In this post we look at what constitutes a green home Eco-friendly. Energy-efficient. Sustainable. Responsible. Comfortable. Healthy. Economical. Smart. Fun. “Green Building is a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its … [Read more...] about Going green at home?
Going green at home?
Trees reduce CO2 fact. You should know this.... How to plant a tree Choose at least a 5-to-6-foot tree grown to nursery standards. Select a site with enough room for roots and branches to reach full size. Avoid overhead and underground utilities. Dig a planting area as deep as the root ball and 3 to 5 times its diameter. Add fertilizer or other soil amendments. … [Read more...] about How to plant a tree
Did you make any New Year's resolutions this year? What did you resolve to do? If you're like many folks, you may have resolved to quit smoking, to exercise more, or to keep in better touch with far-flung family members. Whatever resolutions you made (or even if you didn't make any at all) we have a great suggestion to add to your list: make a commitment to do three things to … [Read more...] about It’s a New Year: Resolve to Reduce Your Impact on Mother Earth
As much as I love to focus on interior spaces and how the design you approve and the materials you select can make a home both green and gorgeous simultaneously, the reality is that energy efficiency is a huge component of sustainable living. With the changing seasons, it’s time to admit that your home is not ready for the cold winter and spend an hour or two on the … [Read more...] about Is your house ready for winter?
You're eating organic foods, exercising more and generally improving how you care for yourself. Well done! Now it's time to focus on the health of your home. Research shows detoxing your home of harsh chemicals and synthetics can improve the health of you and your family. And, it's a lot easier than you think. Look at the list below and choose what's right for you and venture … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Steps to a Healthier Home