Category Archives: Green Ideas

Blogging the Green Roof Garden

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Here’s an extra-curricular project we’re excited about at Dodge: our rooftop garden. We planted our containers two weeks ago. We filled them with herbs (sage, rosemary, dill, parsley, cilantro, basil), flowers (zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers), strawberries, … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Reclaimed Wood at 14 Maple Ave

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When you arrive by elevator on the 4th floor of our new office, you are greeted by this beautiful and unique wood wall: What’s unique about it? It’s made of wood beams from the former Epstein’s department store, which previously … Continue reading

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Is Your Garden Wildlife Friendly?

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Now that you’ve been seeing those crocuses in your yard and around the neighborhood, and the daffodils are poking through the ground too, are you starting to think about your garden? The National Wildlife Federation‘s website has a superb section … Continue reading

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How To Green Your Office

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According to Scientific American, our homes and offices account for more than one-third of all greenhouse gases caused by human activity (most of it from heating and air-conditioning). Their “How to Green Your Office” in-depth report gives tips and information … Continue reading

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Energy Detective

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We told you about the Google PowerMeter service and other devices to measure energy use in your home. Joe Hutsko of the New York Times has this piece on the Energy Detective, yet another green gadget that helps you understand … Continue reading

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How To Recycle Anything

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Check out this terrific A-Z Guide from Real Simple Magazine on how to recycle or freecycle many different household items. Photo: James Baigrie

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Where Green = Affordable

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Since 2005, Green Depot, a Brooklyn-based supplier of environmentally-friendly and sustainable building products and services, has been offering ways to make green living accessible and affordable to all. This week, they opened their flagship retail store on the Bowery in … Continue reading

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Googling Your Home’s Energy Usage

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If you knew how much energy you were consuming each time you left a room and forgot to turn off the light, or turned your thermostat up a couple of degrees in the winter, would you be more conscious of … Continue reading

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Tips for the Green Home

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The folks at re-nest are offering their handy top ten ideas for recycling old sheets and towels. And don’t miss the five best non-toxic cleaners you probably already have in your home, starting with two great ways to clean up … Continue reading

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Our Vertical Garden

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You’ve seen some early photos from the installation of our three-story biowall. Now we have some exciting new photos to share (you can click on the images for a closer look). The folks from Furbish Company will have to monitor … Continue reading

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14 Maple Avenue: Here We Come!

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The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will be moving to our new soon-to-be LEED certified green office space in Morristown on December 11th and 12th. (Please note we anticipate that our email and phone service will be interrupted on the 11th; … Continue reading

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Installing the Biowall at 14 Maple Avenue

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Here are some photos of our biowall being installed by the folks of Furbish Company. There are three layers of porous material to which the plants are attached: one layer of abrasive mat, one layer of coconut fiber mat, and … Continue reading

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Construction Update: Green Roof

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Here are a couple “Before” pictures of the green roof at 14 Maple Avenue. Stay tuned for the “After” pictures and other construction updates.

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The Countdown Is On!

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As this article in the Daily Record explains, we’re getting close to the completion of New Jersey’s greenest building, which will be home to the new offices of the Dodge Foundation. Construction continues at a furious pace! For more information … Continue reading

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