When designing a green home, use as many natural materials as you can. Consider using natural stone countertops, sustainable woods such as bamboo and eucalyptus as cabinetry and look for water-saving shower heads and toilets. Another trick is to shop locally. If you buy a product that was made in China, a lot more energy was spent getting it to your house than if you were to buy something that was made locally. Little adjustments such as the aforementioned really make a big difference in the long run so do your part!
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