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    FSC VERSUS SFI

    When the Forest Stewardship Council rolled out the world's first "green" wood certification label in 1993, the organization quickly rallied big-box retailers like Home Depot to the cause. The largest do-it-yourself home improvement chain in the United States became a founding member of the FSC and publicly announced that it would soon ensure all of its products came from certified sources.

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    POSTCARD FROM MAPLE GROVE

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    Inside and outside, this building comes across initially as nice, but seemingly a bit buttoned down, handsome yet perhaps a bit conventional in affect.

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    MAKING BUILDINGS GOOD

    The days of making the business case for sustainable design, or even explaining what LEED means and why it is important, have passed. Today's green building challenges have moved to more complicated areas of policy — permitting and politics — and the motivating sense of competition to be "the greenest."

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    More Environment

    Germany's First Eco-City — Sun Daily, 2009.0905

    How Green Building Can Save the Housing Industry — Green Right Now, 2009.0904

    Out of the Woods: Hopkins’ Green Learning Machine — BD, 2009.0904

    Green Roofs "Fluff" for Many Architects — A&D, 2009.0904

    Global Warming Could Forestall Ice Age — New York Times, 2009.0903

    Lawsuit Filed to Block Pipeline Project — New York Times, 2009.0903

    Solar Power, Mobile Phones Converge to Distribute Water in Kenya — New York Times, 2009.0903

    Labels, Consumers and Efficient TVs — New York Times, 2009.0903

    Energy Company Calls Halt to Drilling Project — New York Times, 2009.0902

    Former Power Plant to Save Power as LEED School — CSE Live, 2009.0902

    Climate Change Is God's Will, Students Say — Jakarta Post, 2009.0901

    Farm Bureau, API Turn Phony — Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, 2009.0831

    Should Green Building Certification Be Guaranteed? — Reuters, 2009.0831

    Some Buildings Not Living Up to Green Label — New York Times, 2009.0830

    Can Push for Climate Bill Forge a Lasting Labor-Enviro Alliance? — New York Times, 2009.0828

    Think about a New Interstate through East Atlanta, Says Oxendine — Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2009.0828

    Building Group Unveils "Sustainable" Housing Prototype — Daily Texan, 2009.0828

    Green Rebuilding in New Orleans Still Faces Obstacles — Environmental Leader, 2009.0826

    Oasis of the Future Taking Shape in a Distant Desert — Sydney Morning Herald, 2009.0826

    Vancouver Olympic Venues Bask in Green Glow — Journal of Commerce, 2009.0826

    Study Warns of ‘Energy Sprawl’ — New York Times, 2009.0826

    Concerns Remain as Europe Changes Bulbs — New York Times, 2009.0826

    After 150 Years, Whither Oil? — New York Times, 2009.0826

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), a Chamption of the Environment and Clean Energy, Dies at 77 — Climate Progress (blog), 2009.0826

    Economies of Scale — Memphis Daily News, 2009.0826

    NASA 'Sustainability Base' to Be Net Zero Energy — CNet News, 2009.0825

    AIA Requires Green Credits — Examiner, 2009.0825

    Saudi Blasts American Energy Policy — New York Times, 2009.0825

    Does Carbon Labeling Confuse Consumers? — New York Times, 2009.0825

    Contest Opens Floodgates on Sea Level Rise Ideas — SF Appeal, 2009.0819

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