Top of the morning to ya! Whether you have Leprechaun blood in you or not, St. Patrick's Day
is next Tuesday so you may be taking advantage of the weekend to celebrate. In between cleaning your pint glasses
, baking Irish soda bread
, and planning a pinch-proof ensemble to wear to work next week (check out Siel's recent post
on some truly green fashions), take a few minutes to peruse this pot o' fresh green home links.
MNN's own Melissa Hincha-Ownby checks in
with the state of green building in Ireland. LEED-registered projects and a sustainable building show are two ways folks on the Emerald Isle are joining the green building movement.
The Guardian heads outside
for some potting but without the terracotta. Writer Sally Cameron Griffiths shares how to make plant containers from old tin cans.
Inhabitat heads back to school
with a story on an unused water tower in Denmark that's been transformed into a green apartment building for students.
EcoHome magazine announces
that new LA county neighborhoods built by Pardee Homes, a builder of new homes and planned communities in Southern California, are California Green Builder-compliant and exceed California's Title 24 energy requirements (the most stringent in the nation) by at least 15 percent.
the super cool "Xeros" house in super hot Phoenix. The compact home was built from steel, glass, concrete, and wire mesh with several sustainable principles in mind.
this blogger with news that 20 of Method's cleaning products including dish soaps have earned Cradle to Cradle Silver certification. The rigorous C2C certification process takes into consideration "environmentally safe materials, design for reutilization (recycling, composting, etc.), use of renewable energy, water, and energy efficiency, and company social responsibility practices."
Notcot goes shopping
at IKEA and gives a couple of items from the company's fabulous new solar lighting line a test-run.