Ok, I’m the one going on vacation, but I’m leaving you with some reading while I’m gone.
The first piece is an article from The New York Times, “How Green Is My Mansion,” which debates whether a very large house can, in fact, be green. Some green designers won’t work on excessively sized homes; others feel they offer unique opportunities for energy and materials savings. You decide.
My second recommendation is an article from The Nation, “The Wrong Kind of Green.” Long and controversial—but isn’t that what we expect from The Nation—author Johann Hari’s piece takes mainstream environmental groups to task for selling out their principles, often in exchange for money from the worst polluters. Some of the organizations fought back. Be sure to read the letters.
Hasta la vista, amigos.