Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 118.

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Last weekend I volunteered for the New Mexico Green Built Tour and met some really great people doing wonderful things in the world of green building. If you have the chance to do any work with the US Green Building Council, I highly recommend it. It’s amazing what some people are doing with their homes! On to the reads…

By now you’ve probably heard about the new fuel efficiency standards proposed by the Obama administration. In case you haven’t, here’s a quick breakdown.

Zumbox is the first paperless postal system. President Glen Ward gives us the rundown on this green mail solution that could save more than 100 million trees annually.

The U.S. government will reverse a Bush administration policy and increase the role of scientists in setting air standards for criteria pollutants harmful to human health, Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday. (Wow, what a novel idea…science!)

I just put the finishing touches on this week’s issue of Tiny House Living, the weekly tiny house newsletter. In this issue I’ve included Kent’s Sonoma Shanty, a tiny house slumber party, a remote cabin called Yonderosa, two tiny shipping container houses, a man shed, a bit about Small Living Journal Issue 5 and my tiny teardrop bike trailer design.

1BOG (stands for 1 Block Off the Grid) is a San Francisco company working to drastically improve residential access to solar power through community organization that even our President would surely be proud of. Based on the idea that there are both savings and safety in numbers, 1BOG “organizes big groups of people together who want to get solar energy, and gets them a huge discount.”

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