Green Home Guide roundup: Permaculture, aerosols and renting green

On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.

  • What is "permaculture"? According to the Black Permaculture Network, it's "a design method for creating regenerative human settlement systems based in natural patterns and processes," including zero waste and renewable energy. Read this "Member Spotlight" on Anandi Premlall to learn how one woman implements its principles in Queens, N.Y.
  • You might be a renter rather than a homeowner, but there are still lots of things you can do to be green. Read Treehugger's "How to Go Green: Renters" list of tips and scroll down further for a multitude of useful links on everything from green dorm living to ways to grow your own food.
  • Aerosol sprays: we know they're not good for the environment. But why? Read "What You Need to Know About Aerosol Sprays" from the Mother Nature Network to learn why their ingredients are harmful, how they affect the air and how to reduce or eliminate your use of these products.


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