Baked your last pecan pie? Wrapped your last gift? Belted our your last carol? Put the final touch on your rental Christmas tree? Grab a generous glass o' nog (spiked at your own discretion), sneak away, and take a gander at these green home news items collected especially for your holiday weekend perusal. And be sure to check out MNN's extensive Christmas coverage — including stories on the plight of reindeer, eco-gingerbread houses, and an ire-sparking post on scaling back on extravagant holiday yard displays — while you're at it. I'll be back on Monday — well-rested and probably 10 pounds heavier — with a fresh batch of green home goodness. Merry Merry.
Inhabitat stands back
to ogle a Christmas tree-shaped sculpture in Shanghai made from 1,000 Heineken beer bottles. As nifty as the tree looks (that's it pictured above), there's one eco-caveat: the bottles aren't empties.
Matthew Seibert's artificial (non-Christmas) tree that generates clean, residential electricity via a wind turbine and photovoltaic cells.
Natural Home chats
with Heather Ferrier, owner of greenest lil' passive-solar house in Texas.
the gorgeous, off-the-grid itHouse designed by LA-based Taalman Koch.
Jetson Green congratulates
homeowners/architects Doug Glasglow and Yun Lee. Their Decatur, Ga., abode is the first renovated home in the Southeast to receive LEED Platinum recognition.
Apartment Therapy unleashes
The Homies, an annual awards extravaganza that celebrates the best and brightest shelter blogs. And whaddya know, this here blog has been nominated in the Green Home category. Stop on by and add MNN as a favorite
The Los Angeles Times tours
the White House and admires the eco-friendly holiday flourishes around the First Residence. Take a peek for yourself in the video below.
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