Why choose reclaimed furniture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Using reclaimed furniture to decorate your home is a great way to add a period feel to any room, and to add a touch of rustic beauty to a bland, modern design. Antique furniture is much more interesting than modern flat-pack stuff.

Healthy Furniture is the Future in a Green Home

Green Life Smart Life

Many people have started looking further into organic living and have started to purchase organic materials for their clothing as well as taking a step back and looking at the furniture including their beds which they spend almost half their lives lounging on. . Furniture is an investment.

Rustic Furniture Using Reclaimed Barn Wood

Green Furniture Home Design

Rustic furniture and decor is becoming trendy again, and recycling the wood used to make old barns is an eco-friendly way to use existing resources. A lot of this vintage barn wood comes from original stands of old growth forests, so to recycle it into barn wood flooring, timber frame homes, post and beam construction projects, open ceiling beams, and exposed wood beams, is to do a great service to the planet.

Polishing furniture for small change

Green (Living) Review

But if I am going to do it I would rather be using a homemade furniture polish that is made of natural ingredients and thus not harmful to me or the Planet. Furniture Polish ¼ cup olive oil 4 tablespoons vinegar 2 teaspoons lemon juice Mix ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle. Personally, I must say that in most instances, when it domes to “polishing” wooden furniture around my place I use cooking oil and a cloth simply.

Studio Ubico’s Furniture Collection Reincarnates Wood Into Trees

Green Prophet

Studio Ubico, an upcycling and environmentally conscious design studio working in Tel Aviv , joins the ranks of other sustainable designers who are trying to make good use out of materials that are already sourced (instead of going out and taking more materials from the planet).

The Dala Collection Makes Its Mark on Eco-Friendly Furniture

Green Furniture Home Design

German entrepreneur Bobby Dekeyser’s exclusive outdoor furniture company Dedon has teamed with young American designer and creator Stephen Burks to present the distinctive Dala line of lounge chairs, ottomans, and stools that double as side tables to the world in April during Milan Design Week, the ultimate showcase for home-furnishing design. Dala furniture, like all pieces designed and created by Dedon, are sustainably produced, 100 percent recyclable, and non-toxic.

Sustainable Furniture: Will We Pay for It?

Green Life Smart Life

billion furniture industry is catching up. From individual furniture makers to national retailers, green furnishing options are popping up in many stores and price ranges to appeal to eco-friendly consumers and conform to stricter environmental laws. The Sustainable Furnishings Council, a nonprofit that promotes green practices in the furniture industry, has grown to over 300 members since it was created three years ago. Take care of the furniture you have.

Sustainable Furniture: Will We Pay for It?

Green Life Smart Life

billion furniture industry is catching up. From individual furniture makers to national retailers, green furnishing options are popping up in many stores and price ranges to appeal to eco-friendly consumers and conform to stricter environmental laws. The Sustainable Furnishings Council, a nonprofit that promotes green practices in the furniture industry, has grown to over 300 members since it was created three years ago. Take care of the furniture you have.

Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

This method, alas, does not work with coniferous woods needed for paper pulp production, as they do not grow back when cut at the base unlike many of the deciduous trees on our Planet.

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TheGreenProductSite.com Doing Their Part to Protect the Planet

Green (Living) Review

In an effort to protect the planet for future generations while providing quality products, TheGreenProductSite.com , a comprehensive new website that features only products that are environmentally friendly, has been launched in Fall last year. Products for sale include ergonomic chairs, office desks, rugs, outdoor furniture, and much more.

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Going Green in The Dining Room

Green Furniture Home Design

When you start to make the move towards an eco-friendly house, you want to choose products that are built with our planet’s well-being in mind. This means you want to choose furniture and decorative items that are recycled, reclaimed, or made from sustainable materials that have been responsibly harvested. Roost is another company that makes amazing furniture from older wood, like this reclaimed wood dining room table , which is made from railroad ties from India.

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Heroines for the Planet: Green Drinks NYC Founder Margaret Lydecker

Eco Chic

Green Drinks NYC event at Environment Furniture Lindsay: What sparked your passion for sustainability? Before Margaret Lydecker founded Green Drinks NYC in 2002, there wasn’t a place for Manhattan’s like-minded, eco-conscious professionals to get their networking on.

