Here’s an interesting article that Terry came across on the Landscape Ontario. It’s an article by Toronto freelance writer Brian Slemming, and it’s all about a creating a chemical free alternative to the traditional back yard swimming pool. Traditional pools are kept clean with chlorines and bromines, neither of which are beneficial in anyway to the environment. The creation of swimming ponds is quite ingenious and a much simpler process than creating traditional pools. Mr Slemming’s article will give you a really good idea of how this is achieved and how you can have it done in your back yard.
One of the green organizations from whom we receive email promotions is called Soma Earth. We really like these guys because they seem to possess a purity of spirit and purpose that really exemplifies what the green movement is really all about.
This is how they describe themselves:
“We are a pioneering architectural firm specializing in deep sustainable living through designing buildings that are energy efficient, with a low carbon footprint and low embodied energy. We specialize in healthy, EMF-Free, non-toxic natural building environments as well as straw bale, straw clay and earth bag building systems. These guidelines paired with natural building materials creates a sustainable eco-architecture for new buildings, additions or renovation projects.”
Their portfolio, which you can view on their site, is filled with fascinating projects that are as innovate in their design as they are organic in their execution.
You can find out more about them at http://www.somaearth.com/