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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

Water Wise . . . Sustainable Landscapes


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The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative.
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Monday, April 19, 2010 SHIRLEY KOST

Rainwater Reuse for Water Sustainability


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If you drive any type of gas-powered vehicle, you are very much aware that the cost to fill up your tank has skyrocketed. But have you checked your water bill lately? Droughts and population growth have resulted in more people having to rely on less water, making it an increasingly scarce commodity.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

LEDs Conserve Energy


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DRIVEN BY A GROWING INTEREST in smart eco-friendly solutions, as well as rapidly-rising electrical costs, the entire lighting industry has turned its attention to high-efficiency products and one of the major ones is the LED bulb.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 CRUZ R. PEREZ