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Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 19, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Clean Energy Future

Author B.F. (Bruce) Nagy discusses his new book, The Clean …

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Industrial hemp poised to become NC’s newest legal crop

Farmers in North Carolina are likely to wake up Saturday morning with a new option for growing crops: Industrial hemp production is expected to become legal at the stroke of midnight. Lawmakers…

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Hempcrete is the newest green building material.

Add hemp fiber to lime and you get a lightweight building material that can be shaped like a cinder block. When fully cured, it floats in water. Buildings up to 10 stories tall have been built from…

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Does insulation affect cell phone signals?

A few years ago we had cavity wall insulation put into the walls. It makes sense really – keeping the heat in during the winter and ensuring that your home is nice and cool during the summer months….

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Florida Earthship Build – Summer 2018 Workshop Images

earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete…

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Which type of insulation is right for your home?

In fall’s natural progression toward hibernation and all things cozy, preparation for your house is often forgotten. Insulation for the home can seem intimidating, but don’t let that stop you…

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Wool Insulation: Healthy and Safe Spaces

Ahead-of-the-trend green builders, architects, and homeowners are excited about using healthy, sustainable sheep’s wool insulation for new construction, and retrofitting existing homes and…

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5 Home Energy Efficiency Strategies To Keep Summer Cool

As summer approaches, home electricity use can skyrocket, as air conditioners are cranked up to keep our homes cool. Follow these five simple energy efficiency strategies to keep your electric bill low and your home comfortable. Keep the sun out…

Want To Use 90% Less Energy In Your Home? Here’s How

While oil is being drilled on far corners of the globe, we all have free solar energy falling on our properties. When my family moved into an ultra-energy efficient home in Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit community in coastal Maine on…

Sheep Wool Insulation Comes To America

Image credit Oregon Shepherd

It is common in New Zealand and a luxury in the UK, but now sheep wool insulation has come to America, via Oregon Shepherd. There is a lot to love about this stuff; “This all-natural and inherently fire-retardant materia…