Angie Hicks, Angie’s List founder: There are a lot of eco-friendly opportunities for consumers around their house. For example, if your hardwood floor is in need of attention, you can potentially repair it instead of taking it out. Also, when you are painting, use non-toxic, low V-O-C paint. Even housecleaners are looking at eco-friendly opportunities uses eco-friendly products when cleaning. With green practices being a new trend, consumers are a little skeptical that they truly are providing green services. In a recent poll more than two-thirds of respondents say they were skeptical. If you’re looking for a company that has eco-friendly practices do your research. Don’t take it for face value. Ask a lot of questions so that you are sure that what they say they are offering you is actually what you are getting.”
Angie’s List Tips:
- Express yourself: Let your potential hires know that eco-friendly practices are important to you.
- Do your homework: Confirm green training, licensing, credentials, and work practices.