Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 119.

May 29, 2009
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Not much going on, so let’s get right to the reads for the weekend, shall we?

Last weekend, I moved from Tennessee to Wyoming. The reasons for my move are long and sordid, but I did want to share with you something interesting I saw on the looooooong drive: Wind turbines.

People wandering the streets of Philadelphia may be surprised to see brand new solar-studded trash cans being installed on the sidewalks. These new landfill-crunching compacting bins are entirely powered by the sun and are able to accept close to eight times as much waste as a regular trash can.

Alexandra Cousteau, has created Expedition: Blue Planet. In this segment, she discusses the how farming is creating a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Green prefab architecture firm Michelle Kaufmann Designs is calling it quits, a victim of the credit crisis and broader woes in the economy. In a letter sent over Memorial Day weekend, Kaufmann told clients the firm would close by the end of this week. She confirmed the news in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. (This is too bad, really. Her houses were some of my favorites.)

Have a nice weekend everyone.

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Comments (0)

  1. Allie says:

    Thanks for the link! I am so sad about Michelle Kaufman Designs! I dreamed of owning one of her houses one day.

  2. Jenni says:

    Last weekend, over the memorial day weekend, we went for a drive through Iowa and MN. And were amazed by the large amount of wind turbines! Compared to SD, we don’t have them as much as we should, although one of the reservations as one of their own. I hope there will be more to come.
    Thanks for the info on those trashcans, I will have to pass on that info, in a letter to the editor in the paper. Although it probably won’t be taken seriously until the next election of the mayor. The accessible curbs cuts were made in the corner, not the sides, so you go out into the street first…nothing like playing chicken unwillingly, with traffic.
    Narrow, for double use, those who use chairs, and for drainage for the water. Chairs are getting wider every year, so we have a number of jaywalkers, for whom they don’t work at all.
    Sorry for getting off the track, thanks for all the information, and ideas, that we can use in different parts of the country.