OR JUST ANOTHER CONCEPT?
Nowadays the “going green” movement seems a bit more controversial than practical. Some complain that it’s confusing, too vague and a wholly generic concept to be simply avoided, while others say it’s our generation’s duty and a race to save our dying planet. But regardless of where you fall on this issue, there’s one thing that we hope both sides will agree on: that the way we treat our planet today will determine the way of life for Earth’s inhabitants tomorrow.
AA ELEGANT FURNITURE EXPERIMENTED WITH GREEN MATERIAL RE-PROCESSING
With that in mind we tested the idea of generating new furniture and designs from recycled material and have found it to be generally workable. The entire process isn’t necessarily as cheap as the more popular and conventional methods in business practice today but with its unique line of environmental benefits it does show promise for its cost. Take a look at this example:
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FROM THESE PALLETS COME
A customer came into our store just a week ago and asked us for green and environmentally-friendly paint with which to spray paint a full oak dining room set he had bought earlier. He stated he was eager to start “going green,” a novel idea he had heard about from one of his younger children. The dear gentleman proceeded to say he’d already painted his outdoor furniture green, his pool enclosure green, and, to get with the program, he was also preparing his dining room, his Pub table and chairs to paint them… green!
Although his idea of contributing was a little silly, it did point to a surprising trend in today’s marketplace. Namely, there is a growing population of individuals who are just not sure exactly what it means to “Go Green.” Our poor client is not alone.
If you can admit that you’re late to the movement as well, stand up and be counted! Get educated today and make those pertinent changes necessary to make a difference in our planet, remembering that the life we choose today will ultimately determine the life we can all live tomorrow.
THE SIMPLE CHANGES THAT SAVED US MEGA BUCKS!
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WE REPLACED THESE
Honestly, you can’t judge anyone too harshly if they haven’t “gotten with it” yet. After all, Wikipedia hasn’t created a go-to page for “going green” just yet. There are still some concerns with the budding movement and to really embrace the true vision behind it you must understand them as well. For example, in a social networking group we found that the members frequently thought “going green” was realistic only for a number of people at higher income levels, reservations mirroring those faced by organic foods and healthy living lifestyles. This presents a challenge. It means that people wanting to join the movement are reluctant and are frequently asking how much money they can spend to live up to the current principle and practices of “going green.”
SAVE THE LANDFILL BY REDISCOVERING YOUR FURNITURE
But before you start thinking that “going green” is as complex and costly as reusing old wood from your grandmother’s old, demolished house to build a new one and furniture, remember that the idea is not about expensive methods and things far-reaching.
An individual can make a plethora of cheaper, minor adjustments in his choices to start his journey towards “going green.” Here are 4 baby steps you can adopt right now to get started. In the end you can rest assured that you’ll have a foot into the door to the “going green” movement.
1. Try buying items that are produced locally and whenever you can support local shops and businesses
2. Consider keeping older furniture a little while longer instead of transporting them straight to the local landfill.
3. Try checking for recycled, non-toxic and organic labels on products when you shop.
4. And whatever you do, make sure to stay consistent and practice what you preach.
WHY THAT OLD COUCH
MAY BE WORTH KEEPING
THIS ANTIQUE BEAUTY WAS EXTRACTED AS 15 SEPARATE PIECES FROM AN ABANDONED ROADSIDE PILE OF RUBBLE
BEFORE IT WAS REASSEMBLED AND TRANSFORMED
INTO THIS DÉCOR BEAUTY
The point? Whether “going green” is an ideology, concept, or a way of life, we all know that preserving the habitat of man today also means preserving our existence tomorrow. We can all begin doing our part and making small steps to make our world a better, safer place for ourselves and all our children!
Below are a few “green” signs that are currently in use around the world and even in your local shop. Recognize any of them? Comment and leave your personal stories surrounding your favorite symbols!