Posts Tagged ‘eco friendly’

Day 97 – Host a Natural Scavenger Hunt

Two Acorns in Moss

What a perfect time of year for some fresh air and sunshine!  Gather your children and some friends and neighbors for a natural scavenger hunt.  Children spend more and more time in front of computers, cell phones, and televisions, so get them out of the house for a fun and educational event.

To have a scavenger hunt, make a list of items to find.  The items don’t all have to be easy to find, as long as they are possible to find, and the level depends on the age of the children.  Are your kids learning about the different types of trees in school?  One idea is to have them find and identify leaves as a part of a scavenger hunt game.  Make learning about nature fun!  Pass out the lists to individuals or groups.  The first person or group to find all of the items on the list and bring them back to you for verification is the winner!

Some ideas for your scavenger hunt list include different types of leaves, a stick, a feather, pine needles, and a stone.  For teens and adults, you can have a photography scavenger hunt to find a squirrel or bird, a solar panel, a reusable coffee cup, and a rain barrel.  The possibilities are endless!  This type of event is educational and can be a great team-building exercise for all ages.

Day 77 – Green Your Home

Natural Family Room - Photo by: Fotofanatik.com Courtesy of Interior Visions Designs, Inc.

Green design, a specialized segment of interior design, is designing your home with eco-friendly choices including the building shell, systems, and furnishings.  I am an award-winning green designer and speaker.  I love to share how to go green in your home, at work, and in your daily life.  You can read another blog by me on behalf of my “partner in green” and I by going to: www.getgreenwithstyleblog.com

There are a lot of complex issues when greening your home.  Is an item made as locally as possible?  Are there toxins in the fabrics and finishes that will create poor air quality leading to sick building syndrome?  What kind of dyes and adhesives are used in your home, and are they cancerous?  This blog provides definitions, interviews with other expert green building professionals, book reviews on the hottest green interior design books, and other information specifically to green your home.

For more information about hiring a green designer, go to www.interiorvisionsdesigns.com  or contact me through this blog post.  We are happy to work with you virtually through e-mailing from the comfort of your home also.  In addition to designing, I also give seminars and webinars about green design and eco friendly living.  Contact me for more information!