Happy Friday, MNN readers! It's looking pretty white — and feeling mighty slushy — here in New York City. I love a good snowstorm now and then but three in one month? Ack.
Has Mother Nature has been generous with the snow in your neck of the woods, too? This weekend would be a great time to tackle all those eco-friendly projects around the house you've been meaning to do but haven't found the time for. Or, it would be a good time just take the time out and read about them. And while you're at it, check out my report
from yesterday's Greener Gadgets Conference
. There was plenty of innovative-action to be had including a fantastic winner in the design competition portion of the conference. See you on Monday.
"Seven Green Trends for 2010." On the list are water conservation, green remodeling, solar products, zero-energy homes, energy monitoring, super-efficient windows, and heat pump water heaters. Anything that you think was left out?
Design Milk hands the mic over
to David van Alphen, a resourceful Chicagoan who erected an eye-catching, modern shed in his backyard for about $3,000.
Michelle Kaufmann goes gaga
over Frank Harmon's Taylor House, a Bahamian abode that collects rainwater with the help of of an inverted umbrella-shaped roof.
Ecofriend takes a peek
at MisoSoupDesign's Live Pod, a space-agey prefab home concept with bamboo flooring, solar panels, and a rainwater-collecting green roof.
The Los Angeles Times announces
that 15,000 single-family homes in the Los Angeles area will be part of a new RecycleBank recycling rewards pilot program starting after April 5th.
Jetson Green admires
the Breezeway House. This beautiful and super-efficient home is the first (or what's anticipated to be the first) certified Passive House in Utah.