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4 Ways to Green Your Home: Handling Waste

GBCI: 0920014067

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

The countless articles published every day on climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer, water shortages, air and water pollution, and carbon emissions remind us that our environment is suffering. Though it may be tempting to point fingers, we each must accept responsibility for the current problems. So what do we do? How can we ever hope to mitigate, and perhaps even reverse, the crisis?
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Rating system: v4

Published on: August 10, 2017

Average: 3.8 (33 votes)


The solution lies in you and me. Since everyday decisions are to blame, doesn’t it make sense to change the thinking behind those decisions? But this can only happen through one person at a time. That’s where this article comes in. Filled with practical information and suggestions for greening your lifestyle and home, including basic how-to’s, the Roots of a Greener Home will help you take manageable steps towards sustainability. And the small steps you take can accumulate into big changes for the entire world.

**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. Analyze the effects waste has on the environment and your home.
  2. Understand the cost and maintenance requirements associated with implementing the waste management successfully over the long-term life of your home.
  3. Identify the potential dangers of disposing of electronics, lamps and batteries in an improper fashion for your health and safety as well as for the environment.
  4. Identify action items to properly and safely dispose of batters and electronics.
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States

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