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Monday, July 19th, 2010

Multipurpose Mushrooms

This year, the role of mushrooms as an alternative source for creating insulation will be introduced.  Insulation is formally made of fiberglass, treated newspaper, and/or rock wool.  These materials take are very hazardous to the environment, and hazardous to your health if not handled properly.  The roots of mushrooms are non-flammable and without treatment, have amazing insulation properties.  The mushrooms require no power to grow; therefore there are no greenhouse gases that are being emitted.  These mushrooms could also potentially take the place of packing peanuts.  The non-recyclable packing peanuts used today are not only hazardous to the environment, but overexposure can lead to skin and eye irritation.  With the mushroom packing peanuts however, they are harmless you people and instead of throwing them away, you can toss them in a garden to decompose.

Look, read, and enjoy

http://greenlineblog.com/2009/04/independence-stationworlds-greenest-building/

Written by:

Shari

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