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Living green in L.A.: Home retrofits that worked -- and didn't

October 19, 2010 | 12:52 pm


For two years, I masqueraded as the Realist Idealist, using my L.A. home as a living experiment to test sustainable home retrofits for the Los Angeles Times. The results of my experiences raising chickens and harvesting rainwater, installing solar panels, even living with a composting toilet, are all summarized in a package of stories that ran last weekend in Home. Read my story about eco living in L.A., originally published Saturday.

-- Susan Carpenter