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Exotic Ideas for Sustainable Flooring

Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits to the environment that sustainable flooring provides. Bamboo is a popular option because it’s quick to reach harvesting age and is just as durable as many hardwoods. However, you needn’t be limited to bamboo. There are many other exotic options for sustainable flooring that are still suited to green […]

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Sustainable Sisal – Eco-Friendly Sisal Rugs & Flooring

It is important to realize that using sisal rugs in your home or workplace helps to promote sustainability in developing countries.  Likewise, you are providing a healthier environment for yourself and also those around you. For us to begin discussing the benefits of sisal rugs we need to first look at the plant itself, sisal […]

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Bamboo Countertops – The Sustainable Option

Bamboo countertops can be a great choice for anyone who is interested in replacing their current counters with a new, eco friendly option.  There are lots of great reasons to consider bamboo, we’ll go over them all here. Strand woven bamboo countertop What Makes Bamboo Countertops Green? Bamboo has emerged in recent years as a […]

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Environmentally Friendly Materials – Seagrass

For those who are looking for different styles and alternatives to the many popular eco-friendly area rugs that are currently available, you should consider seagrass area rugs. These finely woven area rugs tend to be made from all-natural and imported materials that are both durable and desirable. Seagrass is similar to hemp, harvested from many […]

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Sisal, Jute, Bamboo & Seagrass Rugs? Eco Friendly & Good Looking

Area rugs made from the natural fibers of sisal, jute, and seagrass make attractive eco-friendly flooring options. The textures and shades are varied, giving your home a fresh, natural look. They are durable as well. Natural fiber rugs are also a good choice for people with chemical allergies or sensitivities. Here are some of the […]

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What Does Eco Friendly Mean?

We encounter eco-friendly terminology everywhere nowadays: at the stores you visit, on the products you purchase, in the news you read, in eco friendly blogs and in casual conversation.  Over the past few years, environmental sustainability has become a hot topic, due partly to the buzz surrounding global warming.  People have become increasingly aware of […]

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Greener building techniques begin to gain traction in South Africa

The green building industry in South Africa is showing signs of maturation, with increasing numbers of architects, engineers and product suppliers showing interest in the sector, not only to discover more about it and understand it, but seeking ways in which to successfully implement and create greener buildings. The recent Green Building conference, held in […]

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Why Buy and Use Bamboo Products?

Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly building materials there is—it’s sturdy and solid, yet it grows extremely fast and is therefore rapidly renewable.(Hint hint: that means it’s often cheap to buy, too) Plus, it has a stark, elegance that will likely blend into the decor of your home. So it’s really no wonder we’re […]

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Five breakthroughs that will make solar power cheaper than coal

There was some good news last week. While Washington was busy holding the global markets hostage and placing billions in badly needed R&D funding on the chopping block, a new report from REN21 (the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century) showed that global investments in renewable energy jumped 32 percent to a record $211 billion, […]

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