Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day

Around here we try to be fairly green.  We make an effort to recycle as much as possible.  All you need is one little, blue bin for the city recycling guys to stop by...

This impressive collection of recyclable goods was photographed just a couple of weeks before we moved into the house. 

We also like to think of ways to be more eco-friendly whenever possible.  Lights?  Who needs 'em?  Our home gets some amazing natural sunlight thanks to an abundance of windows.  We're thankful for that when we can save on electricity consumption.  Not so much when it comes time to replace them...or cover them with window treatments (which we FINALLY started doing --- more on that later).

Last fall we replaced a 40 ---yes 40!---year old furnace with a high-tech tankless hot water heater and hydronic air handler.  What's a hydronic air handler you ask?  I'll let Evan explain that one at some point, I am still trying to figure it out. :)

But word on the street is, it's cool. And it kept us warm all winter long.

You already know about our (my) obsession with all things secondhand.  Craigslist has become a staple for furnishing everything from amazing chairs to amazing partners.  It might be a small effort, but it many ways, it feels fab to find a great deal and give things a second life.

Either way, we know there are a million more things we could be doing to help protect the environment and minimize our global footprint, but these are just a few small ways we practice being green in our yellow home. 

In an effort to celebrate Earth Day, we thought we'd share this pretty amazing video, shot from our front porch, last spring.  It incorporates a strong shout-out to mother nature and her impressive natural abilities all the while cleverly keeping the message of recycling......well.....afloat!



We should mention that we did go after and recover it eventually...two blocks up.  :)

Happy Earth Day!

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