Home & Garden Highlights: 4.21.07

Home & Garden Highlights: 4.21.07

Apr 23, 2007

The Chron went all green for this weekend's Earth Day-flavored edition. Well, almost all green.

When your ship comes in, prefab house could be on it: Susan Fornoff reports on a pilot green prefab house built by an inexperienced team in Walnut Creek in a matter of days.

AROUND THE HOUSE: In honor of the Earth, Susan picks EcoHangers, a hand-cranked washing machine called the WonderWash, organic mattresse from Vivetique (pricey), and water-saving urinals from Mister Miser.

Solar rises over Fog City: Paul Kilduff digs in on solar installations in our city (which averages 5.3 sun hours/day), and we're pleasantly surprised to discover how do-able this it.

Whoa! Don't just toss those fluorescent bulbs -- recycle: Watch that mercury! This article contain a handy list of places you can take your toxin-filled bulbs for safe recycling.

Green by default: Editor Lynette Evans manages once again to hit a strange note in this editorial about how being rich makes it harder to live green.

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