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Playing catch up: Winter wonderland
On the weekly catch-up agenda: Cold weather composting, home winterization tips for renters and the White House gets gussied up green-style for the holidays.
Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 01:22 PM
Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
The Los Angeles Times covers the war
that's been ignited between efficiency-minded homeowners looking to install solar panels and the aesthetic uniformity-minded homeowners associations trying to stop them.
The Wall Street Journal chats
with a handful of folks who have been inspired to ditch the city and suburbia and give it a go in the country. Is rural America the next hot new neighborhood?
The New York Times reviews
easy ways that homeowners (and renters, in particular) can go about "plugging up and zipping up" their homes for the winter.
Grist gets its slideshow on
with a look at the JP Green House in the Boston nabe of Jamaica Plain, one of the first Passive House rehab projects in the US.
Fast Company ogles
the work of eco-artist Stuart Hygarth who creates show-stopping decorative objects out of recycled materials. His chandelier made from discarded party poppers has to be seen to be believed.
SocialCycle, a new program that hopes to "divert unwanted, difficult-to-recycle materials from landfills and facilitates their use into new, second-life products."
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