Get Green with Style Blog



Definition and Product of the Week 04.17.2010

by Hilary Sopata

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll share with you the definition of EARTH DAY and the product of the week is EL: ENVIRONMENTAL LANGUAGE.

Definition: EARTH DAY (in our own words)

Earth Day is this coming Thursday, April 22nd.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!  This is a day to raise your awareness about the environment and the impact of our activities on our planet.  It is a good start for people to learn about going green and to implement something new in their lives.  You can check out The Earth Day Network website for events in your area.  The people working for this organization work year-round to promote a healthy, sustainable environment for people worldwide.  According to www.earthday.org, “More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.”  This coming week in celebration of Earth Day, we’ll share in our posts what Michelle and I are doing do promote environmental stewardship in our profession.

Product of the Week: EL: ENVIRONMENTAL LANGUAGE

This is the most sustainable residential furnishings option that we know!  el: Environmental Language takes the green design concept to the highest degree using organic wool batting, natural latex foam, natural lacquer finishes derived from tree sap, and reclaimed or sustainably harvested woods.  The furnishings collections range from living room to kitchen to dining room to bedroom with gorgeous award-winning designs unmatched by other companies.  Jill Salisbury, founder and chief designer of the company, presents furnishings while demonstrating that material choices are just as important as the design itself.  You can learn more about the sustainability of el: Environmental Language furniture by going to: http://www.el-furniture.com/about/LivingWithEl.html 

Sources:
Earth Day website www.earthday.org
el: Environmental Language website: www.el-furniture.com

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