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The Green Life: Eaters' Oasis

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November 28, 2006

Eaters' Oasis

In the ultimate eco-eating experience, environmentally friendly food would be cooked by energy-efficient appliances in a kitchen built with safe, salvaged materials (floor-to-ceiling suggestions from GreenHomeGuide.com are outlined below). But it doesn't take a big investment to add some sustainable flair to your meals. Set the table with recycled-beer-bottle tumblers; some colorful, naturally lacquered bowls made of fast-growing bamboo; and a sleek serving tray made of an old washing-machine drum. An in-kitchen composter will take care of the scraps.

kitchen diagram

1. natural light
2. compact fluorescent fixtures
3. low-toxicity paint
4. formaldehyde-free cabinets
5. bamboo cabinet doors
6. salvaged-stone countertops
7. natural linoleum flooring
8. on-demand hot water
9. ecofriendly cleaners

(Diagram courtesy of greenhomeguide.com)

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