Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome to my first blog. When I first sat down to write this, it was Earth Day and I thought, how appropriate! But I didn't get it to my proofreader in time to post. Then, on second thought, why wait for Earth Day? I want to promote GREEN all year round!

In general, this blog will spotlight GREEN ECO-FRIENDLY articles, products, ideas and information. But I won't exclusively focus on being a Greenie--I will also include what's hot, what's not so hot, what's in and what's heading out in all design arenas.

Ever since the Clean Air Act in 1963, our country has made some pretty significant strides in cleaning up our outdoor air. And I'm sure you heard recently the EPA declared greenhouse gasses a threat to public health and a principle cause of unwanted climate change. But, did you know that approximately 90% of our time is spent indoors? We need to clean up our indoor air as well as our outdoor air in order to be healthy!

A great and simple way of bringing the outdoors in, as well as cleaning up our indoor air is growing certain house plants...there are indoor plant varieties that actually cleanse the air that you and your family breathe. These include, but aren't limited to:

holy basil (balances adrenal glands and also good for lowering stress)

boston fern


english ivy

peace lily

weeping fig

reed palm

* GREAT RECYCLING/DETOX TIP: If you have old paint that you don't want to have to wait to dispose of properly, you can take corn husks and put them in the blender and grind to a pulp. Add them to your paint and mix well; this will detox the paint and make it harmless to the environment.

** Please check back soon for more exciting ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Great information! Thank you for taking the time to share the information with us.