Wednesday, July 8, 2009

sustainable home accents - a few thoughts

Buy home accents that will last. When you no longer want an item, you can donate it to a charity and someone else can benefit as well as the environment. Buy furniture made with certified wood. Expand your vocabulary. Learn what certified wood is, and what cradle-to-cradle means. The glossary on the ASID website under Sustainable Design is an excellent place to start. The links on the website are invaluable and often entertaining.

Also, remember that computers, computer monitors and many other electronics include toxic materials. They should not sit in landfills when they are replaced. Anything synthetic can be recycled; even athletic shoes. Contact your Chamber of Commerce to find a local recycler for synthetic materials.