Top 5 websites to help you color your home ‘green’
The Web is littered with green websites. Sorry we used the “L” word, but with so many websites to sift through, anyone can feel overwhelmed. But that’s why HellaWella’s here for you! We combed through the plethora of sites and found the most useful — and fun — ones:
Green Home Guide (brought to you by the U.S. Green Building Council)
“What is the extra cost of cool roofing materials over standard roofing materials?” and “Which brand/model of solar panel works the best?” are just two of the many questions posted on Green Home Guide. Post your own green question, find professionals in your area, and check out what green activity is going on around you.
Who says learning can’t be fun? And colorful? And a tad insane? Check out Unscrew America for all of the above, plus a roaring dinosaur, a spinning Ferris wheel with fireworks, and hot air balloons that deflate and crash. (Hint: Make sure you hover your mouse over every inch of the screen!) And, oh yeah, discover how you can make a difference by using energy-efficient bulbs.
A cross-section of a house on the home page implores you to click on each room for a list of eco-friendly products. The site also offers How Tos, green news and a blog by the site’s founder.
Whole Living (from Martha Stewart)
Learn how to “green” every living space in your home, from the inside out. And this time, Martha makes it easy with tons of products and tips. You won’t even need to knit your own eco wardrobe, churn organic butter or build a hut from seashells. It’s a good — we mean green — thing.
The Green Guide (from National Geographic)
This site offers green advice for travel, food and, of course, the home. Click the “Home & Garden” link on the home page for helpful environmental tips, from creating an eco-friendly laundry room to choosing the greenest supplies for your home office. Plus, check out the Buying Guide and test your knowledge with green quizzes.