It’s one thing to build a green house: solar PV, solar hot water, sustainably harvested framing, recycled wood fiber & cement blocks for exterior, metal roof, recycled decking, efficient windows, no-VOC paint, permeable driveway, Dark Sky exterior lighting. We’ve done all that.
But on a day-to-day basis, what you do inside matters too. Toxics abound, hidden in seemingly innocuous household products and food containers. Unlike foods, cleaners are not required to bear ingredient labels, so it can be hard to know what you’re getting. This great checklist from the Environmental Working Group tells you not only what to avoid, but safer alternatives to choose.