A visionary and architect extraordinaire, Michael McDonough created this off-beat, yet perfectly balanced, cantilevered home over the course of the past 6 years and it all began as a web-based project. The July 2006 issue of upstateHOUSE magazine highlights the Hudson Valley in all its green-ness, and features this fab and funky modern marvel. For inspiration, and details on this elegantly efficient and eco-friendly work of art, click HERE. And for more press, including a video clip, visit www.e-house.
We recently posted an item about the Baby Trend Flex Loc car-seat, a product that was recommended by Consumer Reports. It now appears Consumer Reports’ testing method might have been a wee-bit too tough. As far as we know, the Baby Flex passed even the tougher tests. Click here for our original post
As you know, even though I love to go barefoot — especially in sand or mud — I have this special relationship with shoes. To be kind to your tootsies, and mother Earth, strap on a pair of Vegetarian Shoes. With styles for men and women that suit either country or city walks- belts, gloves and jackets are also available at this tasty, UK-based site. (Pic here: Ally Sandal)
You can figure your own carbon footprint with a few easy steps. SafeClimate helps you determine your impact of carbon emissions — whether you’re at home, in a car or on a plane– definitely a step in the right direction. Click on the icon next to what is a carbon footprint? to learn more about your ecological footprint.
There’s an opportunity for today to be a Big Day for Sustainability, “leaders from all over the world will meet in Stockholm to discuss how to accelerate real change.” His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav is hosting the event, which is being organized by The Natural Step. Let’s keep our eyes on the results from this summit. more from naturalstep.org.