Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
- Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a sustainable second home together.
- Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck.
- What sort of house might a man with the title “recycling coordinator” live in?
- Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range.
- When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.
- When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry).
- From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.
- How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.