How Green Was My Country Home
2:40 PM, Dec 14, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
Not only is Finnish-born conductor-composer Esa-pekka Salonen the music world's It Boy Of The Moment, conducting his farewell as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and his debut at the Metropolitan Opera to raves of ecstasy, he is also something of a maven of greenitudinousness. And it was as such, the L.A. Times reports, that he decided to have geothermal heating installed at his "country home on the Finnish coast . . . where he likes to compose and decompress."
Eventually, says the Times, without a hint of irony, "the problems were solved by his neighbors drilling new wells. And the geothermal design proved sound."
He's right! We don't need oil at all-especially those of us with Evian.