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Our Lust for Novelty vs Our Need to keep a Planet

Celsias

Consumer electronics of all kinds tops the list; next come holidays, financial services, furniture and cars.

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Heroines for the Planet: Jill Danyelle, Eco Interior Designer

Eco Chic

I have had clients describe how the energy shifted in their space after they arranged the furniture as I suggested. Furniture that does double duty is helpful too. Jill Danyelle is, quite simply, too talented to fail.

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Heroines for the Planet: Jill Danyelle, Eco Interior Designer

Eco Chic

I have had clients describe how the energy shifted in their space after they arranged the furniture as I suggested. Furniture that does double duty is helpful too. Jill Danyelle is, quite simply, too talented to fail.

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Green Your Halloween with National Costume Swap Day

The Green Samaritan

Thankfully there is also the arrival of Green Halloween®, a nationwide non-profit initiative to keep all the fun in the holiday, but make it better for kids and the planet.

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How Pecan Trees (and others) Impact our Planet

Eco Friendly Daily

The trees, which belong to theHickory family, satisfy demands for flavorful nuts and furniture. Although they are not as sturdy as hickory trees, the wood from pecan trees is useful for anything from general construction to fine furniture. Most of us are familiar with the delightfully nutty, buttery taste of the pecan, whether it’s eaten on its own or mixed in as an accompaniment to a main dish or dessert.

Heroines for the Planet: Robin Wilson, Designer of Healthy Homes with Heart

Eco Chic

Since Robin has been a tireless healthy home advocate, and because she’s an all-around really good person, I couldn’t not interview her for Heroines for the Planet.

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Heroines for the Planet: Author Susan Freinkel Digs Up Plastic’s Secret History

Eco Chic

Susan : That fact reflects the degree to which synthetic chemicals pervade modern life – present in our clothes, furniture, food, packaging, toys, tools, soaps, cosmetics and so on. Have a look around you.

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Save the Planet - Starting With Your Little Corner of It

The Green Changemakers

Save the Planet - Starting With Your Little Corner of It [link] Goucher has embarked on a far-reaching campaign to promote environmental sustainability throughout our academic and co-curricular programs. Also buy used furniture and books. You can join us by integrating sustainable practices into your life. Here are some tips to help you get started: In the dorm Use compact fluorescent bulbs, which last longer and use less energy than regular bulbs.

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A Few Eco-Friendly Workspace Decorating Tips

Green Furniture Home Design

Therefore, if there is any chance you can decorate it the way you want and save the planet at the same time, go for it. The following is a list of basic eco-friendly work space decor tips: Choose furniture that provides room for light to enter your room.

6 Sustainable Bedroom Hacks for Better Sleep 

Green Prophet

Below are some tips to help you create the ideal sleep space while still being kind to the planet. Use only the Best Furniture . When shopping for wood furniture, you can also rely on a third-party vetting process.

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Nov 21st, R.I. Recycles Day

Green Life Smart Life

This will include lawn furniture, large plastic toys. Plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, or pet carriers. Tags: Good for the Planet Green Household Local Recycling Safety batteries Central Landfill household hazardous wastes recycle Rhode Island Rigid Plastics On November 21 st , from 8am till noon at the Central Landfill: Central Landfill, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston, RI 02919.

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Eco message loud and clear at Ideal Home Show 2011

Green (Living) Review

In the Prince's House the greatest interest for me was the use of reclaimed materials for furnishings and the use of old furniture that has been somewhat restored and recycled. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The eco message is heard and seen loud and clear at the 2011 Ideal Home Show.

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Simple Ways to Make Every Room in Your House Environmentally Friendly

Greentumble

If it’s time to replace your furniture, consider switching to bamboo furniture. It’s as strong as oak , but grows infinitely faster, so it’s a much more sustainable option when it comes to furniture. Going green is a popular buzzword in today’s.

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How Cool is Bamboo

Green Home Blog

Bamboo is one of the most durable, eco-friendly choices on the planet. It has been around for over two hundred million years and can be made into everything from paper and food to furniture and clothing. How Cool is Bamboo. Cool Bamboo. Our forests are suffering by the minute.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

Yet if we continue to lose our forests at the current rate, in 80 years from now there will be no forest left on our “green” planet [2]. Deforestation is happening everywhere on the planet for many different reasons that vary from region to region. Forests are one of the most important.

