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A Match Made in Green Heaven: Green Realtor Meets Green Interior Designer

Izumi Tanaka reached out to me after hearing me on Nature's Premier green podcast. She's a green realtor in LA looking to help her clients buy and sell green homes. So it's only fitting that a year later, she decided to start her own podcast about green homes and real estate called "Home Green Homes" and invited me to be on it. Here's the show highlights and the recording for you to listen along.

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"Erica Reiner is the owner - principal of Eco Method Interiors, where her company helps families and businesses through a unique eco-friendly approach to interior design. Through her former career in environmental business and environmental education as well as a lifetime of creating and studying interior design, Erica combined her two passions to create this unique business in 2014.

Since then, Erica has helped clients with their health and happiness through design that goes deeper than aesthetics, across the residential, commercial and short-term rental market using the “Eco Method” way. Erica loves sharing her knowledge and has been featured in Better homes and Gardens, Forbes, Apartment Therapy, Reader's digest and more. Looking forward, Erica is working towards leading the home decor and design industry into a greener, cleaner place.

Eco Method is an approach where eco-friendly, non-toxic, sustainable pieces are incorporated to any design projects based on the style and budget by using pieces and products that are cleaner and greener for the particular projects.

Eco Method can be approached from different aspects. Take a dining table for example, a table would be "sustainable" if it is made out of wood materials that are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, manufactured and shipped from local sources; and would be "clean" if it uses water-based finish and non-

toxic adhesives. "

If you were to do the interiors yourself, start with looking for things that marketed as "better," "eco-friendly," "cleaner," etc., rather than trying to identify "bad" chemicals.

To access more of Erica's wisdom about eco-friendly interior design, find her on Instagram (@eco.method.interiors)!

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