Green Home Guide roundup: Biophilia, fresh air and the minimalist lifestyle
On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.
- "How to Grow Fresh Air"? No, that's not a typo. In this TED Talk, Kamal Meattle shares how arranging three common houseplants in specific places in a home or office building can result in cleaner indoor air.
- In "Biophilia + Interior Design = Healthy, Happy Homes!", interior designer Sarah Barnard explains how the presence of natural items in your home can reduce stress, whether it's through actual plants or design elements that evoke aspects of nature.
- Living with less stuff seems greener. But only if you don't keep replacing it. Read MaryGrace Taylor's "Why Being a Minimalist Might Be Bad for the Environment—and How to Do Minimalism Right" on the Amerisleep blog for tips on how to live without generating "a ginormous amount of garbage."