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Update: How to Buy A Vacant Side Yard For $1 (Or Less)

Last month, the Philadelphia Land Bank solicited its first request for proposals from developers to acquire and develop 17 contiguous parcels along the 1600 block of North Bodine Street. This RFP…

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Want a more sustainable world? Let women lead the way

Women are increasingly driving the global economy. According to a 2009 Harvard Business Review article, women controlled $20 trillion in consumer spending each year. Morgan Stanley reports that women…

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People and Planet Benefit From ‘Green’ Buildings

Research worldwide shows that environmentally-friendly buildings are much better for the health of the people who live and work in them, as well as for the Earth. LONDON, 19 July, 2015 Buildings that…

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Power to the People

Why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous. Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont….

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Do-It-Yourself Solar Hot Water Heater

NEED A WAY TO ADD HOT WATER TO YOUR OFF-GRID HOME? This is not your quick 6 minute re-heat option but rather one that given enough time can serve up enough hot water for a nice outdoor shower. How…

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How to pound tires and build tire walls

Tire walls are made by laying tires in staggered courses like bricks or concrete blocks. Each tire is filled with compacted earth, so that it becomes a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted…

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How to – Methane Generator

You can make biogas energy with a DIY methane generator. Producing methane from manure using your own small scale waste to energy biogas digester is feasible for many small farms. What is Biogas…

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Harvesting Tires

The tire is indigenous all over the world as a “natural resource”. Every city is a natural supplier of this item. It can be “harvested” with absolutely no technical devices or energy other than two…

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How To Build A Woodstove Water Heating Attachment

Follow these tips to construct a woodstove water-heating attachment and save on utility bills. Includes a materials list and diagram. One of the advantages of heating with wood is the variety of…

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Rags to Riches: Ditch Fast Fashion and Earn Cash From Your Clothes

Today, we want fast likes, fast friends, and fast coffee. …

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