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  • Composting toilets save water, spark conversation

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The most radical "green" features of the City of San Jose's new Environmental Innovation Center are concealed behind two doors marked "Women" and "Men." There, plopped between the other conventional stalls, are two "composting toilets,"...
  • Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'

    Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'
    More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens. "I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
  • ReStore revenues fuel Habitat builds

    Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut ReStore manager Brian Latour and a customer were looking over appliances on July 12. A few washers, dryers and ovens were all that was available. Appliances aren't donated often, and a fair amount of those...
  • Builders launch Habitat subdivision

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando started work on its first single-family subdivision, which will be constructed by both home builders in addition to homebuyers. The nonprofit purchased 38 acres, 11 of which are buildable, in Washington Shores...
  • Obama honors NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson at White House

    WASHINGTON As a Chicagoan and die-hard basketball fan, President Barack Obama described Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday the only way he knew how: He's the Michael Jordan of NASCAR. Obama welcomed Johnson, a six-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Dolphin tournament: June 27 is the final entry deadline for the June 28 Mahi-Mahi Madness II Charity Fishing Tournament. Put on by the Sons of The American Legion Post 304 in Dania Beach, the tournament's fishing hours are 6 a.m.-4 p.m. The weigh-in is 1-...
  • Outdoors calendar

    June 27: Night Owls bass tournament, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Everglades Holiday Park. Entry fee $70. Contact Luke Campbell at fishfind26@aol.com. June 28: The Sons of The American Legion Post 304 in Dania Beach have the Mahi-Mahi Madness II Charity Fishing...
  • Students work in Boynton's Play it Forward program

    Students work in Boynton's Play it Forward program
    Many of the same principles required to be a good teammate are required to build a strong house. On Tuesday, about 25 Boynton Beach high school student athletes learned that teamwork and developing chemistry helped them work with Habitat for Humanity to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bristol's Julia Weston Returns From A Thrivent Builds Trip To Guatemala

    Working shoulder to shoulder with her team members and local volunteers in Guatemala, Thrivent Financial's Julia Weston recently returned from a service mission in Huehuetenango, Guatemala building homes for the local population. The week-long trip was...
  • Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up

    Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up
    The hardwood floors, abundant light and meticulously crafted built-ins are what you notice first when walking into the Glastonbury home of Paul and Denise Reddington. But it's what's in the basement — and hidden under the lawn and inside the...
  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 'new urbanism' community

    Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 'new urbanism' community
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando formally broke ground on its $8 million Butler's Preserve community Friday – a project expected to help revitalize the Greater Washington Shores neighborhood. More than 100 people, including Orlando Mayor...