Saturday Green Links – 9/25
I didn’t actually end up canning tomatoes this year, but it seems like everyone else in the world did. Maybe if I study them I’ll do it next year. Any advice?
- Pressure Canning Tomato Soup – Sense of Home. This is tomato soup, not straight tomatoes, so it needs to be pressure canned. I’m a little afraid of that.
- Canning Tomatoes (as easy as I could make it) – It’s Not Easy Being Green. She thinks she may not have cooked the tomatoes enough. How much is enough?
- Tomato Canning – The Zero Waste Home. She doesn’t talk about seeding the tomatoes here. Is it necessary?
- Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes – New York Times. I agree that it can be difficult to find a good phosphate-free detergent, but they do exist.
- Make it Easy for Homeowners to be Green – Building Green. I wish someone had given us operating instructions for our apartment—especially when it came to those horrible steam radiators.
- Will Solid State Lighting Lead to More Energy Use? – Gigaom. I think this is true with any sort of energy savings, but I don’t know what the solution is.
- Sexy Baby Carrots? – It’s Not Easy Being Green. Am I really juvenile that I love this commercial?
- Donate Your Shoes To Soles4Souls – The Good Human. A good tip.
- How to compute green – University Affairs. Thanks, John! But I’m not sure about the burning stuff onto CDs tip. Is that really more efficient than leaving it in your computer’s memory?
- Greening America’s Capitals – Boston and Hartford – Energy 2.0. Yay! I wonder what the effect of this will be?
- Smart Meters: A Sneak Peak at the Future – Repower Home. Thanks, Jason! Nstar got stimulus funds for a smart meter pilot program.
- Plug-In Vehicles Will Be Dirtier Than HEVs – Seeking Alpha. Thanks, Don! But while this might be true for the whole country on average, the Northeast gets less of its electricity from coal.
- How to stock a minimalist pantry – Stone Soup. A new blog discovery. I love pantry advice.
That’s all for now. As always, if you read anything interesting this week, send it my way.