CHECK OUT THIS CHARMING NET ZERO SOLAR FARMHOUSE

If you are a lover of iconic rural architecture and green living, you may be drawn to this net-zero solar farmhouse from North Carolina-based Deltec Homes. The home offers a streamlined but still classic exterior with net-zero energy (NZE) energy performance, meaning it can generate all of its own green energy on-site. This is a boon for the environment and your wallet. CHECK OUT THIS CHARMING NET ZERO SOLAR FARMHOUSE

THE WORST MOVIES SET AND SHOT IN DC

independenceday_277pyxurzWe don’t think of our fair city as a movie town, but the fact is, a lot of movies have been shot and set in the District.  We all know the good ones – “All the President’s Men,” “The Exorcist,” “JFK” – but what about the terrible ones?  Excellence is boring.  Let’s put on our mockin’ hats and look back on when Hollywood desecrated our city with these cinematic stink bombs. THE WORST MOVIES SET AND SHOT IN DC

“There are also tons of built-ins, so if you see your significant other walking across the courtyard to visit you, you can quickly pick up all the piles of clothes and heaps of garbage on the floor and stuff it into various cubbyholes. Actually, better yet, let it all stay on the floor, so there’s no chance they’ll try and get you to move into the main house with them.”

“There are also tons of built-ins, so if you see your significant other walking across the courtyard to visit you, you can quickly pick up all the piles of clothes and heaps of garbage on the floor and stuff it into various cubbyholes. Actually, better yet, let it all stay on the floor, so there’s no chance they’ll try and get you to move into the main house with them.”

THE COP21 DEAL: A BRIEF LOOK AT THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

You may have noticed that The Paris Climate Agreement is getting a lot of press lately. Here’s a brief look at what this deal is and why it is such an important topic:

The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted in 2015 at the Paris climate conference, AKA COP21 (check out this amazing artwork linking virtual trees, tree projection, human heartbeats and tree planting initiatives that was exhibited during the conference). This deal was considered legally binging in some aspects and 195 countries, including the United States, adopted it. The main goal is, of course, to fight and slow climate change and its negative effects on the earth, primarily by keeping the rise in global temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. Keeping the increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius is another initial stated goal, as is hitting the peak of global emissions ASAP, so that the decline can begin. THE COP21 DEAL: A BRIEF LOOK AT THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT