As far as identifying what things we can do to contribute to make the world a better place to live in, investing in green homes is perhaps something that will do the trick for us. There are a lot of us out there having new homes build or even remodeled to pass the green compliant standards set out today and chances are we are gearing towards making our homes pretty much consistent to it.
Also, we are not just doing the environment a favor when it comes to green homes. We are likewise doing ourselves a favor by saving on costs as far as our daily cost of living is concerned.
Green home building creates a future for the planet. It may be difficult to envision this, but the truth is that every little bit helps. It requires a massive thinking shift on the part of homebuilders, though and that is something that has taken a while. Nowadays, it is quite acceptable to look at solar power as an energy option and no one even blinks if you talk about putting triple glaze windows in your new home to save on electric bills. In fact, with new EnergyStar appliances, people are thinking green more than ever before.
(Source) Building Systems Network