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Playing catch up: Hey, good lookin'
Get your green gawk on with drool-worthy outdoor furniture, stunning beachside retreats and affordable British eco-abodes that sport some real curves.
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:46 AM
Dwell pays a visit
to the drop dead gorgeous Stinson Beach, California, weekend home of Peter Dwares. The beachfront retreat boasts various sustainable features that have garnered it a Platinum rating in Marin County's green-building rating system.
Inhabitat heads outdoors
for a peek at a line of beautiful outdoor furnishings made from FSC certified wood and other sustainable materials. The furnishings are part of a collaboration between Los Angeles-based eco-furniture maker Cisco Brothers and HOM, a green prefab firm.
Yanko Design digs
the crank-powered, stump-shaped "Eco-Green Ring," a gizmo that monitors the indoor air quality of your home.
The Washington Post has a tip
for pack rat-ing vegetable gardeners: Try storing old, unused seeds in the fridge instead of the garden shed or elsewhere.
: "Are You Being Lied to About Recycling?" in a thought-provoking guest post written by TerraCycle's Tom Szaky.
Finally, Re-nest discovers
that until March 14 — better hurry! — you can trade in your old jeans and get 30 percent off a new pair at participating GAP stores. It gets better ... as part of the Cotton: From Blue To Green campaign
, the GAP will recycle your baby blues into UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation that will be used to build homes in communities in need.
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