Join Marla and Tony to get in on the Green Gab. We talk to those folks rocking it in green – green homes, green living and green companies. We get into why green matters – to you, your family and friends and your community. And, we share what we’ve done, as well as tips for greening up your home, your job, your family and your life!
Join us on our own personal Green Odyssey as we hope to change the world…one Green Gab podcast at a time.
Something that smells bad is your first key that it probably is bad, yet airborne pollutants that are harmful to your health don’t always smell bad. Controlling the stuff that causes problems, or pollutant source control, is key to controlling the air flow and air quality in your home. As Marla says, “to control the [...]
Gabbing about Recycling – the 3rd R in “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Recycling is a gateway to greener living and often the first action that leads to others, and springtime is a great time to clear out the clutter and get started. In St. Louis county where both Tony and I live, single-stream curbside recycling [...]
Air conditioning has had an amazing ripple effect with its impact on where and how we live and work. Air conditioning also places a tremendous load on our electric systems and fuel used to produce the electricity needed, especially at the hottest time of the day, when peak load electricity may be needed to keep [...]
“The whole idea of green can be done one choice at a time” which is basically what Marla’s book Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, is about. Marla and Tony agree that it’s not just about radical “tree-hugger” kind of stuff but everyday simple choices. Tony wants folks to know that making simple changes can [...]
Where a home lives. Too many times it seems there is a mystery about green homes. There really isn’t. The basic principles of green homes are just good old common sense. It does seem that sometimes common sense is not so common. One of the basic premises of green design is lot and site or [...]
Nothing’s new under the sun. Marla and Tony discuss how the basic principles of green and sustainability have been around for centuries, even since the times of the Greeks and Romans. However, as technology has evolved in our society we have become lazy. We choose convenience over stewardship and then we find ourselves struggling with [...]
Thank you to AeroBarrier – breakthrough envelope sealing technology – for sponsoring this Green Gab podcast episode. Gabbing with Kellye Markowski with Energy Smart Homes. Kellye is a residential and commercial energy audit provider and project management. She works independently and does not promote any products. Her goal is to help homeowners/residents reduce their energy and costs and [...]
Gabbing today about using water wisely. Because water is integrated into almost every part of our lives and is used in almost everything we manufacture, water affects us on every level. And because water is a limited resource which we cannot live without, it’s vital we keep learning and remembering to use water responsibly. Tony [...]
Erica Reiner with E. Leigh Designs, the creator and owner of a Los Angeles based, interior design studio formed her business to help people create ideal residential, retail and commercial spaces. Erica specializes in eco-friendly and non-toxic interior designs for every budget without compromising quality or style. Her journey into sustainable, healthy, eco-friendly design began with [...]
Water is liquid gold Water is wonderful stuff and required for life, yet it can also be a huge source of damage and hassle. Water is powerful stuff – not just in chemical make-up but in its force. In the war between water and rock, water always wins; the Grand Canyon was created through erosion. [...]