Business Incubator for Green Ideas
Created 9/21/2010 10:04:53 AM 
Business incubators, the bulk of which are independently operated nonprofits that provide startups with cheap office space and professional advice, took off in the 1980s only to stall after the dot-com bubble burst. They're now back to a record high, with some 41,000 startups using 1,200 incubators across the US alone.
Give Your Stuff Away Day: Unclutter your Life
Created 9/11/2010 11:19:18 AM 
Many of us own valuable stuff we just don’t want anymore. But instead of giving it away or selling it, we allow it to clutter our households and businesses. Billions of great items are just wasting away, taking up space.
Share Your Garden if You're Not Using it.
Created 7/7/2010 9:04:03 AM 
A full 40 percent of North Americans do not have their own yard space; those who do, meanwhile, often leave it underused. One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land - despite the fact that many yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare. Now, a website links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food.
Cool Ideas for Urban Farming
Created 6/2/2010 9:05:27 AM 
The urban farming trend is all about the production of food by planting on unused land and space while increasing diversity, educating youth, adults and seniors and providing an environmentally sustainable system to uplift communities. As we have seen before, it can also involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, agro-forestry or horticulture.
Container City in Mexico: Grand Scale Recycling
Created 2/19/2010 8:11:53 AM 
Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Cities offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing.
Holy Green Computing
Created 12/18/2009 8:24:48 AM 
Computer equipment and data centers take up lots of space, suck a ton of energy, and generate a large amount of heat. Whereas keeping sets of servers cool can be a complicated endeavor, the city of Helsinki is putting that excess thermal energy to good use with the creation of what a local power firm has called the “greenest data center on the planet“.
Build your New House with Old Tires
Created 12/16/2009 7:57:24 AM 
Approximately 300 million used car and truck tires are generated in the U. S. each year. The majority end up in landfills, create fire hazard, insect breeding grounds and rodent habitat. Scrap tires are not only a waste of valuable landfill space but a more serious waste of what is now a viable resource. To illustrate the magnitude of the used tire problem the governments, Solid Waste Management, reports indicate, there is one scrap tire produced for every three people in the United States alone.
Upcycle your Broken Windshield
Created 12/9/2009 8:08:59 AM 
Windshields take a lot of landfill space. And new glass manufacturing contributes to global warming. New glass requires energy and transportation-intensive mining. Manufacturing new glass uses intense heat in an already warming climate. Recycling windshields saves valuable and declining landfill space, releases zero CO2 and cuts the carbon footprint.
Recycle your Unused Space for Profit
Created 3/25/2009 9:05:54 AM 
From unused parking spaces to extra beds to arable land suitable for gardening, consumers are increasingly finding new, recession-busting ways to make the most of what they have. People are looking for means to make money from their land and property by using their spare space. A new concept has been developed in response to the shortfall of available space in both urban and rural areas.
How to Profit from Old Buildings
Created 3/23/2009 8:38:24 AM 
Water towers, TV antennas, parking garages and other structures tend to be ignored within the ubiquitous context of their surroundings and get destroyed when decommissioned. However these often overlooked structures can offer amazing opportunities for renovations. As green buildings have become more popular and important, developers are looking for ways to renovate older buildings and structures into modern, efficient and healthy spaces.


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