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14 Ways to Green Your Home: Landscaping

GBCI: 0920013111

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

A sustainable residential landscape can be every bit as lush and beautiful as a traditional landscape, while still conserving soil, water, and energy and reducing or eliminating the use of toxic chemicals. It can also grow in harmony with the local ecosystem, attracting native wildlife.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4

Published on: May 23, 2017

Average: 4 (33 votes)


The basic principles of green landscaping are fairly simple, but require careful design and planning to apply these principles in ways that make your yard and/or gardens eco-friendly. Join us as we explore 14 different alternatives for sustainable landscaping.

**These articles are part of our book The ROOTs of a Greener Home. The home owner version (not eligible for any CE credit) can be purchased from Amazon as a gift or for viewing on your favorite device. For more information please visit www.GBRIonline.org/ROOTS.


  1. Explore ways to conserve soil, water and energy use when landscaping.
  2. Look at ways to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in your yard and/or garden.
  3. Understand what makes landscaping alternatives sustainable.
  4. Look at the pros and cons of landscaping alternatives.
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States

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