Don't Wait for a Tornado to Go Green


Tiny Kansas town Greenburg (pop. 900) is making news as it rebuilds itself green. The town was destroyed after a May 2007 tornado. In fact, The New York Times reports it has not one but several LEED certified buildings, ranging from a new Arts Center to City Hall, to even a brand-new townhouse apartment building.

You don't have to suffer through a tornado to incorporate a greener lifestyle. Just adding window shades is one small step you can take to make your apartment more energy-efficient. Here are three fabulous options. Each have their own distinctive "green" benefit.