Greener Homes

Good day everyone,

This morning I was reading an article online about a green housing community in New Hampshire.  According to MSNBC.com, green homes look just like normal homes, expect they offer triple-glazed windows, recycled insulation materials, organic heating systems, and other green features meant to encourage longevity. 

Apparently, these kind of housing communities aren’t uncommon. There are 113 green neighborhoods within the United States, and another 90 still being built.   While the housing market is troubled, green housing is soaring in popularity, and expected to grow to new heights in the years to come.

And I must say, for being made out of recycled materials, these houses are looking mighty snazzy.

 Just imagine how easy it would be to go green in a house already designed for it! You wouldn’t have to worry much about your wasting electricity when your house is heated by solar power, or wasting CO2 when your dishwasher recycles it.    While this could encourage residents to be lazy, the people who live in these houses seem even MORE aware of the need to live an environmentally friendly life.  These living communities unite people who share a common desire to live greenly, giving them the chance to work together to improve the quality of their lives.

Unfortunately, there simply aren’t enough green houses for everyone—yet.  For those of us who haven’t purchased a green home yet, we’ll just have to keep recycling and supporting green organizations like ArtFire.com.

-Sara

www.artfire.com

P.S. I’m still looking for Art Daily Contributors! Artisans who contribute to Art Daily will have their work posted on Artfire.com and read by the art community.  Columnists can share their tips with other artisans, discuss craft ideas, or offer opinions on art related issues. For more information or to contribute to Art Daily, please email: mailto:artdaily@artfire.com.

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