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Think Green: What does it mean to be LEED Certified?

  What does it mean for a building to be LEED Certified?  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The programs is focused on primarily new commercial-building projects and is based on a points system. LEED provides a framework to create efficient, cost-saving green buildings and a LEED certified building is a globally

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DIY: The Power of the Sun: How to make a solar powered phone charger

Yay! For the next Do It Yourself, I found this great tutorial from Instructables on how to construct a solar powered phone charger for you phone.  This could be something you keep in your car incase of any emergencies or to take with you on an outside adventure. How amazing is it that we can

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ThinkGreen: Renewable Energies 101

Renewable Energy There has been lots of conversation about the rise of renewable energy.  How do we harness the power of the sun, wind, water, geothermal heat?  It all seems so foreign to mostly relying on oil, gas, and coal. How different are these two ideas are?  Sun, Wind, Water, all seem to offer

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