Avoid buying teak and mahogany. Every year, 27 million acres of rain-forest (an area the size of Ohio) are destroyed. Rainforests are home to over half of the world's wild plant, animal, and insect species. Instead, look for Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, or buy used furniture, flooring, and products made from used wood.
This tip is brought to you by Cheryl Frank, Greece Baptist Church.