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Many of us remember a time when few people shopped online. Clearly, times have changed. Amazon is the 7th largest retailer in the world, with zero brick and mortar stores. Online shopping means fantastic things when it comes to convenience and cost, but the environment is an entirely different story.
Did you know that the average American emits more than 120 pounds of CO2 every day? In 2017, we humans emitted 40 billion metric tons of CO2, enough to fill 8 billion Olympic-sized swimming pools full of carbon dioxide!
In a TEDx Talk in 2018, Arnaud Brohé of CO2logic discussed these three topics:
Thinking of buying furniture? Want to know which companies are serious about sustainability?
Power to the people! That must be our mindset when it comes to being advocates for our Earth. Sustainable businesses have a critical role to play in advocating for greener practices, but so do we as consumers and citizens!
Sustainability is what we’re all about. We also love lifting up the individuals and organizations in the furnishings industry who are doing things the right way! In the worldwide sustainability movement, many of the most influential movers and shakers are women.
There haven’t been many “wood recycling” campaigns out there lately, but making it possible to reuse one of our most valuable resources is vitally important. Wood is a durable resource -- it lasts for a very long time. Literally tons of recyclable wood are disposed of improperly every year in the form of old furniture, stumps, limbs, clean timber, and dimensional lumber.
Forests are crucial, and we must prioritize them. They provide vital habitats for thousands of species, livelihood for people, and natural filtration for our air. Deforestation is the second leading cause of climate change, second only to the burning of fossil fuels. Cutting down our forests without considering or preparing for the repercussions only makes our earth less inhabitable.
Recycling metal in the United States dates all the way back – in 1776 revolutionaries recycled to provide material to fight the War of Independence.