tankless: Unsustainably Green - 07/16/08 02:32 PM
A few weeks ago, I connected with author and activist April Langschied. She writes under the pen name of A Brewster Smythe and is the Founder of the Waynedale Green Alliance. The WGA, like the Irvington Green Initiative that I work with, is a grassroots organization that seeks to better our communities by involving our friends and neighbors in efforts to sustain and improve our economy and environment. Since we share many similar interests and goals, April asked if I'd be willing to answer a few interview questions for the numerous outlets that she writes for. By the time we were … (0 comments)

tankless: This Old Green House - 07/11/08 06:39 AM
I recently did an interview with a journalist that asked me what the difference between "greening" a historic home versus "greening" any other existing home was. Interesting question. What do you think the answer is? I thought I accurately summed up the answer by saying "nothing and everything."
Judging by the silence from across the table, my point wasn't explicitly clear. Perhaps it was time to elaborate. In most cases as long as you're not receiving any historic tax credits or grant money, "greening" the interior of your historic home is really no different from any other home.
You should obviously … (2 comments)

tankless: With All Due Respect Kermit, It Is Easy Being Green - 02/17/08 12:15 PM
Kermit the Frog (yes, that Kermit) once sang "It's not easy being green." And many people may be under the impression that "going green" or using sustainable materials or green design isn't easy or is cost prohibitive. What with $13 light bulbs and all, you can appreciate their point. It's also true that the very nature of sustainability is about life cycle costs and future savings not necessarily about saving money up front. But you don't have to take your existing home off the grid and use 100% recyclable materials today. If you're planning a new home or major Renovation, work … (0 comments)

 

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