Outside the Green Box

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Regular visitors to Renovation Resources know that the posts here are about renovating your home. They're about products, best practices and the process of building, upgrading or expanding your home. They often revolve around Green or Sustainable issues. Some are even meant to guide you through the process of selecting design professionals and craftspeople to work with. But let's think outside of the box right now. Let's go outside of the big, Green or soon-to-be Green box that is your home. Is your yard green? I don't mean Scotts Lawn green. I mean good for your family, your neighborhood and the environment Green. Is it Sustainable?

One of the areas where you can make the most significant impact on the environment as a whole is actually outside of your home. Of course there are as many Green issues involved in this outdoor arena as indoors. You could consider everything from rain harvesting to xeriscaping; grey water recycling to wind breaks; sun angles to lawn chemicals. An excellent resource for information and advice on these topics and others relating to your Green surroundings is Dean Hill, ASLA, CGP. Dean is a Landscape Architect, the namesake of Green Dean and the driving force behind the Green Dean Blog and Tangible Green. Like Renovation Resources, much of Dean's work revolves around making changes to your environment that make sense for you finances, your health and your environment. When you're ready to "Think Outside the Green Box," check Green Dean out.

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There is a ton of information ready for REALTORS and our cients in this post. Thanks for gathering it together and making it available. Now I'm going to have to spend the rest of the morning learning more about greening my outer limits . . . . =)...

May 08, 2008 12:35 AM
Tiffany Wilson
eReal Estate Corp - Redondo Beach, CA
SFR, First Time Home Buyers & Investors
I'm going to bookmark this posting so I can come back and check out all of the links.  I wish I would have found this last week, as we were looking for a "green" weed killer.  My hubbie and I did find something, but I'm sure it's in one of these links.  Thanks for sharing!
May 08, 2008 01:28 AM
Alex Mordas
EarthSTEPS - Tallahassee, FL
Green Building Consultant

Hey Jeff,

Like the two posters above, I'm going to have to come back to look all of this through. Thanks for putting it up here. 


May 08, 2008 01:55 AM

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