Get Green with Style Blog


Interview with Jill Salisbury – Part 2

“As much as I love designing furniture, I did not want to simply create more “stuff” to put on our planet. I wanted to develop product that had a soul and was a celebration of what we as designers can accomplish when we apply the wisdom of nature to our practice and work harmoniously with the eco system.” – Jill Salisbury


Interview with Jill Salisbury – Part 1

Inspired by Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry, my goal is to constantly apply nature’s wisdom into my designs. – Jill Salisbury


Definition and Product of the Week 09.04.2010

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll define DOWNCYCLING and the product of the week is AMERICAN BARN COMPANY.


Green Book Review – Green Home Improvement

What will a project cost? How much money will you save? These are the questions best answered by this book as opposed to other green remodeling books.


Green Book Review – Earth Sheltered Residential Design Manual

Earth sheltered homes offer additional protection from natural disasters like tornadoes and other storms when compared to traditional home building techniques. They also provide protection from external noises, are easy to maintain, and greatly reduce the need for heating and cooling.


Definition and Product of the Week 08.28.2010

A whole house fan can save you a lot of money when the temperature is cooler outside. Accroding to the whole house fan website, running one costs one-tenth of the cost of running an air conditioner over 6 months!


Definition and Product of the Week 08.21.2010

“UltraTouch [denim insulation] contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels compared to other traditional products. There are no VOC concerns when using UltraTouch, as it is safe for you and the environment.” – Bonded Logic Website


Interview with Sue Fox McGovern – Part 2

“I was at the farmers’ market last month and watched a Black Swallowtail lay eggs on the dill plants that they were selling. I grow dill in my yard not for my consumption but for the Black Swallowtail caterpillars.” – Sue Fox McGovern


Interview with Sue Fox McGovern – Part 1

Sue Fox McGovern is a writer and editor by trade and a naturalist and gardener by passion. A butterfly gardener for about 10 years, Sue raises several types of butterflies including the Monarch, Red Admiral, Question Mark, Painted Lady, and Black Swallowtail.


Definition and Product of the Week 08.14.2010

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll define THERMAL MASS and the product of the week is HUDSON GOODS.