22 Apr Earth Day 2016
As you may be aware, today is Earth Day. If you aren’t, Earth Day celebrates conservation and peace on the planet we all share. Greencorner shares these values and strives to do more than its part to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
When each of our team members are at home, we make the small but effective effort to recycle all that we can, just as we do in our office. When you do this you realize that you actually produce very little un-recyclable trash. Ultimately, we feel that we can all do more to reduce the amount of material that enters landfills.
As such, we are teaming up with groups that share these values. Manufacturing umbrella canopies leaves us with some acrylic scraps too small to be used in other canopies. We send the largest pieces to groups and individuals that can use these remainders in other projects, and we send the rest to be shredded and reclaimed into entirely new acrylic products.
Moreover, we are beginning a program to aid US forests. For each wooden Greencorner umbrella or furniture piece purchased, we will ensure a tree planted in the areas that need them the most.
If you would like to get involved and plant a tree, The National Forest Foundation is matching donations this month, April 2016. They will plant a tree for every tree you plant. Click here to learn more.
We work hard to keep as much waste as possible out of the dump and CO2 out of the air, but we always know there is always room for improvement and we will continue to move forward to make Greencorner even greener.