I was reading in the New York Times this morning about CloroxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (yeah, the bleach) effortÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s to become greener and how their purchase of BurtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bees (originally a Maine company that makes lip balm and other natural products) is going to help it do just that. Interesting story and smart move, but I think it'll be a while before we hear "Clorox" and think "green." The next Ã¢â‚¬Å“green storyÃ¢â‚¬Â I came across today was about how consumersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ resolve to be green may push home automation mainstream in 2008. And, of course, residential security is an important piece of the home automation package. The story notes that the Ã¢â‚¬Å“environmental benefits of home automation will be touted at this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Consumer Electronic Show in Vegas.Ã¢â‚¬Â The first wave of home automation adopters may have been the fabulously well-to-do and techy nerds, the story says, but the home automation industry believes Ã¢â‚¬Å“high energy costs and environmental awarenessÃ¢â‚¬Â will help drive widespread adoption, and soon.