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Green Resources

Follow these links to get more information on greening your home and your lifestyle.

153 Ways to Go Green

Looking for ways you can help today? Bankrate.com helps you get started right away in any of these eight areas broken out three ways: quick fixes, short-term fixes and fixes to consider over the long haul.

Alliance for Climate Protection

The Alliance for Climate Protection, with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as its Board chairman, has as its mission to persuade the American people — and people elsewhere in the world — of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis. It offers tips on living a greener life, profiles people who have led the way in fighting climate change, provides resources and information, and asks you to take a seven-point pledge to help protect the environment.

Healthy Child Healthy World

Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

Healthy House Institute

The Healthy House Institute™ (HHI) provides consumers information to make their homes healthier. HHI strives to be the most comprehensive educational resource available for creating healthier homes. To this end, HHI treats the home like an ecosystem with many interrelated parts, covering topics in-depth such as air and water quality, building, remodeling and furnishing, cleaning and housekeeping, health and safety, ventilation, lighting, energy efficiency and more.

Build Green Schools

From the U.S. Green Building Council, Build Green Schools is a great tool for learning about the environmental, health, financial and educational benefits of green schools and for finding ways to get involved in your community.

American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council Regreen Checklist

American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council Regreen Presentation

American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council Regreen FAQ

American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council Regreen Guidelines

More Renovation Tools

» Green Renovation Checklist: Use these tips to guide your major room or housewide renovation projects.

» Green Retrofit Checklist: Even if the home you live in now is far from green, and you're not planning a major renovation anytime soon, there is plenty you can do to start living in a greener, healthier home.