Happy almost 2011, MNN readers!

Whatever you have planned for the first weekend of the new year — nursing a holiday hangover, bunny-fying your home with Chinese Zodiac-themed decor, removing wine stains from the living room rug, or mourning the news that Snooki's NYE "hamster" ball drop has been moved from Times Square to where else but New Jersey — take a moment to review the best and the brightest green home news items from 2010. 

As I did in my 1,000th MNN post back in November, I’d like to give thanks not only to you, my readers, but to all of the eco-minded architects, designers, builders, gardeners, homeowners, planners, business owners, innovators, influencers, and game-changers for giving me something to blog about this past year. I couldn’t do it without you. You've made 2010 a banner year and I'm pretty darn excited for what's to come in 2011. 

As always, feel free to drop a line with any comments, questions, concerns, and love letters. I’m here for you. Have there been any posts from 2010 that really resonated with you? There's been a lot, I know, but if any stuck with you tell, please tell me about 'em in the comments sections. Don't be shy ....

See you in 2011!

• January

A SEED of hope in Haiti • Step into my backyard office pod • A stone abode for modern-day Wilmas and Freds

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.