Monthly Archive: February 2016

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EPA: Increased Recycling Reduces Toxin Release

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report along with a 2014 TRI Executive Summary, which goes over the general findings more succinctly. It is no secret that commercial and industrial businesses in the U.S. require the use...

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Guest Editorial: Peace of Mind, Not Piece of Mined

By Jessica McNaughton One of the most aggravating things about being a supplier of sustainable building materials is greenwashing, or manufacturers making claims that something is good for the environment when it is, in fact, not.   There are various methods people use for this “greenwashing” –...

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Discarded Wood Transformed Into Stunning Countertop

This thoughtful video produced by Craig Sowers of Kitchens by Craig in Albuquerque, N.M., shows how old pieces of discarded wood can be reclaimed and fabricated into a beautiful butcher-block countertop. Reclaimed wood reduces deforestation, and it saves all the energy that goes into felling trees...

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Our Health Is at Stake

By Bill Callahan If Only We Had a Sense of Urgency, Great Opportunity and Benefit Could Prevail We now know that our numbers and our planet’s capacity to support human life are threatened, and it is because of us. We’ve reached this point by acting uncivilized,...