Ikea launches kitchen range made from recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

The world's biggest furniture retailer Ikea has launched a new range of kitchen fronts made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles and reclaimed wood, eliminating the need for virgin oil-based plastics in the range.

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IKEA Chain to Sell Solar Panel Kits Directly to Home Owners

Green Prophet

This Swedish-owned bix box company is finally making some common sense for the planet: the company’s UK chain of otherwise throwaway furniture, will begin selling flat pack solar panel kits to its UK customers. The planet can’t wait.

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Minimalist Living: Is Less More?

Green Home Blog

From food to furniture and everything in-between, we are a country of instant gratification, dizzying advertising and social class expectations. Stop Draining the Planet – Less consumption equals less use of natural resources. Minimalist Living: Is Less More?

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Recycle Scrap Metal and Go Green

Celsias

When we talk of recycling, we usually think of plastics, glass, paper, clothing, or furniture, because these are things we recycle most often. How does Scrap Metal Recycling Save the Planet. Recycle.

10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Greentumble

But since then, we have crossed the threshold of the sustainable resource management, and began using more resources than one planet Earth can possibly provide. planet Earths available to sustain our needs. We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

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PETCO Goes Green With New Line Of Eco-Friendly Pet Products

Eccorazzi

PETCO is getting a little greener with their new “Planet PETCO&# line of eco-friendly pet furniture, leashes, toys, and products. As an added bonus, PETCO is pledging 1% of all sales from the eco-line to 1% For The Planet , which donates money to various environmental causes.

Why upcycling must become an economic sector

Green (Living) Review

The problem is that post-consumer plastic, when remade, is not of a good enough quality for many new products, with the exception of the likes of garden furniture, and products such as benches, and others, that are made from so-called “plastic wood”.

10 Ways to Prevent Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

Greentumble

To imagine the severity of the global pollution even better, there is an animal in the remote Arctic whose body contains one of the highest level of pollutants of any organism on this planet. Since the Industrial Revolution, people have been polluting the Earth like never before.

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JW Marriott Hong Kong: healthy green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

When the hotel recently renovated all its guest rooms, it sent the used furniture, televisions, lighting fixtures and curtains to Kuala Lumpur for refurbishment, then re-sale in other countries. Okay, you may applaud this hotel’s earth-friendliness, but is the planet the only beneficiary?

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Purchasing “green” can be good, but buying less is better

Green (Living) Review

They often kept their “old” furniture, wore their clothes for as long as possible, often expertly mended, and they lived the make do and mend culture and saw nothing special in it at all. The whole growth model on which our global economy is built is at odds with our Planet's limitations.

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Opus Tower: Zaha Hadid’s latest luxury composition in Dubai

Green Prophet

She has made some overtures by greening the 2020 Olympic stadium for Tokyo , but in general, Hadid seems dangerously unconcerned with adding responsible structures to the planet.

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Urban Farms, Everything but the Moo

Green Home Blog

The concept of supermarkets, where one could go almost any time of day and purchase almost every kind of fruit or vegetable on the planet, regardless of its growing season, is a result of mass production and global marketing.

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14 Reasons Why Cargo Bikes Are Better Than Delivery Trucks

Icebike

Motorized vehicles are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution on the planet, and at a time where efforts to reduce humanity’s contributions to pollution are essential but often neglected, making the simple, cost-beneficial choice of switching to cargo bikes should be an easy one.

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Building and Remodeling with Sustainable Materials

Green Home Blog

Since then, those of us who follow environmental issues in the belief that going green is necessary if we are to preserve a viable planet, are becoming more aware of our relationship with the environment. Building and Remodeling with Sustainable Materials.

Bernard Khoury’s rooftop penthouse overlooks ‘cannibalized’ Beirut

Green Prophet

While Khoury typically is not concerned with interiors, in this case he designed much of the furniture as well, including a stunning long dining room tableakin to a farmhouse design, except significantly more modern.

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Cardboard Bike from Israel Makes Cycling Even Greener

Green Prophet

But the biggest advantage of this cardboard bike is how gentle it is to the planet. Sanserif Creatius Brings Recycled Cardboard Furniture to UAE. Nokka Customized Cardboard Furniture. :: Newsgeek.

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