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Environment / Sustainability

Healthy home, healthy planet March 26

March 25, 2011

Join the Environmental Learning Center for an introduction to sustainable home practices that are easy, affordable, and healthy for your family and the environment.

Love your home? Love the planet! Sustainable home practices minimize the impact of home projects and upkeep on the environment.

March 26
10 a.m.-noon
Industrial Sciences Building
Room 101

The National Green Building Program defines green building as "considering the overall impact of a home's design, construction, and operation on the environment." In this introduction to sustainable home practices, you'll learn:  

  • What exactly does VOC* mean and what level is a good level?
  • How do I know if a particular product is actually "green"?
  • What can I do in my home on my own?

The event will be held in Room 101 of the Industrial Sciences Building. Free for all. Receive a $10 gift card to ACE Hardware just for attending! Responsible child care available.  

Please RSVP

Please RSVP by phone, (970) 491-1661 or by e-mail.

*What are VOCs?

One way we can avoid generating pollutants in building, renovating, and maintaining our homes is to consider the levels of volatile organic compounds in the products and materials we may be using. Volatile organic compounds are present in paints, carpets, adhesives and other products and are a detriment to indoor air quality and human health.


Contact: Nicole Stafford
E-mail: ntimmons@cnr.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-1661