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The Green Life: Green Your Shopping Habits: Home

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April 30, 2009

Green Your Shopping Habits: Home

Green your furniture Shopping is an activity so ingrained into our society that we often do it thoughtlessly, automatically, or hurriedly. By paying more attention to how we shop and what we buy, however, we can make a difference for the planet. This week we’re sharing tips about how to green your shopping habits.

Tip #4: Green Your Purchases For Your Home

When we buy for our homes, we generally prioritize what will look, feel, or function best. But if we instead prioritized the environment, we wouldn’t be in as deep a crisis as we’re in. With that in mind, you may want to visit Sierra Club Green Home for education and advice about greening every aspect of your home, from bedding to lighting to microwaves.

Think green when buying furniture too, by buying vintage, certified wood, reclaimed materials, or locally made pieces. When going for larger appliances, opt for those with the Energy Star label.

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