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2/22/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove explains why she chose Southern Forest Initiative-certified wood for the framing lumber of her sustainable Tennessee home that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
12/8/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
12/16/2008
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
4/7/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council may revise its LEED rating system standards, which currently award points only to Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood products.
3/25/2010
GreenCircle, an independent, third-party certification system, will evaluate companies’ sustainability claims.
11/23/2010
A ForestEthics report calls out the American Forest and Paper Association-backed Sustainable Forestry Initiative label for not protecting forests.
3/11/2010
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
4/4/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
6/15/2011
Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
1/12/2011
The U.S. Green Building Council's Project of the Year is a small, urban home built for $100 per square foot.
1/31/2011
The “One Good Chair” competition winners, announced at Winter Las Vegas Market, demonstrate that minimal materials can result in maximum comfort.
4/21/2011
In honor of Earth Day, the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance has teamed up with Anthropologie to create unique window display art made from recycled corks.
9/14/2010
The USGBC’s “50 for 50” green schools initiative aims to create a green schools caucus in every state legislature.
10/21/2009
The new Goodweave certification label for rugs maintains RugMark International’s stringent child labor-free policy.
9/10/2009
The Houstonian and Hilton Americas Houston offer guests luxury and comfort in green-outfitted accommodations. From intensive recycling programs to energy management systems, these hotels help you to stay green while visiting Houston, Texas.
2/10/2012
Organic cotton fabric leaders Harmony Art and Organic Cotton Plus have received Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS certification.
2/8/2012
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
6/13/2012
True Natural’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen line receives Natural Products Association Certification.
3/4/2011
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
3/3/2011
In the wake of a study that shows access to public transportation is crucial to lowering carbon footprint, the Smarter Cities Project names the top regions for smart transit.
5/30/2008
I'd love to see "modern" medicine get hip to herbs before they get patented and turned into expensive medicine.
2/12/2012
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
7/29/2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.
12/1/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
3/19/2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
3/21/2011
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
3/2/2011
Washington, D.C., Nevada and New Mexico see the most LEED-certified green building per capita in 2010.
10/22/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller continues his introduction to the Passive House standard.


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