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ENERGY STAR celebrates 1 million homes; Houston is top-ranked market

November 10th, 2009

Green Right Now Reports

Where there’s a need, there’s a way. Turns out that the biggest proportion of ENERGY STAR homes are being built in steamy Sunbelt locations where keeping the AC under control is an urgent need.

The top market, with the most ENERGY STAR-qualified homes built since the program begin in 1995, is Houston, with 144,000 homes.

The next top cities with the most homes built to these guidelines include Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles

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Las Vegas does green glam with new City Center project

August 7th, 2009

By Shermakaye Bass Green Right Now Las Vegas, that city of celebrated excess, is going green? In a word, yes – at least, in one concentrated area. The soon-to-debut CityCenter, a seven-building luxury development created by MGM Mirage and Infinity World Development Corps, a subsidiary of Dubai World is slated to open in stages from early [...]

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Through the dark, enlightenment

March 27th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

The darkness looms. Earth Hour is just a day away, so get ready to observe the biggest one yet, along with more than 2,600 cities across the globe in more than 80 countries.

Hold your own black out at 8:30 p.m. (in your time zone) on Saturday at home or in your ‘hood and you’ll be simpatico with people in Egypt where they’re turning out the lights on the Sphinx, Paris where the Eiffel Tower will go dark and NYC where Broadway marquees will blink out at the appropriate time. (Not to mention the Las Vegas strip, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the St. Louis Arch, the Golden Gate Bridge, those giant Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. You get the picture.)

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Closing in on Earth Hour 2009

March 24th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

With Earth Hour just days away, the final details are falling into place for the global event that focuses attention on the call for action on climate change. The Earth Hour organization says the Acropolis in Athens and the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza are the latest world landmarks that will join in going dark.

Here are some of the event highlights this far:

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Chicago company makes organic chocolate

November 10th, 2008

By Hosea Sanders and Sylvia Jones
WLS – Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. — The next time you feel the urge to indulge in a chocolate treat, you can ease any guilt by telling yourself — your purchase is helping to save the planet.

It’s luxe chocolate that’s made right here in Chicago and it’s produced by a company that carries a green mission from its administration to its manufacturing.

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