might not be easy being green, but it’s pretty cool…

 On another green note….

Here is some ‘green’ info from TreeHugger.com

Considering how Las Vegas casinos dole out drinks, it’s nice to think that something positive is being done with all those beer bottles emptied on the Strip. We can rest assured that’s the case for at least 500,000 of them, which were collected, crushed, and formed into a composite building material to produce the world’s biggest building made from glass bottles. The recently completed Morrow Royal Pavilion is a regal building that fits right with the rest of Sin City.

The building material is called GreenStone, designed by Scott McCombs, the founder of Realm of Design, a company that produces architectural elements (think  gazebos, fountains, balustrades, etc.). The Pavilion is modeled after England’s Swarkestone Hall Pavilion (where the Rolling Stones did a famous photo shoot for their compilation album Hot Rocks).

This is the first building Realm of Design has made from GreenStone, and it’s actually a new manufacturing center for the company. The half million bottles kept 290,000 pounds of glass out of the landfill. They are crushed and mixed with fly ash to produce a building material that can take the place of concrete and eliminate its massive carbon footprint.


How about a solar covered parking system that offsets building energy costs?  Yep!  It’s here in Phoenix and is not only pleasing to look at,  but it can even pay for itself in as little as 10 years!  BRILLIANT.  (Shown: Burton Barr Library)

Planes, trains… and, yes, automobiles. Rob Boydstun of Boydstun Metal Works has launched a new company, Miranda Homes, that constructs traditional stick-built family houses from crushed cars. Rather than wood, these homes are framed with recycled steel from junked cars. The structures exceed Energy Star efficiency standards and can be built in a fraction of the time with just a third of the labor needed for wood-framed houses. (via ecoble.com)

Speaking of wine barrels (okay, stay with me people)  how about staying at the  Hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren in Holland  and sleep inside a rescued wine barrel. Yes, the four recycled hotel rooms are each furnished with 2 beds, a television, and a bathroom. The wine barrels are set in a traditional hotel atmosphere with adjoining outdoor porches and fresh flowers.

Bottom line:  Do some research!  There are so many reasons to be go green!!

6 thoughts on “might not be easy being green, but it’s pretty cool…

  1. Erin


    I work for Environmental Science Degree.com, a website that strives to be a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in pursuing an environmental science or related degree. Additionally, we offer information for professionals and others interested in learning more about being environmentally conscious. To that end, through our own research, evaluating factors such as peer recommendations, web presence, and content quality, we’re developing a list of the Top 100 Green Living Sites.

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    Should you be featured on the final list, we’ll provide you with a badge to display on your website and to promote your inclusion on your social media accounts.

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  2. Erin


    I’m following up with you regarding the list Environmental Science Degree.com published, entitled Top 100 Sites for Going Green.

    We emailed you last week to inform you of your nomination. We are now pleased to let you know that you have made the final list! You can view the entire list here: http://www.environmentalsciencedegree.com/green-living/

    To promote your recognition on your website and social media accounts, you can use the provided embed code below. We’ve also created a badge for you to display that I can email to you once I hear back from you, as I can’t attach it to this contact form.

    We hope this collection of blogs about green living, sustainable technology, and eco-friendly lifestyles will prove to be a valuable resource for you, as well as everyone who is interested in learning more about sustainability.

    Congratulations, and if you have any questions about how to incorporate the badge onto your site, please let me know – I’m happy to help!

    Thank You,


    1. Hi Erin and THANK YOU for the recognition!!! I am enjoying finding many more ways to help ourselves and our planet! I really appreciate this and it is quite an honor. Thanks again, sandi 🙂


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