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Modern Gleaners

Modern Gleaners

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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You’re probably familiar with The Gleaners (Des glaneuses), Millet’s famous painting of women gleaning a field of grain after harvest. The women in the painting aren’t likely members of the farmer’s family and they aren’t helping with the harvest either. But they are valuable members of society fulfilling an important function: Making use of what’s been left behind.

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Going Green Is Not “All Or Nothing”

Going Green Is Not “All Or Nothing”

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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Your green journey depends on many factors — job, family, hobbies, personal values, physical abilities and many more. In that way, eco-consciousness is more of a spectrum.

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Green Pest Control in Property Management

Green Pest Control in Property Management

Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 by .

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One of the most toxic aspects of home and property maintenance involves pest control. This isn’t just about roaches, silverfish and ants either. In many areas of the country property managers and homeowners have to deal with rodents like rats and mice.

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“Reel” Conversations For Property Managers That Strike a Balance

“Reel” Conversations For Property Managers That Strike a Balance

Posted on 09. Jul, 2010 by .

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Steven, a teenager on my block, has only ever had two choices in my yard: The garage-sale score or the German-engineered model. Both are reel mowers and both are used every week in my yard—sometimes concurrently.

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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle: How Reusing Will Reduce Your Recycling

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle: How Reusing Will Reduce Your Recycling

Posted on 21. May, 2010 by .

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What’s greener: Reusing something that already exists or creating something new? It’s not a trick question. And the right answer depends entirely on the item in question. Let’s say your rental property sports kitchen cabinets from the harvest-gold heyday, and which you suspect might be scaring off potential tenants.

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A Comprehensive Drought Tolerant Landscape Plan

A Comprehensive Drought Tolerant Landscape Plan

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by .

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Water management districts across the United States are enacting mandates to encourage water conservation. Landscaping often accounts for up to 30% of a property’s water consumption, but with proper maintenance and planning a green property manager may be able to bring that percentage closer to zero.

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What Exactly Are We Conserving? A Deeper Look at Green

What Exactly Are We Conserving? A Deeper Look at Green

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by .

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For lots of reasons, more and more people are becoming interested in the environment – some from an altruistic motivation, others from a purely economical or utilitarian perspective. However, the reality is that we, the people the-world-over, have wholly abused our local ecologies…

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