Green Home Guide roundup: Thanksgiving, DIY sealing and insulation choices

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.

  • If you're into DIY, check out this how-to video and list of steps involved in caulking your doors and windows, courtesy of Green Living Ideas. Seal those leaks ahead of the cold weather and save on energy costs.
  • Wondering how you can celebrate Thanksgiving in a greener way? The Nature Conservancy has some tips on how to go local and reduce food waste, as well as offset carbon emissions from long-distance travel to see family and friends. 

  • Top 5 Green Insulation Options, from How Stuff Works, talks about sustainable insulation options for your home that you may not have considered before—from original sources as unexpected as sheep's wool, scrap denim and castor oil. 

Learn more about making insulation choices for your home