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Published on July 9th, 2010 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts for the Week (7/9/10)

Hate to see good fruit go to waste? Find out how to get your hands on that bounty...

Hate to see good fruit go to waste? Find out how to get your hands on that bounty…

While the Gulf oil spill still dominates the green blog space, Regator‘s trends show that we may be broadening out into some of the discussions needed to head off such disasters: climate legislation and global warming are well up in the rankings.

Rankings and trends aren’t everything, though… an awful lot of cool stuff out this week that has little or nothing to do with those hot topics. Need a break from the oil spill? Or just want to see what else green bloggers are covering? Here’s this week’s round-up of posts that caught our eye…

Our green blog post picks for the week

  • The tiny, wavy solar house: If you want to catch up on the absolute latest in cutting-edge green building design, you don’t need to go any farther than Jetson Green. The Lamboo Studio concept (developed by Illinois’ Lamboo, Inc.) not only looks cool, but creates a small footprint through size, materials, and integrated solar panels.
  • Roads that clean the air: Jerry James Stone at Greenopolis came across this very cool development by researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands — a concrete that actually cleans up nitrogen oxide emissions from cars.
  • Deep walkability: We all love to discuss urban development that focuses on walking and biking vs driving… Alex Steffan at WorldChanging digs deeper into this topic, and questions some of the assumptions we’ve made about what “walkability” actually means.
  • Add a row to your garden… for others: The Good Human takes note of the long-running “Plant a Row for the Hungry” campaign by the Garden Writers of America. Since 1995, the organization has encouraged gardeners to add a row of plants for donation to local organizations that feed the hungry.
  • Fruit foraging: Ever see fruit going to waste on trees in your neighborhood? Derek Markham, aka Natural Papa, discusses his family’s efforts to harvest that bounty (with permission of the trees’ owners… no late-night fruit raids…).

That’s our five… what are yours (or your 3 or 1)?

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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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