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Remodelista’s editors answered your questions about having a stylish, eco-conscious home

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Remodelista editors Margot Guralnick and Fan Winston answered your questions on Thursday about how to make climate-conscious choices at home. Guralnick practices New England thriftiness by buying vintage and creating botanical art from fallen leaves. Winston, a founding editor of Organized Home, a companion website to Remodelista, says her respect for nature and distaste for wastefulness was instilled in her by her Chinese immigrant parents.

The pair’s new book for Artisan, “Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home” is a handbook for living beautifully while minimizing your impact on the environment. Here are some of the questions they answered:

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Helen Carefoot, writer and editorial aide for the Lifestyle section, produced this Q&A.