The New Divas – Panaget Flooring From France

Panaget Flooring from France

Livingreen is please to announce it now carries Panaget Flooring. In our showroom we now have large samples of Panaget’s Diva Line. Established in 1929, Panaget is one of the leading French manufacturers of wooden floors. Panaget wood flooring, made from genuine French Oak in France comes complete with a 30 year manufacturer’s guarantee and is Carbon Footprint Compliant. But the real beauty of … [Read more...]

Ecofacts v.9 n. 33 Desalinization During Drought – Pros and Cons

To be sure, desalination has been a hot topic in California and other drought stricken parts of the globe. Fresh water supplies are always limited to less than 1% of all water on the planet.  Needs increase with the population while more droughts threaten existing resources. In the last 5 years, desalination capacity, globally, has increased 57%. The Middle East could be a model for this, now and … [Read more...]

Ecofacts V.9 n.32 Seaweed – too much of a good thing

Seaweed is algae, and is, as with so many things, necessary and all good. Until there's too much of it.  As home and food for myriad creatures, as a CO2 sink and as an ecosystem filter, it consumes great quantities of nitrates, ammonia, phosphates and metals, thereby filtering the water of elements that  are undesirable for other life forms. It performs many valuable functions. If there is too … [Read more...]

Seaweed, Kelp, Wakame, etc. Why Does It Matter? Ecofacts v.9 n.31

My eyes were opened, reading about kelp and other marine algae, and my curiosity whetted. Could all that plant matter out in the great oceans be used even more as a source of nourishment for our growing population, without us overharvesting the hell out of it, as we are wont to do with anything we want....to do? Other than with sushi, and perhaps an occasional seaweed salad, most of us Americans … [Read more...]

Environmental Value of Kelp Forests – Ecofacts v.9 n.30

Those of us who do ocean sports here and elsewhere are intimately familiar with kelp, the fly gathering mounds of it on the beach, becoming entangled in it in the water, but also its sheer graceful beauty. When the water is clear, looking down into a kelp forest is like glimpsing a fairytale world, evoking the magical experience of snorkeling. I gratefully watched kelp harvesting one day while … [Read more...]

What’s Hiding In Your Water?

contaminants in the water supply

Our last blog post on the key takeaway when watering your garden has left many of our readers asking... If that's what's happening to my plants, what am I using to wash my dishes, clothes, body, and brush my teeth? No wonder so many of us are turning to bottled water!   Alarming Water Realizations There are over 2,000 contaminants in the water supply, including several known poisons. The US … [Read more...]

A Surprising Way To Help Your Gard’n Gro (At Least, It Was For Me!)

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Let me preface the following post by saying that my family's vegetable garden is an everchanging experiment. We want to grow our own food, but were always thwarted by a variety of different conditions. First, the only place we had for a vegetable garden was a hill. So, we tried a variety of different arrangements until we found that sinking pots into the ground helped not only with holding the … [Read more...]

The state of electronic devices today – Ecofacts v.9 n.28

The state of electronic devices today - wow, it's a big one, probably even a country's worth!  We are wed to our electronic devices and the manufacturers must continue to produce and sell as many as they can, so one is never enough, or quickly needs replacing. And they are so cheap as to be disposable, fast fashion of a sort. We pay a thousand or two per year for the connectivity and a thousand or … [Read more...]

State of Wind Power Today – Ecofacts V.9 n.27

Windmills have been doing work for us for two millennia. The Danes began using them to produce electricity at the dawn of the previous century, and are now leading the pack with wind power per capita. In fact, on a Sunday evening eight months ago their turbines produced more power than the country used, over 100%. The next month, wind averaged 55% of their consumption. The world's largest … [Read more...]

Non-Toxic Sealers, Fillers, Glue and Specialty Products

Many projects call for specialty items.  In many instances we do not think of the toxicity of these items for we are more concerned in getting a specific project completed.  Even so Ecos has fulfilled many roles with the following products. These products are 100% non-toxic, solvent free, odorless, organic and are specifically formulated for the chemically -sensitive and the allergy-challenged. … [Read more...]