Green and - Saving your money and and planet.

The Seven Sins of Greenwashing - Games and Tools

The right tools and materials will help you increase your awareness and knowledge about what it means to purchase green. This section of the site is designed to help educate consumers to avoid the pitfalls of Greenwashing.
Send a Postcard
Choose one of the Seven Sins e-cards to send to a friend and educate them about Greenwashing!

Greening Your MLS - Guidance for Real Estate Professionals

Note: Specific appearance and search features need to be explored further by each MLS. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that each MLS engage local green building and energy professionals to assist in assuring the comprehensiveness and local specificity of applicable fields. Greening Your MLS - Guidance for Real Estate Professionals

Cap and Trade

Cap and trade is an environmental policy tool that delivers results with a mandatory cap on emissions while providing sources flexibility in how they comply. Successful cap and trade programs reward innovation, efficiency, and early action and provide strict environmental accountability without inhibiting economic growth.

This is a very important issue. Here is a link to a great resource.

Eco-Friendly Yard Gear, Insecticide, Mower and Smart Watering Solution

Thanks to Popular Science Magazine for these great leads:
Electric Yard Gear - Batter powered chainsaws, string trimmers, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers.
Eco-insecticide - Based on plant oils.
Reel Mower - Interesting inertia mower, great for city yards.
Smart Watering Solution - Uses daily updates from the NOAA satelliters. Too cool.

"Melting" Drywall Keeps Rooms Cool

Building materials that absorb heat during the day and release it at night, eliminating the need for air-conditioning in some climates, will soon be on the market in the United States. The North Carolina company National Gypsum is testing drywall sheets--the plaster panels that make up the walls in most new buildings--containing capsules that absorb heat to passively cool a building.

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases you generate annually. The lower your footprint, the better! We are currently developing a calculator to see how you currently rate, along with tools and guidelines to help reduce your carbon footprint and impact on global climate change.

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