Green Home

'One Time'... Tales from the front line
Published on Jul 14th, 2011
0 comments It's easy to say you know how the Green movement works– you've read the blogs, follow the Twitter updates, and talk with your well-to-do friends about the latest trend in Green living regularly...
Historically green: A guide to rehabilitation tax credits
Published on Jul 14th, 2011
0 comments What's the best way to go green if you have an older home? Salvage and/or rehabilitate it! And if you ask most preservationists what they think of Virginia's Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, you'll...
Salvaging community history
Published on Jul 6th, 2011
0 comments If you believe that salvaging and restoring older homes is way to go green, then salvaging entire communities must be a way to go super green. Sadly, entire communities have been lost in Virginia,...
Green gardener: 5 tips for growing organic
Published on Apr 14th, 2011
0 comments It's time to start digging in the dirt, and maybe you'd like to skip the pesticides and Roundup this year and go a little more au naturelle. Ecotulips' Keriann Koenan offers six suggestions for...
Noon mark: Mall to get new $25,000 clock, sundial
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
0 comments Back in August 2009, the City launched a design contest for the creation of a clock on the Downtown Mall to honor Charlottesville's relationship with its three Sister Cities and cost less than $...
Recycling history: Modern 'green' scene not so modern
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
1 comments Environmentalist in training: this watering can shot shows Roades in 1950 at 150 Goodman Street, the house with the backyard that backs up to the terrace of the La Taza building, which was a soft...
Wanna ride? Long road for Northtown Bike Trail
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
0 comments Sometime in the future, the Downtown Mall and far-away places like the Hollymead Town Center, Forest Lakes, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport could be connected not by an often-congested...
Room with a view: Belmont home goes green with flair
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
0 comments When Kevin Davis and his wife, Holly Hertberg, bought a home on Monticello Avenue circa 2003, they expected to get a typical Belmont home– a slightly ramshackle exterior with good bones and...
Clean green machines: Don't forget the car!
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
1 comments You take short showers, buy local produce, maybe even have a rain barrel or two. Have you looked in the driveway yet? Unless you're a particularly enthusiastic greenie who's eschewed personal...
Waste not: Adages for careful and carefree living
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
0 comments "We were just very frugal people– maybe other people might say 'cheapskate,' but we've always lived that way, and I liked it– it always feels good when I get a good bargain," says part-...
Monticello Harvest Festival
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
0 comments The 4th annual Heritage Harvest Festival combined music and food with a love of the land and a walk through Virginia's agricultural heritage. And the September 11 installment was the first time...
GOATING GREEN- 16 Tales of Local Backyard Innovation
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
0 comments Bamboozled? Kevin CoxPHOTO BY  COURTENEY STUART Bamboo sometimes gets a bad rap as an invasive species that'll take a mile of your yard if you give it an inch, but bamboo gardener Kevin Cox...
GOATING GREEN- 16 Tales of Local Backyard Innovation
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
0 comments Bamboozled? Kevin CoxPHOTO BY  COURTENEY STUART Bamboo sometimes gets a bad rap as an invasive species that'll take a mile of your yard if you give it an inch, but bamboo gardener Kevin Cox...
Postcards from the Hedge
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
1 comments Howdy,   Wish you were here... the weather's great. Wait, you are here, and the weather's not always great. In fact, if we wanted to really reduce our carbon footprint it might make sense to...
Green design: It's finally on a 'roll'
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
0 comments   This gutted house on Grady seems fit to "roll"– as it will be super-insulated, and it's served by both the UVA and Charlottesville bus systems.PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Lindsay Suter, a...
Culs sacked: But has the dead end died?
Published on Apr 16th, 2009
0 comments Another piece of the American dream took a hit when Governor Tim Kaine signed a regulation last month that ends state maintenance of roads in subdivisions that aren't connected. While some decry the...
Women can do this stuff
Published on Apr 9th, 2009
0 comments "If you have been a homemaker," says Joan Schatzman, "you have the background for building." She explains: "In sewing, you use patterns like blueprints. In cooking, you ice a cake just like smoothing...
Lonely utopia? Belvedere's first family digs its new digs
Published on Sep 18th, 2008
1 comments   "The best neighborhood I lived in in DC was like this," says Kate White. "There was shared green space; it was vibrant and beautiful. Children would all gather on village green. We knew each...