Some most excellent Earth Day reading (and video-watching) for you:
Last month, I featured a “green build confessional
” written by British environmental journo Leo Hickman (again, no relation) for The Guardian
’s Ethical Living Blog
. Hickman’s post was part “here’s how I did it” account and part open casting call for “
eco-renovators willing to share their tips, experiences and anxieties."
Well, a month later, it appears that the eco-renovators have been assembled and are the key players in The Guardian
’s new “eco-refurbishment experiment” called Green your home
Here’s what Green your home entails:
“We'll be following five homeowners as they blog and document their experiences here on the Guardian website. The series will document their ambitions, successes, tribulations and - perhaps most usefully for anyone planning a green home makeover - the products, suppliers and workarounds to make 19th and 20th-century homes fit for the 21st.”
The intrepid Green your home bloggers — Alok Jha
, Rob Veck
, Tom Lipinski
, Andy Phipps
, and Ann Link
— have already graciously opened their doors
and started to share the specifics
of what they aim to accomplish with their individual green home renovations. Each home/project is quite different, so you needn’t worry that five different folks will be blogging daily about how they installed solar paneling or put in new showerheads.
I’ll be checking in with Green your home periodically and I suggest that you do the same whether you’re mulling over a plan of attack or actively treating your digs to a green makeover (no matter what side of the pond you're on). And just as the folks at The Guardian encourage participation, feel free to chime in on this here blog about steps, big and small, that you’re making in your own home to go green.