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Playing catch up: Lucky 7
Suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia? Take your mind off of Friday the 13th with eco cuckoo clocks, recycling myths and urban gardening tips.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:29 AM
While ABC News has tips
on how to make this Friday the 13th a more positive, less dread-ridden one, I thought I'd offer up seven lucky green home news items to make you more at ease. Crazy to think, but according
to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated $800 to $900 million will be lost in business today because folks — 17 to 21 million Americans suffer from Friday the 13th jitters, clinically known as paraskevidekatriaphobia — are too freaked out to leave their homes.
TreeHugger goes cuckoo
for forest-preservation-supporting cuckoo clocks made from sustainable wood. That's one of 'em pictured on the left.
Re-Nest paints the town green
with a look at biodegradable/compostable painting paraphernalia — putty knives, scrapers, mixers, trim guides, etc. — from Warner Tools.
Dwell invades Normandy
for a look at architect Jean-Baptiste Barache's beautiful, electricity-free home in the tiny village Auvillier.
"Affordable Green Ways to Tackle 6 Home Decorating Challenges."
Grist gets the low-down
on urban farming from Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting
author R.J. Rupenthal. Topics of conversation include in-apartment root cellars, beekeeping and zoning laws, and composting dog poop.
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