Green Steps 101

Living green experts for years generally agree that the top three steps to take toward a green and sustainable home begins with bedding (we spend up to 1/3 of our lives in direct contact) and goes on to include flooring, paint, etc. We would argue that the number one place to begin is with diet, as a choice in natural or organic foods will have a direct effect on personal health, community health, cast a powerful vote with your dollars, and have a direct positive impact on the environment. Bedding composition would rank two in our book for the same reasons. The number three slot in our minds is tied with flooring! Research beginning in 1999 by Earthshade Natural Window Fashions confirms that window fashions have a direct impact on indoor air quality (IAQ). In fact, all treatments will either act as an air filter or an air “dump” depending on material composition. Tests confirm that the sun’s impact only exacerbates this reality.