Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kirby trees

Some of the live oak trees that lined Kirby Drive were removed overnight as part of a controversial reconstruction project between Westheimer and Richmond.
Video by Jason Witmer. July 29, 2008

SAFE Green Toys

Green Toys uses recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating their toys. Next, the milk containers are reprocessed into super clean fresh plastic. The plastic material we use is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.

Made in California, USA: Less Transportation, Less Energy

All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they
are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws...
The raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses.

Environmental Packaging
All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or
twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.

Friday, July 18, 2008

ABC news on "deconstruction"

Are you building a home or remodeling one? There may be a way to save some cash and help the environment."

Watch their video as they tour the Habitat for humanity storage facility and talk to several Houstonians about the benefits of reclaiming goods for their construction projects.

" The benefits of deconstruction are many. First off, it cost consumers less and preserves old architecture.... Also, it more importantly keeps the Earth a little cleaner."

If you'd like to get involved with Habitat For Humanity, click here, or use this link to find out more about Historic Houston.

Green Living Home

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Green as Sexy

I don't think this is the first merger of consumer energy price angst with Madision Avenue marketing suave, and it probably won't be the last. Personally, I'm glad green is sexy and mainstream (it's long overdue). watch the video ;)