Earth Aid and the New Green Wave

In the past, I’ve talked about green trends in architecture and design. I’m usually very cautious about new hip and popular “green” programs or products. There are flaws in a number of programs and materials out there, who are simply riding the “green wave” to more profits while not necessarily upping the ante when it comes to lessening our carbon footprint.

A new program called Earth Aid, however, seems to be a well-planned, well-designed, and well-thought-out program that is simple and easy-to-use, and encourages people to make an impact.   Continue reading “Earth Aid and the New Green Wave”

The Definition of “Green”: Education and Sustainable Building

This summer I had the opportunity to work with a handful of Philadelphia professionals as part of a Green Homes report I was writing for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. After speaking with these professionals, and taking into account the experience I had at the Energy Coordinating Agency in my internship last summer, I realized that the largest problem with sustainable building (as with many other areas) is ignorance.   Continue reading “The Definition of “Green”: Education and Sustainable Building”