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Switching to a low-flow showerhead is just one of the options homeowners have to make their home more eco-friendly. Photo courtesy of AMagill.

Green My House

Want to make your home more eco-friendly but don't know where to begin? Some homeowners are turning to environmental consultants for guidance on the issue, according to this article in the New York Times. For a fee, the consultants look over the person's home and lifestyle and offer a list of recommendations from installing low-flow shower heads to paying extra for wind power from the local utility to composting food scraps. Some liked the experience. "This is specific to us," said homeowner George Bryson. "It's a great check-up, and it gives you a baseline for improving things going forward." There are no industry standards for most eco-consultants so homeowners are advised to exercise caution and do research before hiring.

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