A lot of people are aware of the issues that threaten our planet, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of the term “going green.”
However, fewer people actually take steps when constructing or remodeling their home to take into account all the little things they can do to ensure that their home is more energy efficient, reduces the amount of waste produced, and doesn’t emit toxic chemicals or contribute to the greenhouse effect.
One small thing I learned I could do when I built an addition onto to my house is simply to replace paint that uses toxic chemicals with an innovative type of clay paint. Standard paint contains tons of VOC’s, or volatile organic compounds, and also typically include formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, and other toxins that are bad for you and bad for the environment.
Clay paint is made with high calcium lime, which is cured through a process through carbonization. This means that as it dries, it is actually drawing carbon dioxide out of the air!