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Green Home Building Activity

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You have purchased a piece of forested land on which you plan to build a house. The forest is home to a diverse community of animals and plants that will be affected by your construction. Think of ways that you can create a comfortable home while minimizing the impact on the forest’s biodiversity. Consider home construction space and materials, energy use, landscaping options to reduce mowing, water use, fertilizer use, and pesticide use, waste removal, etc. Write out some ideas for your future home before developing a large diagram of your future home and yard. See the How Do Humans Affect their Environment When Building New Houses diagram for ideas.

Green Home Building Activity
How Do Humans Affect Their Environment When Building New Houses?

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When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
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Amsel, Sheri. "Green Home Building Activity" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2022. December 9, 2022
< > has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.