Can you build a green home in the suburbs? Here's an answer from a Wall Street Journal column by Roger Lewis:
What do you think? (Here's that column in case you're interested.) Are the suburbs one of the worst ideas we've ever come up with as a society, as far as the environment is concerned? Setting up a community that is almost purposefully distanced from our places of work?
Having grown up in a town that was often referred to as a suburb of Los Angeles — even though it's a good 90 miles away — I struggle with this one. I see the appeal of the suburbs. I see why some families want to move out of urban centers to places that are a bit quieter ... sometimes safer.
But is the environmental cost worth it? What do you think?