So what is organic architecture? And how can we have healthier homes for our families? Let’s talk.
We try to live healthy and provide a healthy environment for our kids. But, the conveniences of modern living offer so many temptations, and well, it’s hard to know if those things that claim to be good for us, really are good for us.
From indoor air quality and plants to our pillows and paint, there are so many opportunities to increase the healthy-factor inside our homes. And what really is ‘organic architecture’ and ‘sustainable home design’?
Tracy Hutson is a designer and author of the book ‘Feathering the Nest,’ where she shares ideas for creating kid-spaces that are mentally stimulating, emotionally comforting, and environmentally smart. For several years, Tracy shared her design ideas as part of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team, and she shared her passion for turning ‘junk’ into cool decor on Picker Sisters with Tanya McQueen.
Green Builder Media’s Ron Jones is recognized as one of the fathers of the green building movement. Instrumental in establishing guidelines and programs through NAHB, USGBC and a variety of regional initiatives, he has more recently worked with the International Code Council in the development of both the National Green Building Standard (ICC 700) and the International Green Construction Code. He is the charter chairman of the Green Builder Coalition, a grassroots non-profit advocacy group whose goal is to promote integrity in the building industry, and beyond, in an effort to return balance and harmony to the relationship between the built environment and the natural one.
Author of the Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka’s “Not So Big” message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding—not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet and even our day-to-day lives. As a cultural visionary with an incredible ability to understand the underlying structure of the American lifestyle, Susanka is providing the language and tools that are redefining how we live. Sarah has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Better Homes & Gardens, “Oprah,” “Good Morning America,” CNN, HGTV and “This Old House.”
Author of Ecologique – The Style of Sustainable Design, designer Kelly LaPlante is a self-proclaimed dare-devil interior designer, entrepreneur, curator, writer, sustainable design expert and collector of extraordinary people. Kelly has been a guest on ‘Greenovate,’ HGTV’s ‘Design Wars,’ and ‘The Lazy Environmentalist.’
Get your questions ready, because we’re talking with the experts about organic architecture and healthier homes on this episode of MyFixitUpLife.
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