I define "green" as having an awareness and a conscience about elements in life that effect our health, environment (both inside and outside) and our fellow inhabitants...plants, animals and other humans. In terms of interior design there are many non-toxic products to choose from, paints with no VOC's (volatile organic compounds) carpets made out of wool with no off gas from adhesives, and fabrics made from organic cottons and natural dyes. I also believe that recycled and reclaimed materials fall into the green sector, along with sustainably harvested lumber for flooring etc. Another element that is important to my definition of green is a sensitivity and awareness of your local habitat. This piece of the puzzle relates to the impact we have on our surrounding natural world, but also what works best for design in your climate and locations history.
just some thoughts for thanksgiving...
THANK THE TURKEY FOR GROWING and all the other food