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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

NEWSPAPERS GET A SECOND LIFE Do you recycle your newspaper?  Every Sunday, 500,000 trees could be saved if everyone recycled their newspapers. A few creative companies are giving newspaper a second life.  Check out these artful products:

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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

EARTH-CONSCIOUS MOM I recently attended a green-inspired baby shower.  The food, decorations, and gifts all had a planet-friendly twist. Needless to say, I was inspired to write a GreenLearner GreenThought on the different products out there for those chic Moms … Continue reading

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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

USE “WATERSENSE” A retro shower head flows roughly 5-6 gallons of water per minute.  If you do the math, a 10-minute shower would send 50-60 gallons of water down the drain!  Modern shower heads now flow less than 2.5 gallons … Continue reading

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GreenLearner March Product Spotlight: Rainwater HOG

GreenLearner is proud to feature Rainwater HOG as our March 2011 spotlight green product.  GreenLearner selects a product monthly based on the interest of our users. Rainwater HOG was invented and designed by Sally Dominguez—an Australian designer and architectural practitioner.  … Continue reading

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GreenLearner Update

Thanks to the overwhelming positive feedback from our LEED GA practice exams, we have now added LEED AP BD+C practice tests to our exam simulator!  All our questions are crafted by LEED accredited Professionals and designed to help you be … Continue reading

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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND I recently received a karma CARD™ from a dear friend of mine and thought it was a pretty clever product.  It’s a greeting card with an afterlife as a postcard.  The cards are perforated down … Continue reading

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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

THIRTY BOOKS What’s the most planet-friendly way to read?  It’s a conundrum that can only be answered in one succinct word—depends.  Each year, the United States book industry uses 30 million trees.  It’s an unsettling number that would make most … Continue reading

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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

WHO’S IN THE LEED? Chicago is the number one city with the most LEED certified buildings—easily outpacing second and third place finishers, Washington D.C. and New York City by 77 buildings.  It’s no surprise, eco-conscious California is leading the country … Continue reading

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY What are you getting your sweetheart this Valentine’s day?  Whatever your gift may be, it will more than likely be accompanied by a greeting card.  It’s estimated that one billion valentines are sent each year globally, making … Continue reading

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GreenLearner February Product Spotlight: Tournesol Siteworks

GreenLearner is proud to feature the VGM Modular Living Wall System by Tournesol Siteworks as our February 2011 spotlight green product.  GreenLearner selects a product monthly based on the interest of our users. Tournesol Siteworks provides complete landscape solutions for … Continue reading

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