I have to say that of ALL the renovation that we have done in these first 5 years, we have made choices that are more "ecologically friendly". That has not been easy. It has generally meant stepping off the beaten path. It is infinitely rewarding however. We have made choices that are less toxic for the occupants of this little home, for the craftspeople, for the manufacturer and acquisition of resources, for disposal, and for the Earth herself.
I think the Earth smiles at our choices. I know that we do. Green Building Supply in Fairfield Iowa has been the major guide in our choices.