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Written by CBOWEN@GIE.NET

October 5th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Practice what you preach

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I had the chance to visit John Deere’s Turf Care Factory in Raleigh N.C. as part of customer fly-ins the company does. And I learned a lot about the products and had a chance to meet landscapers and talk with them about the industry. But it was one little sign that really caught my attention. You can read the sign for yourself in the above photo.

Now, I don’t recall John Deere being especially preachy or over the top when it comes to being green, but I thought it was great that a company that makes products for the green industry is trying to be green in as many ways as possible. And if that means asking people to use revolving doors, then that’s a request you should take into account. Besides, why do you have to ASK people to use revolving doors. They are some of my favorite doors to walk through.

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June 22nd, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Weekly round-up

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Here’s our digest of fun, interesting and important links from the week. Dig in and enjoy!

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April 27th, 2012 at 11:51 am

Trees mean clean

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Urban Forests = Cleaner, Cooler Air from ASLA on Vimeo.

This video from the American Society of Landscape Architects explains how trees and other green spaces fight air pollution, reduce the so-called “heat island effect” and generally make cities more livable.

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November 29th, 2011 at 8:02 am

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New ‘green’ certification

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You could soon have some more letters to put on your business card. From the American Society of Landscape Architects:

There may be a new green professional credential for design and construction professionals on the horizon. The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has launched a survey on the feasibility of professional credentialing and project certification.

SITES is currently working with the Green Building Certification Institute, which manages the certification and credentialing programs for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating Systems.

The survey is open until Wednesday, November 2, and respondents are eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card. For questions about the survey, please contact Will Terrill with the subject “SITES Survey” at wterrill@gbci.org.

To take the survey, click here.

Written by CBOWEN@GIE.NET

October 17th, 2011 at 2:21 pm