Home and Garden
Home is where we can make the greatest contribution to a healthy environment for the simple reason that we spend most of our time, money and energy there.
If we're concerned about climate change (and goodness knows, we should be!), home is where we can implement energy-saving measures to reduce electricity usage (see Naturally Cool and Light and Bright). It's also where we can install solar panels or switch to green energy through our utility.
Say we want to reduce polluted run-off into local waterways. We can replace our driveway and walkways with Permeable Pavement.
If we want to eat more local food, there's an easy answer: Kitchen Gardening.
What if we want to address things in a really big way? We can move to a sustainable community or work on greening up the one we're in now. (See I Heart New York.)
For more ideas, see below.
Curing Indoor Air
Steps to breathing free at home
Reduce, give & recycle
- Permeable Pavement
Curbing polluted runoff at home
Preferable, Available, Affordable
The Safe Road in Winter
Salt's not the best answer
CFLs and Mercury
Hysteria or legitimate concern?
Keeping comfortable without the A/C
A Greener Lawn
Safe for kids & pets to play on
Light and Bright
Energy-saving lighting solutions
Breaking the A/C Habit
Using fans to keep your cool
Small Homes for a Small Planet
Downsize footprint, free up your life
Easy to do & no yard needed