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DIY Indoor Vermiculture Composting

Happy Plants in Vermiculture Soil

If you are a fan of living sustainably you have most likely felt the urge to reduce your waste and begin composting. But living in New York City often leaves residents without much outdoor space. A large part of Green

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Fun Built with Salvaged Material

The growth in sustainable and green living has given rise to a movement of eco-tourism in a variety of forms across the country.  Specifically the use of salvaged materials is making a breakthrough in the realm of practical and/ or

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Recycling Salvaged Cement Reduces our Carbon Footprint

Construction is conventionally a carbon-intensive industry – especially in a place like Brooklyn where most homes, coffee shops, book stores and restaurants are built primarily with concrete, mortar, brick and stone. Some degree of greenhouse gas emission is inherent in

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LED drivers

An LED driver is a self-contained power supply that has outputs matched to the electrical characteristics of your LED or array of LEDs. There are currently no industry standards, so understanding the electrical characteristics of your LED or array is

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Bricks, Bricks Everywhere

One thing brownstones have in abundance are bricks. And I keep seeing dumpsters full of them. It is heartbreaking for me. These are beautiful bricks, a hundred years old, with character and texture. Here is one job site where they

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Degradation of Recycling

This is more a technical point but something worth considering when using materials. For example the “problem” with recycled cellulose is that it is degraded. There is a green term for this but I forgot it. Basically you are taking

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