No place like – Earth? Home and garden improvement for sustainability – Southside Pride

 No place like – Earth? Home and garden improvement for sustainability – Southside Pride

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE

Castle Remodeling, bringing the indoors outdoors

This issue of No Place Like Home is going to discuss sustainability, building on the themes raised for Earth Day last month. Most of the suggestions here apply mostly to homeowners, but if you’re a renter, you can try to get your property owner or manager onboard to do them, possibly by organizing fellow tenants if you’re in a multi-unit building. If you’re in a single-family unit that’s your landlord’s only (or one of few) properties, they ought to be amenable, since many of the ideas around sustainability also save money in the long run.
The word “sustainable” has become a buzzword to the corporate world. It’s often used as a simple substitute for “meanness” in the ancient form of that word, i.e., being overly reluctant to spend money or energy. To “sustain” is to nourish and promote healthy growth. The essence of sustainability…

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