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Greener Than Thou: Blades of Grass

Greener Than Thou is our report on San Francisco’s obsession with all things green, calling bullshit in the poseurs and lavishing praise on those who have secured their place in environmental paradise. Think Global Warming's a sham? Send us the tip love!

There's a new LEED in town: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden recently announced the "Sustainable Sites" initiative, through which a new environmental rating system will be applied to landscape design. Sounds like this thing is in it's early stages, but visions of brownfields are dancing in our heads already. Such news will be of interest to a new kind of capsule blog we've just discovered. A blogger who wishes to remain anonymous (he's an academic and would like to work; can't say we blame him) is blogging about grass. Yes, grass. Wild Grass trains a close eye on the vernacular landscape; for our blogger, it's about focusing on something small and oft-overlooked. Refreshing.
· Wild Grass [blog]
· American Society of Landscape Architects [website]
· Sustainable Sites Initiative [website]
· Green Building Moves Outdoors: New Rating System to Encourage Sustainable Landscape Design [PR Newswire]

Now we know what it's really about... Image courtesy Wild Grass