One thing of which I’m much too fond is whiling away work hours reading this-and-that on the web. Hey, as long as the article in question has something to do with "green"—and there’s no shortage of that material, believe me!—it counts as research for this blog. So read I do. And thus, dear Sceners, I am able to present to you this wee roundup of my favorite green reads from the recent world of cyber.
From the L.A. Times’ Greenspace blog, a discussion of a DIY greywater system. (Permit? Who needs a permit?)
From Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest blog, the greenness of deconstruction rather than demolition. Think about it next time you pass the Beta House site. Also from Re-Nest, The Big Dig House, an example of materials salvaging on a grand scale.
From C-VILLE’s buddy Better World Betty, an update on Betty’s no-buy pledge for herself and her family. Truly amazing: two parents, two young kids, almost nothing new purchased in 2008! Go Betty!
From Grist, some advice on what you need to do if you want to eat some of those black walnuts that are falling off the trees right now. Apparently, driving your car over them to crack the husks is not the officially sanctioned method.
From Sustainable Table, a helpful breakdown of the bewildering panoply of terms they use to label eggs. Does "all natural" really mean anything?
From BuildingGreen, a profile of Oberlin College’s environmental studies building, designed by the firm of local green-design guru Bill McDonough, and dear to me because Oberlin is my alma mater. It’s where I learned to compost.
And finally, from the New York Times blog Dot Earth, a story on urban bears. Fair warning: it’s sad, but locally relevant given our bear neighbors up in Shenandoah.