Category Archives: Sustainable building

Habitat for Humanity to construct home that produces its own energy

THE DAILY IOWAN (April 24, 2012) – One local family could soon live in a house that zeroes in on saving energy. The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity has partnered with University of Iowa Engineers for a Sustainable World to build … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity gears up for two Molalla builds

MOLALLA PIONEER (March 29, 2012) – Local volunteers will be teaming up this year to build homes for low income families in Molalla through the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity program. The nonprofit housing program has plans to build two … Continue reading

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Double your impact with a year-end gift to NWV Habitat for Humanity

Dear Habitat Supporters, A small group of passionate NWV Habitat supporters, including the Board of Directors, has issued a challenge to all of you to help raise $20,000 during this last week of 2011 to serve more families with decent, … Continue reading

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Interior Redesigners team up with Habitat ReStores to create beautiful rooms

For shoppers who want to “go green,” save money and still create the “wow” factor when updating their homes, the growing relationship between Habitat for Humanity and Interior Redesign Industry Specialists could not have come at a better time. The … Continue reading

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How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

LIFE ON THE BALCONY (May 5, 2011) Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. I’ve had good luck finding them in dumpsters behind supermarkets. No need to be squeamish. It doesn’t smell. At least, … Continue reading

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Portland’s Northwest Shingle Recyclers grind oil from shingles for reuse as asphalt for roads

OREGONIAN (April 18, 2011) – Your old roof is rich in oil. But until recently, when it came time for a new one, those drab asphalt shingles went to the landfill because there wasn’t a big market for recycling them. And … Continue reading

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10 Weird But Beautiful Homes

1. Earthship Home Water and energy shortages, groundwater and river pollution, wasteful McMansions being built all over the world and fluctuating temperature; with so much happening on this earth, this is the perfect time for Earthship. By earthship I don’t … Continue reading

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