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Going Green with Bamboo

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Maybe I’m a bit Johnny-come-lately on this one, but I thought writing an article might be a good way for me to learn a little bit about bamboo floors. About three years ago I tore out all of the carpet on the main floor of our house, and replaced it with a super-durable laminate. Is […]

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Preparing your Minneapolis House for Sale? Buy Some WD-40!

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Preparing your Minneapolis House for Sale? Buy Some WD-40!

Thinking of selling your Minneapolis house? Shine up that kitchen with WD-40! Are you trying to clean up your Minneapolis home and prepare it for sale? Here’s an email that was forwarded to me by a close friend. I just had to share it with you. Perhaps you have some difficult home repairs or tough […]

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Minnesota Greenstar

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Gas is over three dollars a gallon. Prices on everything are going up. Even prices on fresh meat are soaring, as the demand for feed corn competes with the demand for corn for ethanol. Minnesota isn’t exactly a cheap place to live, when it comes to energy bills. High energy bills for the cold winters […]

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What is “Cob?”

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What is “Cob?”

Does it ever seem to you like the old solutions are really the best solutions? After years of promoting the use of baby formula, we find that breast milk is healthier. After decades of trans-fats, we discover that natural fats are better. Hanging your clothes out on a line leaves a smaller carbon footprint than […]

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Mushrooms, Dirt, and Straw. The “New” Home Construction Materials.

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You might have thought we covered all of the strangest and most creative “green” home construction techniques in the last post. But truth is stranger than fiction, and exciting ideas for environmentally friendly housing come from ancient methods and

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Elements of a “Green” Home. Part One.

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“Green” home construction topics are hot items in the blogosphere these days. Even celebrities and politicians are popping up in these discussions. For example, Eva Longoria Parker is using recycled wood and installing solar panels. Brad Pitt’s Sustainable Design Competition is taking place in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. Even George Bush

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