Happy almost 2010, MNN readers!
Needless to say, I’ve had a bang-up time blogging about the best and brightest in green home news — sustainable design, green architecture and building, recycling, gardening, household products, energy- and money-saving home improvements — this past year. As I mentioned in my 500th post back in November, there’s been no shortage of material for me to cover since there’s something’s always a-brewin’ in green home newsland. I’m thinking that 2010 will be the exact same way.
As always, feel free to drop a line with any comments, questions, concerns, and love letters. I’m here for you. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in no way the perfect environmentalist (new year's resolution: lay off the plastic water bottles when in-transit around New York City) but like many of you, I’m learning and evolving every day. That’s part of the fun.
Without further ado, here are links to some of my favorite posts that I published this past year — two from each month ... it's hard to narrow it down! — followed by my usual, end-of-the-week link round-up collected from a few of my favorite news sources. What stories from this year intrigued you the most? And which ones inspired you make to make changes around your home?
See you in the next decade.
Re-Nest looks back at the "Best Green Decorating Ideas" of '09.
TreeHugger remembers "The Year in Green Modern Homes."
Yanko Design sifts through the most memorable posts of 2009 with plenty of eco-friendly picks.
The Los Angeles Times collects and reflects on "The most-read LA at Home articles."
Inhabitat rounds up the "Green Architecture Stories of 2009." Requisite exclamation point included.
ReadyMade advises on how to ring in 2010 while minding Mamma Nature.
The New York Times applauds residents of Keene, New Hampshire, who are trading in old, highly polluting woodstoves for newer models that meet current emissions requirements.
The San Francisco Chronicle chats about a great, green alternative to the boring wooden fence: a plant wall.
Ecofriend admires the Day Night lamp, a solar-powered LED floor lamp designed by Serbian design firm, Od-do Arhiteki.
Design Milk climbs into super cool, modular PLUUNk Bunk Beds that are made from walnut, maple, or salvaged hardwood and finished with eco-friendly finishes.