25 Aug 2010

greenHILLhome: Papurniture

People can be very creative with recycling and reusing materials.  We know recycling is good for the environment, but it doesn’t have to be the old take-it-to-the-curb-once-a-week routine we generally associate with the action.  Some local artists have taken recycling and reusing to the next level, creating objects of art from everyday materials. Dino Almaguer […]

10 Aug 2010

greenHILLhome: Green To-Go

“Ordering out” is a common occurrence in many households.  In our home we find ourselves phoning in an order at the end of a long week (especially during the school year) or Saturdays at lunch, though there are exceptions to those patterns.  As I reached for a helping of moo shu pork a week or […]

27 Jul 2010

greenHILLhome: Attracting Wildlife

We recently planted some new shrubs and plants in our yard, and it was just last week I felt that we chose some of the right vegetation when my wife called me outside to see the butterfly that had landed on our butterfly bush for a short break.  While most folks on the Hill don’t […]

13 Jul 2010

greenHILLhome: Hazy, Hot, and Time to be Efficient

Summer heat waves bring all sorts of creative solutions for staying cool.  We are fortunate on the Hill to have some public pools to enjoy, but as many of us know our energy bills and water use often increase dramatically in the summer.  Of course, energy rates go up in the summer (thank you, Pepco) […]

30 Jun 2010

greenHILLhome: A Stroll Around the Hill

Washington DC was recently rated one of the ten most walkable cities in the country.   It’s pretty easy to understand why—a compact city in area, fairly even, flat terrain, short city blocks and lots of shade from tree cover.  Capitol Hill scored thirteenth out of 34 neighborhoods in the District on the Walkscore scale of […]

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