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Sustainable Landscapes . . . Naturally


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As professionals who earn our living working with the soil, we, at times, don’t take full advantage of Mother Nature.   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Postage-Sized Paradise . . . the Eco-Green Way


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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, USED to be a sleepy beach town. To house its seasonal visitors, small homes and bungalows were built on very small pieces of property. However, it was only 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles.   More
 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Make Every Day Earth Day


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Marking its 41st anniversary, Earth Day 2011 will be celebrated on Friday, April 22, with festivals and special events all centered on the importance of protecting the environment.   More
 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Green Walls: Living Art for a Healthy Environment


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Green walls are not a new concept-ivy has been crawling up the sides of walls and buildings for centuries. But today, green wall installations are explicitly being requested and who can argue with that?   More
 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Can Cities Rise to the Challenge?


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The answer to that question is a conditional yes. It depends, and it requires careful and coordinated planning on the part of property owners and city governments. It also requires the will of not just a few, but a majority of urban people.    More
 
Saturday, December 18, 2010 JENNIFER CHESWORTH

A Landscape Company Goes Green


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About 10 years ago, David DuBois, president and CEO of Mission Landscape Companies, Inc., Irvine, California, saw the handwriting on the wall. Little did he realize that this was the beginning of taking his company from a traditional landscape maintenance company to a "green" company. The year was 2001 and the green movement was barely recognized by mainstream America.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010

Office Park Facelift Goes Green


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THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT IN the past, landscape design and maintenance have been more about appearance than anything else. Today, however, landscape businesses have to offer their clients a great deal more than just a pretty yard. With water shortages and rationing already in force in many parts of the country, people are seeking ways to conserve yet maximize water use.    More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Become a Waterwise Landscape Expert


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When Diane Downey first moved to California from her home in England, she was thrilled by the many ways in which she could indulge her passion for gardening. “I was amazed by all the beautiful plants I could grow,” says Downey. “I was like a kid in a candy store.”    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

LEEDing the Way Into the Future


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Environmental awareness may feel like a new concept, but the green seeds were actually planted more than forty years ago. Responding to what he perceived to be widespread environmental degradation, the then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson ...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Eco-Friendly Landscape Services Expand


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Carrollton, Texas-resident Rick Hauser was a typical, hard-working IT professional, director of a software support group for 23 years, until he was let go in December 2008.    More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010