If you've been affected by the DTV swap of '09
and plan on getting a new, digital-ready TV or a converter box in the near future (ie: tomorrow), take this break from the boob tube as an opportunity to peruse these mighty fine green home links collected from the world wide interwebs. And remember, don't trash your old TV
. Recycle it.
See you on Monday.
Slate searches high and low
for the best composter on the market. Included in the methodology: Ease of use, Greenness, Price and Yuck Factor.
The Wall Street Journal reports
that a controversial new law in Austin, Texas, requires homeowners to conduct energy audits on their homes prior to selling them. The audits cost between $200 and $300 and the results must be presented to potential buyers. Similar laws exist in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Jetson Green gives us the inside scoop on
Shift House, a home in Oregon that’s projected to be completed in September. When finished, Shift House will be one of only a handful of certified Passive Houses in the U.S.
The Guardian goes nuts
for chestnuts … responsibly grown, local chestnut trees made to make doors and windows, that is.
Grist sits down for a chat
with Jeffrey Hollender, the eco-entrepreneur behind the popular Seventh Generation brand of green household products. Hollender recently announced that he will be stepping down as company CEO to focus more on advocacy projects. Also chiming in: Chuck Maniscalo, a former PepsiCo executive who will be taking over for Hollender.
“11 Eco Upholstery Textiles Revolutionizing the Global Market.”
Design Sponge likes the look of
“Dirty Shelves.” These storage options from Re-Use Design are made from landfill-bound plywood and treated with low-VOC paints and finishes. I likey, too.