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3 Simple Steps to a Sustainable Home

4/6/2011 3:24:59 PM

Tags: Target, EcoBoutique, Sabrina Soto, Earth Month, Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailTo celebrate Earth Month, Target has created an EcoBoutique where guests can buy sustainable products, download coupons, get green decorating tips and enter to win a $50,000 “Refresh your Nest” Eco Home Makeover by Target style expert and LEED-accredited designer Sabrina Soto. The makeover winner will be featured on

“As part of Target’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, our Earth Month activities are designed to remind our guests of the many ways we can all make small changes, which together make a big difference,” says Target’s marketing vice president Shawn Gensch.

I asked Sabrina Soto to give us a little preview. Here are her top three suggestions for transitioning to a sustainable home.

1, Create an organic patio. Plant organic onion and tomato seeds—they’re great for salads.

2. Get an energy-efficient TV. All TVs in Target stores are Energy Star-qualified…so they’ll save you money on your electric bill and use less energy.

3. Update your lighting. Save energy and some serious money by switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs.


To learn more about gardening on patios and balconies, check out Natural Home & Garden’s excellent article, Small Space? Grow a Balcony or Patio Garden!

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