Green Home Guide roundup: Home decor, green cleaning and the First Family's kitchen garden

On Fridays, USGBC will be sharing 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 getting ready to do some spring cleaning, first read "Spring Cleaning Can Be Even Healthier Using Green Products" on the EPA blog to learn about finding "Safer Choice" products that will help keep your home (and the environment) free of toxic chemicals.
  • Your home can be green in more than just construction materials. Have you thought about how to be more sustainable in your decorating choices? In "Going Green: 5 Eco-Friendly Home Decor Tips," Kelly Rae Smith offers tips on ways to upcycle that make your home pretty, as well as save resources. 
  • Growing your own vegetable garden is becoming more and more popular. Even the White House has its own kitchen garden! School and community groups of 25 or fewer may take a tour. See the details on the White House website. It could interest kids in doing some planting of their own—and there's even a beehive.

See our recipe for DIY kitchen cleaner