Green Home Guide roundup: Kitchenware, decking and pod homes

On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.

  • Plates made out of leaves? They do exist. In "Kitchenware Reinvented" on, Matt Tomasino describes kitchen and dining ware made out of plant-based materials, as an alternative to conventional choices. 
  • If you're considering building or revamping a deck, peruse "How to Choose Eco-Friendly Decking," by Home Depot's Jennifer Tuohy. This Mother Earth News article lists the various types to consider, as well as local factors you should take into account.
  • You've probably heard of the tiny house movement—and such houses are inherently greener, with their small footprints. The Ecocapsule, profiled by Suzy Strutner in Huffington Post, takes tiny to a fun, space-age extreme.

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