Host Kathy Sipple speaks with Valerie Steil, ASID, President at Marc T. Nielsen Interiors in Valparaiso about making environmentally friendly choices at home. Steil is also host of her own radio program "Steil & Substance", part of the "Community Voices" magazine show on WVLP 98.3 FM in Valparaiso. There are many ways to be conscious of the environment when furnishing and decorating our homes and/or workplaces. One of the first, and perhaps most overlooked, is to design it well, and purchase quality pieces, so it doesn't have to be redone any time soon. Then, make the best use of things you already have. After that, there are many factors that affect specific choices for new purchases.