BY Ariana Anderson
on Jul 22, 2011
In the midst of this heat wave, I downright whimpered as I left the lovely air-conditioned office building to return to my hot apartment where I've only a dinky fan to cool me down. I spent the subway ride racking my brain for any nearby caves I could spend the night in, but then I realized that a Low Impact Woodland Home would be a much more charming place to reside. This hobbit-like dwelling stays cool in the summer without contributing to global warming, and is just generally super energy efficient, thanks to its straw bale insulated floor and walls. Read More
BY Eileen Milman
on Jun 01, 2011
Summer may not have officially started yet, but the summer heat is HERE. I spent this past weekend with my sweaty skin sticking to subway seats, leather couches, and my boyfriend. I probably spent most of my time peeling myself off of things.
I am not made for this kind of heat. It's clearly here to make me suffer. Getting into cars that have been baking out in the sun in 90 degree weather? It's THE WORST. Almost as bad as trying to fall asleep in a room with a window that refuses to open, and a broken fan. Waking up in that kind of torture chamber is almost nearly impossible. Read More