Decorate Your Home In An Eco-Friendly Style And Reduce Carbon Footprint

Posted: April 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Home Decoration, Sustainable Architecture | Tags: , , | No Comments »

This post is another in our guest blogger series. This one is from Leon White. Hope you find it as interesting and informative as I did.

It is a common desire to create a living space which is comfortable and chic. However home furnishings can leave large carbon footprint which is very harmful for the environment. Read on to find out how you can opt for innovative home décor ideas without compromising style. You can choose to decorate your home in an eco-friendly way. You must select non-toxic paints and right fabric. These days while decorating homes families are opting for environment-friendly choices. Going green is more than a fad now. You can decorate your home using less energy, fewer non-renewable resources and lesser water.

Need for environment-friendly choices

With threats of global warming individuals are becoming more aware about climate change and environment. Most home owners want to behave as responsible citizens by making use of eco-friendly home décor items. These décor items can be recycled and renewed to give a new and interesting look to your home. Redecorate your home on a green theme. As you decide the décor be kind to the environment. The best way to go green is to incorporate reused items in home décor. It is essential that you opt for eco-friendly home décor ideas as it can save energy and cause less harm to the environment.

Popular eco-friendly flooring

You can live in an environmental friendly atmosphere by selecting the right flooring, furnishing and lighting. You can replace artificial flooring with natural products like bamboo or linoleum. Bamboo is durable and adds a touch of elegance to the flooring. It comes in different colors and patterns. Bamboo is easy to maintain and can be installed easily. Cork, the bark of an oak tree, is another biodegradable product which can be used for flooring. Cork can be used in variety of paints to suit the color scheme of your room. Glass is a popular eco-friendly material which does not mildew or mold in damp environments.

Opt for “green” paints

Eco-friendly paint can improve the quality of air inside your home. When you decide to change the color palette of your home you can opt for zero VOC paint or low VOC paint. VOC or volatile organic compounds are found in different products. VOC’s from paints have a negative quality on the environment. It is important to remember that lighter the paint lesser is the VOC that it will contain. You can opt among milk paints, clay paints or lime wash. Milk paints are biodegradable and organic.

Right furniture for a new look

When you buy eco-friendly furniture ascertain the materials which are used to create the furniture. Make sure that recyclable and sustainable sources are used to create the pieces of furniture. Adhesive used in the furniture should not contain VOC. You can select furniture which is used by bamboo. You cans hop in vintage or antique shops. Before you buy new items you can reuse the existing furniture. Use innovation and creativity to decorate your home and add a fresh look. Bamboo is considered as one of the most eco-friendly choices. Opt for furniture which is made of recycled material.

Adopt a green lifestyle

Whilst shopping for home décor accessories be on the lookout for products which are made from organic fiber. Proper lighting can create a magical effect in your home. You can make use of energy saving bulbs to add a brighter look to your home. You can consider buying furnishings which have been manufactured with renewable materials. If you are a responsible person who is trying to lead a green lifestyle these ideas on home décor will be useful.

Author Bio: Leon White has decorated his home with eco-friendly wallpapers. He wants to adopt a green lifestyle. To keep the well-furnished home secure Leon has opted for ADT-Pulse. It is a trustworthy service which offers strong protection to homeowners.

Asbestos…It really is a four letter word.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbestos Awarensss, environmental challenges | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

I have to tell you I’m really thrilled at the number of guest bloggers our site is beginning to attract. While most people want to post good advice and information on the ‘green’ things that that you can do to make life and the environment better for yourself and those around you, every once in a while you hear about something that really makes you think about how the ignorance of the past is still haunting us today.

This email came to me from a man named Cameron Von St James and it’s about the cause of asbestos awareness that he has taken up big time. Please read his note and check out this web site:

This is a great story and one that should inspire hope in all of us.

Hi Jim,

My name is Cameron Von St. James and I wanted to reach out to you to share something very special to me. I noticed your blog has a focus on the environment and living naturally and I was hoping you could help me with a very important cause!

Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer caused only by asbestos that kills most patients within 2 years of diagnosis. She had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After undergoing a risky procedure, she beat the odds and we began our mission to spread awareness regarding the dangers of asbestos.

In honor of Asbestos Awareness Week (April 1-7), we created a webpage dedicated to raising awareness. Although the week has passed, Earth Day is coming up and we really wanted to make a last push to get the message out there that asbestos is not still banned in the US. We would love it if you would be willing to share it on your blog to help educate and protect your readers from this preventable disease!


Cameron Von St. James

Always Nice To See The Big Boys Working On Greening Their Businesses

Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Green Businesses, Green Initiatives | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Here’s a little news story about a big company doing green things. Toshiba Canada is one of the more progressive outposts in the vast Toshiba empire when it comes to green initiatives. We encourage you to check out this link…who knows, maybe you’ll get some ideas that will help you green your workplace too.