the new york times just published a marvelous article that is probably the one tiny bit of good news i've heard lately on the environmental front. a town in southern sweden is going off fossil fuel to heat and energize its grid! it is possible to do these things. they included a slideshow that i loved, with some evocative photos... just one of which i wanted to show you here.
i love the icy green of these succulents.
i also love the idea of their being nurtured by waste-wood and other "waste" products that are no longer wasted. i love the idea that these townspeople are not only newly employed by these fresh, innovative technologies, but that they are all saving money by producing the biofuels locally and without the use of fossil fuels.