The New York Times test drives
five eco-friendly lawn mowers. The gas-free guinea pigs include a reel mower, a corded and two cordless electric models, and a solar hybrid grass cuttin' machine.
Jetson Green announces
that the McGlasson WeeHouse, a modern prefab home in Minnesota, is for sale. The two-bedroom seasonal retreat is on the market for $280,000 (pictured below)
The LA Times goes gaga
over recycled beer can planters for succulents from Velvet Spade Designs. I'm pretty smitten myself.
The News Leader goes back to school
with a look at green products being offered to residents of University of Virginia dormitories. The products are being displayed in demonstration dorm rooms at U.Va. in hopes that incoming students will be motivated to follow suit.
Re-Nest is amazed
by the girth of Boston's new, super-sized recycling bins. These big, blue bad boys popping up around Beantown are hard to keep discreet but are welcomed by recycle-happy residents.
another contest/competition. This one, co-sponsored by Dwell
, is called the ReBurbia Design Competition. It invites "future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners and imaginative engineers to enter your visions for a brighter more sustainable suburban future."
Real Simple rounds up
"Ten Unexpected Natural Cleaners." On the list: ketchup, white bread, rice, tea and club soda.