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Tweet Green has gone main stream 2012 Earth Day is a day to celebrate all things earthy. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate freebies, contests and coupons in the name of improving your green home life. Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite promotions available for 2012: 1. Recyclebank- Rewards people with discounts and […]

Tweet New bulbs, new standards push out Incandescents Starting January 1, 2012 new light bulbs must work more efficiently. Compact fluorescent (CFL), light emitting diode (LED) and some halogen bulbs, meet that requirement. 133-year-old incandescent light technology doesn’t because Mr. Edison’s bulb is an energy hog.  Less than 10 percent of the energy it uses […]

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Tweet Snatch up these Free Give Away’s Now There’s no better feeling than having help with your home remodeling project. Here is your chance to improve your home and celebrate Earth Day 2011. Instead of a shot gun approach with a bunch of random stuff, why not get a little strategic?  You can use Sneaky […]

Tweet Voting is Now open – Your vote means a lot to us!  Readers like you are picking the Best Green Blog from Monday, 7 March to Friday, 15 April 2011. We have been nominated in the 2011 JDR Industry Green Blogger Awards! Build That Green promotes and encourages sustained building of healthy, high-performance homes […]

Tweet Practical Advice Using Less Water for a More Beautiful Yard Press Release Video: Water Wise Garden Tips Fayetteville, February 26, 2011 – The Cape Fear Botanical Garden has invited Ms. Kim Van Borkulo, Build That Green to give water saving tips at the Carolina Home and Garden Show. It is possible to dramatically reduce […]

Tweet On Saturday, September 25 2010 there’s going to be National Drug Take-Back Day at a location near you. Can’t happen soon enough, if you ask me. Today, seven students at a North Carolina middle school face criminal charges after trading prescription narcotics at school. These 11 to 13 year-old kids were raiding their home […]

Tweet Until his death in January 2010, recluse J.D. Salinger was known for shunning his fans for peace and privacy.  Today, he’d be mortified to learn his toilet of all things, has become a literary-giant collectible. A memorabilia dealer is hawking the 1962-vintage throne for $1 million on eBay. (Not exactly the next unpublished manuscript […]

Tweet Super news for anybody that’s replacing older, inefficient appliances with Energy Star® qualified appliances in 2010. Compliments of your government, just another reason you can feel good about saving green by going green. Here’s a quick summary of what’s happening in the southeast. For other states or more information go to this site: Rebates, […]

Tweet It’s true! Build that Green officially began on Earth Day in 2008. And I’m in the mood to celebrate…. By the way, how are birthdays handled at your work?  Does someone bring in a cake or something for you if its your birthday? When I worked in Norway, the birthday person themselves brought in […]