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Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...grass fibers, has many of the same properties as our other favorite natural insulation products, which we will discuss below. Gramitherm Natural Grass Insul...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...grass Alternatives for grass - ground covers! Choosing an alternative to grass as a backyard play area for kids is not reserved for ‘hardcore environmenta...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...grass-fed eggs and dairy Organic, humane and grass-fed eggs and dairy have a lower environmental impact than what comes out of large-scale production faciliti...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...grass, twine and in many cases a combination of several materials. 3.) Construct: You can create your circle by staking the middle of the area and using a str...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...grass, planting flowers or pulling weeds. To receive a Free 30 page Construction Guide from one of the foremost experts in DIY Natural pool construction that ...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...grass grow, but not much. So aside from the ecological impacts that come with an impermeable world, you may need rubber boots to barbeque your dinner on an othe...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...grass and the tree-line separating the house from the shore. Skinned in semi-transparent black-stained eastern-white cedar, the house recedes against the forest...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...grasses. The success of this collaborative approach was founded on a number of important principles that can be applied to any project: Get with the program: ...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...grass Chives Another interesting option is Haskap berries - which might be the next new superfood – but most people haven't ...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...grass growing on it and the low level of precipitation, about 430 mm per year. As soon as the city was built on the lake bed, the effective precipitation became...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...grass turf does not handle this climate well and consequently we end up using vast amounts of water to keep it looking healthy. If you do want to have a traditi...