Leslie Hedrick

Leslie Hedrick has been a freelance writer and journalist since 2009. Her work, centering around green technology and sustainable living, has been published across the internet and in magazines throughout North America. She studied writing at Columbia College Chicago, and currently resides in northern Kentucky. Connect with Leslie on Leslie Hedrick

Eco Real Estate of the Week: Savonnerie Heymans, Belgium

The pronunciation of “Savonnerie” rhymes with “gluten-free.” It’s French for “soap factory.” Savonnerie Heymans in Brussels, Belgium, used to be just that–an old abandoned soap factory–but has since been transformed into eco real estate by the green designers at MDW Architecture. The old structure is now a new housing complex that sparkles with glass and is complemented by green courtyards ...

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Green Jobs: Top 5 Green Hotels

It’s not easy to create green hotels. Most existing chains agree that retrofitting the HVAC system in every franchise, renovating interiors in favor of green materials, and making other major overhauls would be great. But most also agree it’s just not feasible, especially during this economy. That said, there are plenty of smaller ways hotel chains can be green. For ...

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Solar Jobs: Solar to Attract $20 Billion in Investments by 2016

Solar power’s beginning to pull ahead in the race among energy sources in the U.S. A recent Frost & Sullivan report found that by 2016, utility-scale solar’s going to attract more than $20 billion in investments. That’s great news for green energy and solar jobs across the country. There may still be some uncertainty about the future of solar jobs, ...

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Eco Home Pick of the Week: EcoBorder Garden Edging

My gardening friends are always looking for ways to be greener. After all, being green is what a garden is all about, right? But of course, there are challenges. Pesticides and fertilizers aside, keeping grass from encroaching on the garden plots can be a problem. That’s where edging comes in. The EcoBorder edging system manages to achieve this, and its ...

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Eco Fashion Trend of the Week: Green Swimsuits for Summer

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Swimsuit season is worrisome enough for most of us without having to wonder whether our suits are environmentally friendly. Fortunately, eco-fashion companies have taken up the challenge of creating green swimsuits that will have both you and your conscience feeling great. Here are my top five favorites. 1. Vitamin A’s “Siren” bikini. The black halter top includes a criss-cross feature ...

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Eco Fashion Trend of the Week: Green Swimsuits for Summer 2013

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Swimsuit season is worrisome enough for most of us without having to wonder whether our suits are environmentally friendly. Fortunately, eco-fashion companies have taken up the challenge of creating green swimsuits that will have both you and your conscience feeling great. Here are my top five favorites. 1. Vitamin A’s “Siren” bikini. The black halter top includes a criss-cross feature ...

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Energy Jobs: Tax Credits for Green Energy Extended Through 2013

In the frantic rush to avoid toppling over the fiscal cliff, President Obama and Congressional Republicans scrambled to shake hands and extended tax credits for alternative energy sources, and for green energy jobs. Wind energy wasn’t the only winner, as the production tax credit was extended for one year. Geothermal, hydropower and biomass also benefit. Green energy industries other than ...

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