You should go to GreenMatters

Why, you ask? Because, A), passive is the new active, and B), it’s free, not to mention C), it won’t last forever, plus D) all the carbon-neutral kids will be there.

GreenMatters is the free green-your-home workshop series hosted by the Habitat Store—itself an essential resource for the reuse/recycle set—and it’s been chugging along for well over a year now. It’s attracted crowds eager to soak up knowledge, at no cost, about home energy audits, eco-friendly furniture, tax credits for greener homes, xeriscaping…you get the idea. Anyone who’s gone to all the workshops since they began in May 2007 is, at this point, pretty well-versed in the basics of making one’s household a less impactful place.

Alas, this quite wonderful (and free—did I mention that?) offering is scheduled to end on Earth Day next April. So we’ve got about six months left of what amounts to a no-cost mini-college on green living. Get out there, dudes! Learn about alternative energy and rainwater catchment!

The next one’s coming right up—next Wednesday, October 8, at 6pm. You can show up at 5 for snacks, and you’re officially allowed to hang around after the workshop—7:30 to 8—for schmoozing. It’s the first of a pair of workshops that will cover passive and active solar, as well as other ways to get energy besides burning dead dinosaurs. Second one’s November 12.

Oh yeah, and it’s free.

Posted In:     Uncategorized

Previous Post

Rock in the rearview mirror

Next Post

Zap dance

Our comments system is designed to foster a lively debate of ideas, offer a forum for the exchange of ad hoc information, and solicit honest, respectful feedback about the work we do. We’re glad you’re participating. Here are a few simple rules to follow, which should be relatively straightforward.

1) Don’t call people names or accuse them of things you cannot support.
2) Don’t direct foul language, racial slurs, or offensive terms at other commenters or our staff.
3) Don’t use the discussion on our site for commercial (or shameless personal) promotion.

We reserve the right to remove posts and ban commenters who violate any of the rules listed above, or the spirit of the discussion. We’re trying to create a safe space for a wide range of people to express themselves, and we believe that goal can only be achieved through thoughtful, sensitive editorial control.

If you have questions or comments about our policies or about a specific post, please send an e-mail to

Leave a Reply

Notify of