I wanted to let you know that I just completed an intensive course in sustainability and received my certification as an Accredited Professional.
I’m excited about this, because it’s a unique program. The course was developed in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and approved by ranking staff of Rainforest Alliance, World Wildlife Fund and one of the co-founders of USGBC/LEED. The program was written by a LEED Accredited Professional and is designed to pick up where LEED leaves off, focusing specifically on furnishings themselves.
It included detailed information on the environmental issues affecting furnishing, finish, and upholstery choices and the increasing number of solutions available, most of which don’t cost any more than ordinary ones. It’s truly a matter of knowing the right places to look and the right questions to ask.
Had you asked me 2 years ago, I would have had no idea how important all of this is. I am amazed and humbled at the innovation that has taken place and that continues with respect to environmentally safe product choices. The choices we make for our homes will impact those we cherish the most …possibly for generations. I look forward to being able to bring what I’ve learned to you at Green Haven Living LLC!