Green Living 2012

Fad? Trend? Or the hallmark of a changing way of life? During Earth Month, CultureMap examines what green living means in the 21st century. We've asked our staff and a wide range of contributors to sort through the clutter and explain what going green means. Everyday people tell us how — and why — they have made green living a big part of their lives. We also offer ideas on how to be green on a budget and how to dress in an eco-friendly way. And we look at ways to make it easy being green — if you don’t get overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

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"Finishing School" workshops at New Living use reclaimed wood to create furniture treasures

By Barbara Kuntz - April 29th, 2012

Leave the upturned pinkie behind for a different take on “finishing school” now being held at a local green institution. Gather that now-wobbly and scratched wooden rocker you’ve had since your childhood, the hiking stick you found years ago and meant ...

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Building green: With more eco-friendly products, builders & designers, it's never been easier

By Donae Cangelosi Chramosta - April 23rd, 2012

When you think green building and design, you may imagine solar panels or water recycling and have an ill-conceived notion that the process is too expensive or complicated. However, there are many ways to simplify your choices in the process of building ...