Wood Heating

If done correctly, a very efficient form of heating. See this guide to efficient wood burning. See also woodheat.org.

Unbleached, Naturally Processed Sheets

Sheets like ones featured here are the healthiest sheets available. Natural dyes are used for coloring, and the sheets finished without chemical softeners or chlorine. They are made from 100% organic cotton. Since you come in contact with sheets every night, minimizing chemical residues in your sheets is quite beneficial. Available from: Real Goods ($25-$65)

Not Very Meta-Efficient: Plastics

Plastics are not very meta-efficient. They are toxic to all forms of life, they don’t biodegrade. Practically all the plastic that’s even been made still exists – either in landfills or in places like the ocean. There are other materials that can often substitute for plastic such as ceramics or rubber. Bioplastic is also become a viable option. In terms …

Ikea “Billy” Corner Bookcase

A good place to find corner bookcases is Amazon. Ikea uses renewable materials to make their Billy Corner Bookcases: Renewable raw material (chips). Renewable raw material (wood fibers). The product is tested for formaldehyde according to European standard. Possible to separate for material or energy recovery. Available from Ikea: Ikea “Billy” Corner Bookcase ($80).