About Home and habitat

March 25, 2007 at 12:38 pm 28 comments

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  • 1. dougretzler  |  March 27, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Second Chance Inc.
    Architectural salvage warehouse
    1635 Warner St.
    410-385-1101

    http://www.secondchanceinc.org

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  • 2. dougretzler  |  March 27, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    The Loading Dock, Inc.
    A low cost building. materials reuse center
    2 N.Kresson St.
    410-728-3625

    http://www.loadingdock.org

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  • 3. Kroiz Architecture  |  March 28, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Kroiz Architecture
    Dedicated to the positive transformation of our environment.
    2226 Fleet Street
    410.522.6669

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  • 4. dougretzler  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Real Goods
    Catalog sales of sustainable living goods, solar & wind systems, etc.

    http://www.realgoods.com

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  • 5. dougretzler  |  April 1, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Bluehouse
    Enviro-friendly home furnishings & products
    1407 Fleet St.
    410-276-1180

    http://www.bluehouselife.com/

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  • 6. loisgreencity  |  April 5, 2007 at 8:36 am

    Chesapeake Boat Disposal, Inc.

    Boat disposal company–boats are filled with hazardous materials. Avoid fines and penalties. Let company’s trained professionals disassemble it, then transport it & all its waste to an approved landfill.

    http://www.chesapeakeboatdisposal.com

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  • 7. loisgreencity  |  April 5, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Everyone:

    Our office is looking for people from all backgrounds to serve as the Local Host Committee for the 6th Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, Awards and Trade Show, which is planned for April 29, 30 and May 1, 2008 here in Baltimore City. The Local Host Committee will be tasked with organizing, fundraising for, and delivering the Conference. If you are interested, please email, fax or mail to me your name, contact information, and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) statement on why you would be interested in serving on the Committee no later than Friday, April 20, 2008. Thank you.

    Billy Hwang
    Office of Councilman Kraft
    City Hall, Room 505
    100 N.- Holliday St.
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (443) 984-3763 tel.
    (410) 347-0547 fax
    bhwang@baltimorecitycouncil.com
    http://www.jimkraftcc.com

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  • 8. dougretzler  |  April 6, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Growing Home Campaign
    The Growing Home Campaign provides homeowners with education about the multiple benefits of planting trees and a $10 savings on the purchase of qualifying trees. Learn more about the Growing Home Campaign (Baltimore County)
    Phone: 410-887-4488 ext. 287

    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/go/trees

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  • 9. dougretzler  |  April 6, 2007 at 12:32 am

    TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND
    Helping plant trees for a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/treemendous

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  • 10. loisgreencity  |  April 6, 2007 at 2:56 am

    Biohabitats

    Company that specializes in conservation planning, ecological restoration, and regenerative design

    http://www.biohabitats.com/ndg_newsite/about.php

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  • 11. loisgreencity  |  April 9, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Cool Video of “Urban Pigeon Paradise” habitat experiment by “aesthetic activist” Natalie Jeremijenko

    http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/12/revolutionary_minds_natalie_je_1.php

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  • 12. dougretzler  |  April 9, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Living Lightly on the Grid
    Takoma Park Man Saves Energy, Sets Example in Fight Against Climate Change

    By David A. Fahrenthold
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007; Page B01

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/05/AR2007030501493.html?nav=rss_metro

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  • 13. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 1:22 am

    A Greener Home
    A forum for folks exploring these issues in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area
    So, you want to make your home “greener”, more environmentally-friendly, more conserving of resources, and sustainably-built… Where do you start? What questions should you ask? What products do you use? Where do you buy them? Are they available locally?

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AGreenerHome/

    .

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  • 14. Charles Aloe  |  May 2, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Amicus Green Building Center
    4080 Howard Avenue
    Kensington, MD 20895-2465
    info@amicusgreen.com
    Phone: 301-571-8590
    Fax: 301-571-8597

    http://www.amicusgreen.com

    The Amicus Green Building Center is the Mid-Atlantic’s greatest collection of genuine “green” products, resources, and expert support to help you create a healthy, environmentally friendly, stylish, energy smart and sustainable building.

