It may seem intimidating to make furniture design changes to your home or office using “Green” principles; however, as we mentioned last week, there are simple steps you can take. When considering new furniture constructed from wood, check to see if the furniture manufacturer used material obtained from reputable, sustainable suppliers in the United States. Choose natural materials, such as bamboo or wood that are renewable, and come from suppliers that are not clear-cutting forests.
Homeowners, and business owners, can also make decisions like switching from incandescent light bulbs to CFL or LED. They help the environment and are very cost-effective to the consumer in the long run. If we all make a few gradual changes, we can enjoy a healthier home and planet!