I'm getting a little sick of all these show where people are building a green home from scratch. Yes I know its better then building a conventional home from scratch but they are still clearing out a bunch of natural habitat to build those homes. Not only are they ripping up more and more of our quickly disappearing wild spaces but it is total unrealistic for the average person.
First off if everyone started from scratch there would be no wild spaces left except that which is protected as a national park. It would also suck up so much natural resources we would be fighting over what's left. Not to mention that most people cant afford to do it. While these shows do bring forth some interesting ideas they are for the most part useless to the normal person striving to be more environmentally friendly.
How about a something to show green renovations. Where you are taking homes that already exist, which means less materials wasted since you are not starting from scratch, and show the things you can do to make it a green home. Show the steps that people can do a little at a time to get started on going green instead of a giant expensive endeavor that only the rich can afford. There are things everyone can do no matter what type of home you have even a trailer home can do things to lower costs and help save their natural environment.
Well that is the rant part now to do something about it. I'm going to start a new weekly series on Fridays called "Green Renovate" It will be the simple things that anyone can do to help make their home more environmentally friendly. So I hope you will join me this Friday for my first post and tell your friends to stop by too.