Annie Leonard's Stuff-Free Berkeley Home

Annie Leonard's Stuff-Free Berkeley Home

Annie Leonard, one of Time Magazine's 2008 Environmental Heroes, lives in a charming Craftsman-ish bungalow in Berkeley, Ca.

What won't surprise you, if you're familiar with Leonard's work (have you seen "The Story of Stuff"?), is that most of the things in her home are salvaged or scavenged.

But what's the No. 1 thing Leonard does to lighten her impact on the earth? Her answer: She lives in a community -- which means she is constantly borrowing and sharing with neighbors. That translates into less consumption. (She also loves clotheslines and worm composting.)

If you haven't seen The Story of Stuff yet, it's more than worth the 20 minute investment.

Read the whole article and see more of Leonard's Berkeley home here.

image via Eric Luse; sfgate.com

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