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  • 15. dougretzler  |  May 3, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Lawncare Practices Help Protect the Chesapeake Bay

    “Healthy Lawns, Clean Water” campaign unites business, government and academic organizations to raise awareness of environmentally friendly lawn care techniques. This educational campaign encourages homeowners to do their part in protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    The “Healthy Lawns, Clean Water” campaign reminds homeowners of the steps they can take to protect the environment while nurturing their lawn or garden. For 7 Tips on Lawncare Stewardship, and more info, go to:

    http://www.mwcog.org/environment/water/chesapeake/scotts/default_scotts.asp

    or

    http://chapters.usgbc.org/baltimore/Healthylawninfo.htm

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  • 16. loisgreencity  |  May 11, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Preservation Maryland

    24 W. Saratoga Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    (410) 685-2886 FAX (410) 539-2182

    http://www.preservationmaryland.org

    Preservation Maryland is the state’s oldest historic preservation organization. Founded in 1931 as the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities, Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

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  • 17. loisgreencity  |  May 15, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Want to Make Your Home More Green? Take the Sierra Club’s “Cool Home Tour!”

    http://www.sierraclub.org/coolhome/

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  • 18. loisgreencity  |  May 18, 2007 at 1:29 am

    Terralogos Green Home Services, Inc.

    1101 East 33rd Street, Ste B301
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    443-451-7130

    http://www.terralogos.com/services/index.html

    Offers cost effective solutions which reduce homeowners’ energy bills and create healthier, more comfortable homes.

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  • 19. loisgreencity  |  May 21, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Habitat Restoration Projects Affiliated with the National Aquarium of Baltimore:

    http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/habitatrestorationprojectswetlands.aspx

    Fort McHenry Weltand Restoration

    Barren Island Wetland Restoration

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  • 20. loisgreencity  |  May 21, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Fort McHenry Field Days Cleanup Events through the National Aquarium of Baltimore:

    Cleanup events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:

    Saturday, June 23
    Saturday, September 29
    Saturday, November 10

    To sign up, go to: http://www.aqua.org/conservation_signup.asp

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  • 21. loisgreencity  |  May 21, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    National Aquarium of Baltimore’s Butterfly Cleanup Initiative:

    http://www.butterflyrecovery.org/about/members/national_aquarium_baltimore/

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  • 22. loisgreencity  |  May 24, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Counter Measures – Ten Ways to Green Your Kitchen article

    http://www.chow.com/stories/10542

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  • 23. loisgreencity  |  May 24, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Baltimore Housing: Two Agencies, One Name

    http://www.baltimorehousing.org/

    The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) was established in 1937 to provide federally-funded public housing programs and related services for Baltimore’s low-income residents. The Agency currently serves over 40,000 residents in more than 14,000 housing units. HABC’s portfolio includes 18 family developments, 21 mixed population buildings and scattered sites throughout the City. Baltimore’s Housing Choice Voucher program provides an additional 12,000 families with rental housing subsidies each year.

    The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) was created in 1968 to consolidate local community development efforts with housing and building code enforcement. With just over 500 employees, HCD strengthens City neighborhoods by attracting investors, developers and home buyers. To hold property owners accountable and keep neighborhoods safe, HCD monitors construction and building activity and enforces the City’s housing and building codes. The Department also provides a host of valuable community services.

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  • 24. loisgreencity  |  June 6, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Brown Tide Kills Thousands of Baltimore Fish 6/6/07 article (WJZ/AP)

    http://wjz.com/pets/local_story_156152558.html

    State program director Charles Poukish says the fish kill is the result of an algae bloom or brown tide. He says the investigation began Sunday after at least 7,000 fish died.

    Mike Schuh reports recent warm water temperatures killed the algae and that depleted oxygen near the water’s surface.

    The fish include Atlantic menhaden, pumpkinseed sunfish, Atlantic croaker, American eel and white perch. Poukish says it’s a very strong stench in the Canton and harbor area from the dead fish.

    The city is cleaning up the fish but Poukish says the smell may linger for a couple of weeks.

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  • 25. loisgreencity  |  June 6, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    “Enviro-tips” to avoid water pollution by Baltimore County’s Enviro Protection & Resource Management, list things you can do both inside & outside your home:

    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/environment/educat.html

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  • 26. dougretzler  |  June 19, 2007 at 3:05 am

    Residential Energy Services Network
    (RESNET) mission is to ensure the success of the building energy performance certification industry, set the standards of quality, and increase the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings.
    Provides information concerning Rules for Federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

    http://www.natresnet.org/

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  • 27. pat barrett  |  September 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Even tho it’s a small kitchen, I feel I did the right thing to purchase cork when I had to replace the floor. I thought, if we don’t because it’s such a small difference, it’ll never happen.
    I got it at Lumber Liquidators. If I had known to get the Rembrant instead of the Miro or Van Gogh, I would have saved over $100. on the required Bona Kemi Traffic finish.
    There’s a “handyman” here in Frederick who did a great job of installing it for me. It looks nice and my dog loves to sleep on it.
    pb

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  • 28. Doug Armstrong  |  September 28, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Sustainable Building is NOW

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