Green Gab Podcast

Tony + Marla

Join Marla and Tony to get in on the Green Gab. We talk to those folks rocking it in green – green homes, green living and green companies. We get into why green matters – to you, your family and friends and your community. And, we share what we’ve done, as well as tips for greening up your home, your job, your family and your life!

Join us on our own personal Green Odyssey as we hope to change the world...one Green Gab podcast at a time.

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The Stuff our Homes Are Made of – Resources and Materials

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Homeowners

Thank you to Nick Brouk for the initial write-up of these podcast notes. Once upon a time or place, houses are or were made of what’s available. As the world has become a smaller place, materials used to build a house may come from anywhere and everywhere. Resources are a key part of the construction [...]

The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well

– Posted in: Air Quality, Building Sciences, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renovations and Remodeling

Gabbing with Kellye Markowski with Energy Smart Homes.  Kellye is a residential and commercial energy audit provider and project management.  She works independently and does not promote any products. Her goal is to help homeowners/residents reduce their energy and costs and know the best course of action for their house. She works with the true [...]

Zip Up the Coat of Your Home – Energy Efficiency Basics

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

While there is much more to a green home, energy efficiency is often the most discussed and a large part of the whole package. The anatomy of a typical green home, along with the basics of energy efficient practices and features helps people understand the terminology associated with building an energy efficient home; as well [...]

Dreaming Your Home – How to Dream It, Plan It and Pay For It

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Insights, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

Dreaming Your Home – how to dream it, plan it and pay for it  Building or finding your dream home is a goal for many of us. However, it is key to understand not only how to pay for our dream home, yet also how to plan for it. It is possible for you to [...]

Breathe Well

– Posted in: Air Quality, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Insights, News, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

Indoor air quality or the indoor environment applies to all of our homes – existing or new - and all of us can take immediate actions to breathe well in our homes. For me, the first steps were my choices of cleaning products. I switched to non-toxic, safer cleaners and even a few homemade ones. [...]

Energy Independence with Brilliance

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Energy Efficient Lighting, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Insights

  Gabbing with Nick Frisella of Metro Lighting about how lighting is an easy way to impact our energy usage while adding beauty and function to our homes and buildings. Nick has become very involved in his community of Maplewood MO as well as organizations in the St. Louis area and it gives him the [...]

Affordable does not necessarily mean cheap – Habitat for Humanity St. Charles

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Habitat for Humanity

Gabbing with Michelle Woods with Habitat for Humanity- St. Charles. Michelle gets to tell us a little about herself and the incredible work that Habitat does in the community. Michelle joined Habitat for Humanity about 5 years ago. About 1 year into her time at Habitat, she started working in the home building side of [...]

Green Living – Saving Ourselves

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

What exactly does “green living” entail and how does homeowner and consumer education help? An article on EcoBuildingPulse.com “Americans Have Trouble Being Green”  talks about Americans consider themselves to be environmentally conscious yet what we actually DO about it tells a different story. As the podcast notes were being pulled together, this great little excerpt [...]