Green Living: 6 Ways To Build An Eco-Friendly House

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With the ongoing financial recession, along with the global warming, my husband and I decided that it was time for a drastic change. A change for good -- for the good of us as a family, as well as to contribute to the whole Earth's well being.We have always been eco-conscious, not wasting energy, recycling, etc. However, when living in the big city started getting a bit too tough in terms of bills and pollution, we decided that it was high time we did something.Remodeling our current … [Read more...]

3 Important Considerations For Energy Efficient Remodeling

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Let's face the facts – you are more or less dealing with utility bills that you'd love to see lowered.Thanks to remodeling opportunities, you might have a chance to make things better in terms of efficiency and saving money.The first thing to remember is that your home is a system which operates based on how you have it set up.Some of the remodeling you do will affect the way the house looks, with little to no effect on the overall quality of energy efficiency.However, in order … [Read more...]

Peel & Stick Solar Panels For Your Roof

OK, it may not be exactly as easy as the title makes it sound, but not far from that.An innovative solar energy company, Lumeta Inc., has developed “peel ‘n stick” solar panels that have a number of advantages over normal solar panels. These “peel ‘n stick” solar panels really are quite easy to install. The company website includes a short video walking you through the whole process as well as a 7-point list on how it’s done. … [Read more...]

Recycled Bricks Designed To Save Water Too

Water is pretty important.Jin-young Yoon thought so as well when he designed the Save Water Brick.As the name states, the brick does more than just the ordinary brick, its unique design actually collects and saves water! … [Read more...]

Does LEED Certification and Optional VIP Seating Make Movie Going Better?

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Would uber green features and LEED certification really encourage people to choose the new Majestic 12 movie theater over another one?One thing is for sure, if the eco-friendliness didn't do the trick, the VIP seating sure would!Check out some of the 1st impressions people had about this new (and only) LEED registered theater: Want to see the 21+ VIP theater in action? Don't miss the video after the jump...As you can see from the responses we caught at the fund raising … [Read more...]

The US’s First LEED Registered Movie Theater Is Now Open, And We Were There

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It's official, the Majestic 12--which is the 1st LEED registered movie theater in the country--is open for business...and in the small town of Chattanooga, TN.I was down in Chattanooga for the non-profit gala the night before the grand opening and was able to catch up with the brains behind the project.Check out this interview with Dale Hurst, Director of Marketing for Carmike Cinemas, and Jeff Pfitzer, Director of Special Projects for River City Company (who are the developers of the … [Read more...]

THE Greenest Hotel in Atlanta: The Sheraton Downtown

Looking for one of the greenest hotels in Atlanta? Well look no further!One hotel kept recurring in my search for the greenest hotel in Atlanta to stay at while covering the Go Green Expo this past weekend.The Sheraton Downtown Atlanta.It is far and above all of the rest and is, without a doubt, one of the greenest (if not THE greenest) hotel in downtown Atlanta.Daniel Senden, Director of Sales and Marketing, for the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta was nice enough to take time out of … [Read more...]

Earth Hour Interviews in the Dark and on the Street, Including One With Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Earth Hour 2009 went off amazingly all over the world!The Fun Times Guide to Living Green was on the street and at a VIP party in Nashville, TN—1 of the 8 flagship U.S. cities—catching folks both before the flip of the switch and also in the darkness of Earth Hour to find out what they thought about Earth Hour....oh, and we were also able to catch up with Nashville Mayor, Karl Dean! Check it out!Check out the interviews before the flip of the switch and also in the darkness after the … [Read more...]