Sensible Designs for Living on the Earth

Building an Eco House Requires Holistic Thinking

This is the first in a new series of columns about realizing environmental ideals on the homefront. For some people, it’s easier to talk about saving the Earth than it is to actually live those principles daily. The column will be about practical environmental ideas,from alternatives to the all-American lawn to non-toxic home insulation and water-saving toilets. In the first installment, Juliet Cuming tries to define what makes a house a eco home