elin nordegren
by Ali Berman
Categories: Home, Lifestyle
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In Elin Nordegren’s case, we’re definitely on board with the “out with the old and in with the new” mentality, but we do draw the line at demolishing a perfectly good mansion.

Following her divorce from Tiger Woods, Elin bought the 17,000 square foot Florida home with the goal of renovating the property. It looks like renovation plans were scrapped, because where there used to be a mansion, now sits an empty lot. Nordegren will be building a new home on the property from scratch.

Sure, she only dropped 12 million dollars on the mansion. That’s not much compared to the 110 million she got in the divorce, but from an eco standpoint, this is about as anti-green as it gets.

Perhaps to make it up to the planet (even a little bit), she could consider building a smaller home in its place with the help of an eco architect.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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