Earth Day 2016
It’s Earth Day! I am proud to celebrate being a vegetarian for 26 years. Eating healthy, I enjoy fresher, sustainable foods that make an impact on the environment and my health.
On this holiday, it's a good time to reflect on your carbon footprint and the impact your choices have on this planet. Whether you are buying a new house or retrofitting an existing home, choosing less toxic and more sustainable materials can positively influence the environment, your
From the paint to roofing materials, there are many Eco-friendly alternatives to choose from that will not only help you and the
Examples of choices for flooring are natural woods and natural fiber carpets. Good sustainable woods choices are bamboo and cork because they mature relatively quickly.
Among the most popular and sustainable roofing choices are tile and shingles made from recycled waste materials, i.e. plastic, rubber or wood fiber. Other options are slate, clay or metal tiles.
When considering paint, be sure to select
If you decide to build a home, look for builders that are LEED certified or at least Energy Star green builders. These builders will offer buyers homes with greater energy features such as radiant barrier decking, Low E windows, spray foam insulation, low VOC paints, energy star appliances and other wonderful energy saving features. Some builders offer tank-less water heaters and solar panels installed as part of their home building packages.
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