Once you've built your green home, you can decorate it in an earth-friendly way as well.
Gaiam, a Colorado-based company that sells eco-friendly, organic products and healthy living solutions, offers home décor items made with recycled multicolor magazine paper.
Handmade by the fair trade artisans of Au Lac Designs in Hanoi, Vietnam, these products include a recycled paper photo frame ($12) and recycled paper jewelry boxes ($32-$40). Recycled paper glass vases ($24-$32) and necklaces ($24-$32) are also available.
As one of the most successful fair trade businesses in Vietnam, Au Lac helps artisans from all over the country use their skills and traditions to create exquisitely made silk bedding and clothing, lacquer work and sculpture.
For more information, check out Gaiam’s site: shopgaiam.com or call 800-254-8464.