Okay, I lied. I promised no mentions of Sarah Palin but I couldn't resist sharing the above photo from 2007 of the just-resigned governor of Alaska/shrill headline queen perched in her office amidst some truly disquieting dead animal decor
(is that giant stuffed crab reaching for a TV remote?) There, I got it out of my system.
Moving on, below you'll find 10 noteworthy green home news items (it's July 10, after all) that you may have missed this very busy and very strange week. So sit back, relax, take 10, and I'll see you on Monday.
The Independent introduces
us to Kathy Dimock, Britian's oldest "eco-warrior." At 101 years old, Ms. Dimock still manages to keep quite the green home: she recycles, grows her own veggies, and has made the switch to energy-efficient light bulbs.
The New York Times heads to
NYC's housing developments (there's a total of 2,600 buildings in the five boroughs) to see how cliché-defying residents are going green.
that Guy Ritchie (AKA Madonna's ex) is giving his 18th-century English country estate a sustainable, self-sufficient makeover by transforming the estate's formal flower gardens into down n' dirty vegetable plots.
an odd but meaningful piece of interior decor: the My Life Urn, a modern "planter" designed to grow a tree that gets its nutrients from your placenta. When you die, the urn can also house your cremated remains. Yikes.