34 minutes | Dec 22, 2020

038 // How to Help Everyone Live In A Healthy Home

This might be bad timing, with it being 3 days before Christmas, but I've been meaning to talk about this subject for a while, and finally had the chance. So here we go... Who's really affected by all the things we buy (and then throw away) in this country? Who's primarily dealing with asthma and other serious illnesses because of where they live? Who takes the brunt of the extreme weather events caused by climate change? It's generally not the people that are buying all the things, or jet-setting around the world, or building mansions. It's the country's low income and African American, Latino, and Native American populations. This is what's known as environmental injustice, aka environmental racism. This week's Healthy Home Design podcast digs into environmental justice and what we can do when building a new home or renovating to start fixing the environmental health disparity. What You'll Discover: What environmental injustice is What you can do in your day-to-day life to help end the consumerism cycle How to use less when building a new home How to choose healthy materials for your home   Have a safe and happy holiday season, and I'll see you in the New Year! Take care, Kate P.S. It's my New Year's resolution to do better at my own consumerism habits. What's yours?   Helpful Links: Cancer Alley Louisiana:  https://www.propublica.org/article/welcome-to-cancer-alley-where-toxic-air-is-about-to-get-worse Recycle Building Materials:HFH ReStore: https://www.habitat.org/restores EPA guide to recycling building materials: https://www.epa.gov/smm/best-practices-reducing-reusing-and-recycling-construction-and-demolition-materials
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