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2010-09-29 15:58:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- By greening their real estate practice and educating clients on the benefits of going green, REALTORS® are at the forefront of the movement to shrink our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiency. "We see it as an obligation of our industry to advocate sustainability and environmental best practices," said Karl Lee, President of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®. "Homes are responsible for 21...

2010-08-12 09:00:00

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading green website WorldofGreen.com is getting a makeover. Launched as an easy, "one-stop" shop for consumers to find the latest eco-friendly products, the site now features "live" news feeds from top green sites, plus an added "Re-Wind" section of green product demos and videos. "We wanted a way to share the latest events and news happenings," says Roberta Modena, founder of World of Green. "A lot of our merchants have their own videos...

2010-07-21 09:43:00

Program Kicks Off Real Estate Portal BOCA RATON, Fla., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Andrews Country Club today revealed strategic real estate marketing initiatives designed to attract more new and younger members, as a continuation on their recent successes in attracting this much sought after target audience through a branding and public relations campaign. One new program includes unveiling the Club branded real estate portal to select area Realtors® last...

2010-07-06 11:41:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Education Services, a green building education provider, recently trained thirty-six Salt Lake City employees on USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in a push to educate the city's Planning and Building Review department on green building and planning strategies. "Salt Lake City, under the direction of Mayor Becker, is striving for a sustainable city," stated Salt Lake City Planning Programs Supervisor Nole...

2010-04-21 05:00:00

San Francisco based K-8 school purchases 350 MWh of Green-e certified green power for all its facilities SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ - Town School for Boys, a K-8 independent day school founded in 1939, is going green with its electricity usage. The San Francisco based school has purchased certified green power for 100% of its facilities' electricity usage from EcoElectrons Renewable Energy, a company specializing in supplying green power to organizations through renewable...

2010-04-07 10:28:00

Tips provided to Americans to Shift 10% of Their Spending to Green; Also Available: Thousands of Green and Local Options at www.GreenPages.org. WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green America today called on all Americans to take "The Green Economy Challenge" to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. "The Green Economy Challenge" asks all American households to shift 10 percent of their current spending to green purchases. American households spend approximately $3...

2010-03-11 08:35:00

DALLAS, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that Three Eldridge Place, a newly constructed 13-story office property in the portfolio of Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inc., has recently been awarded LEED® Core and Shell Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM) is the national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green...

2010-03-11 08:30:00

DALLAS, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that Lawson Commons, a 13-story office property in the portfolio of Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inc., has recently been awarded LEED® Existing Buildings (EB): Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED® Green Building Rating System(TM) is the national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green...

2010-02-03 16:20:00

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Police, the Audi commercial already being touted as one to watch on Super Bowl Sunday, takes an entertaining approach to the choices we can all make to benefit the environment. The obvious point of the Green Police commercial is to tell American viewers that one of the easiest green choices they can make is to drive the 2010 Green Car of the Year, the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel luxury car. But one aspect of the Green Police ad that's certain to...

2010-01-14 15:20:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hipster urbanite DJ ChloroPhil is not your typical, run of the mill environmentalist. He's devoted everything to living in peaceful harmony with the planet: healthy eating, low-impact travel, sustainable energy-the perfect green lifestyle. Or so he thinks. One night at his club, while burning some mysterious "eco-friendly" incense, Phil unwittingly summons the spirit of an arctic polar bear who informs him that he still has room for...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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