Daila Boufford 
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
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Living Green: Energy  Efficient and Sustainable Practices Within the Home
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Living green has gone mainstream. Whether to save money or save the planet, more people have adopted an eco-friendly mindset.

But now that our collective consciousness has been raised, how do we implement green living in our daily lives? 

 How can we design our homes to be eco-friendly and economical?  What are the hot new products we should consider? Once we move in, how can we clean and maintain our homes in an earth-friendly way?

Fortunately, corporate America has responded to the increasing demand for green products.  From the grocery store to the lumberyard, consumers have more options than ever before….and more confusion too, about labeling, sources for credible reviews, where to find the new products, and resources for educators.  

Find the answers at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs) and discover how you can reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and protect your health by living green.  


Living Green: Energy Efficient and Sustainable Practices Within the Home 

Presented by Susan Tietje

Archived Recording - 90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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In just 90 minutes, you will discover: 

  • A new state of awareness about your surroundings
  • Environmentally friendly materials used to build and decorate homes
  • A variety of fixtures, finishes, and equipment that are considered eco-friendly
  • The facts about cleaning materials, hazardous chemicals, disposal of hazardous products
  • Environmentally friendly paints, caulking, and flooring
  • The most energy efficient appliances, tankless hot water heaters, high performance windows, and more
  • How consumers are cashing in on the rebates trend
  • Trusted sources for consumers and educators to find information

With more than 80,000 chemicals in the environment—many linked to asthma, allergies, and other health issues— it is important to maintain low toxicity levels in your living space.  This webinar will discuss how you can cost-effectively reduce your exposure to these chemicals and improve your indoor air quality.

Buyer beware!
What makes a product “green?” Now that more and more companies are racing to release products, components, or even services that are considered friendly to the environment, consumers need a clear understanding of what the various terms and labels mean and how they are regulated. Your presenter will walk you through the various buzzwords and legitimate distinctions so that you and your students can be smart consumers.

Whatever you need to buy next….water bottles, light bulbs, appliances, counter top … will be well prepared after this webinar! 

You will also learn how to live green without buying a thing!  Discover novel ideas for repurposing furniture and other items in your house to further your environmental goals.

Ideas for educators
Educators will find additional take-aways such as ideas for interior design projects, eco-friendly clubs, and how to be connected to the best sustainability information available today.  Save hours of internet searching--these resources have already been discovered, evaluated, and used successfully by FCS professionals.

About the Presenter:

Susan Tietje teaches family and consumer sciences at Northport High School in New York and is an adjunct lecturer at Queens College, City University of New York in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. She is a frequent presenter on eco-friendly practices and sustainability.


Who should register?  Secondary and higher education educators, interior designers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the latest eco-friendly methods and hot new products for the home.

How does an archive work?  Once you register for the archived event, you will receive an email within 2 business days that contains information and log in instructions for viewing the archived event.  You may choose the day and time that you view the event, but please be aware that registration gives you access to 1 viewing only, so be sure to choose a time when you can view the entire 90 minute program.

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members)  

If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!