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Eco-friendly Stageboard…Coming to a theatre Near You!
Mainstream pop music, movies, television, theatre; all of it can easily be judged from an armchair.
The entertainment industry — in the eyes of the environmentalist — exists for two reasons: 1) to entertain us while wasting materials 2) to try to “entertain” us even more by wasting even more materials. But, that’s just an opinion from an armchair.
Nonetheless, recent innovations in eco-friendly building have helped ease this age-old problem. More engineeers, tradesmen, artchitects and hobbyists are choosing to use “recycled materials” over natural wood.
Renew Resources has listed the top three reasons why businesses — including the entertainment industry — are investing in eco-friendly stageboard.
Eco-friendly stageboard is certified by the Canadian Government and U.S. Pentagon. Stageboard has also received the most-coveted “Eco-Mark” in the world by the Japanese Government EPA.
When businesses use government certified eco-friendly stageboard, businesses benefit from a new unique sales point (USP); carrying more market water and marketing themselves as an organization who uses the highest grade of eco-friendly material in the market today.
Unlike real wood, eco-friendly stageboard doesn’t crack, splinter or break. It doesn’t require high-maintenance chemicals that damage the environment; renowned for lasting longer than regular wood. Ultimately, the more durable your building materials are the less materials you use.
BETTER THAN WOOD
Unlike real wood, stageboard is immune to weather damage. It doesn’t decay or warp or splinter. Stageboard is built from recycled materials as well; preventing abrasion while also serving you excellent acoustics and sound deadening. Builders have also found stageboard takes nails or screws equivalent to or better than real wood with zero pre-drilling required.
With the green movement seeping more and more into the mainstream year after year, businesses are becoming more inclined to use eco-friendly building materials for its market appeal, sustainability and eco-mark.
In stageboard, users receive a government certified eco-mark and offer a unique sales point; staying above the competition while maximizing material minimization.
Companies like Renew Resources offer eco-friendly building materials all year around to help you save as many trees and money as possible.
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Eco-Friendly Floating Villages
Called The Pearl of West Indies, Haiti was during a long time the most visited country of the Greater Antilles representing the occidental third of Hispaniola Island. Devastated in 2010 by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, the country has now to be rebuilt from new innovative architectural and town-planning concepts.
The Coral Reef project plans a matrix to build a three dimensional and energy self-sufficient village from one and only standardised and prefabricated module in order to rehouse the refugees from such humanitarian catastrophes. This basic module is simply made of two passive houses (with metallic structure and tropical wood facades) interlocked in duplex around a transversal horizontal circulation linking every unit.
Originally posted on Vincent Callebaut
Sustainable ‘Farm Tower’ in London Offers a Solution to Food Crisis
The “London Farm Tower” is an amazing concept by Brandon Martella and is situated on the southern bank of the river Thames, facing Potter’s Field. This sustainable building is a solution to the present day crisis where population is growing by millions, urbanization is eating up all the agricultural land and therefore the increasing demand for food cannot be met.
The Farm Tower is a compact skyscraper that contains all the main ingredients for a self-sufficient city, including agricultural space, albeit in a vertical format. This sustainable building is actually developed much like a tree that depends upon the sun and water for growth and survival.
Originally posted on Design Buzz
Canadian Government Fires Environment Ministry Scientists and Meteorologists, Hires Oil Lobbyists
I just love the juxtaposition of these two stories in today’s newspapers; in The Star, we learn that the Environment Ministry is cutting 700 Meteorologists, scientists, chemists and engineers, or about 11% of the workforce. “I think it speaks volumes about this government’s priority as it relates to the environment,” says Bill Pynn of the Union of Environment Workers. According to the Star:
The job losses will badly hurt the ability of the science-based department to do its job on issues such as climate change, monitoring water and air quality and wildlife species. “. [says another union leader:] I just don’t think the department can continue to do its science with that magnitude of cuts.”
Originally posted on Treehugger
Solar Powered Tour Buses With Bikes
This should be a green solution for promoting places and guiding people towards a more eco-friendly way of appreciating places they may end up visiting. Buses are the best way to aid tourists and travellers and since we are all lined up for a greener tomorrow, this Solar Powered Bus concept should be interesting.
That is not all. The bus also comes with bikes inside so that in case it makes a stop, tourists can use them to get go around the tour spot rather than walk. And after the bike ride is over, the bikes are simply returned and hooked up until a next stop (if any) for tours is reached.
Originally posted on Keetsa
Global Warming Or Global Population Control
While its commendable and, I believe, the job of every person living on planet earth to take care of the common ground we all share; sadly, it appears that environmental conservation has become more of a radical religion than anything else. In reading posts on blogs and news organization sites, its obvious that folks are worried about literally every last ounce of carbon emissions that enter into the atmosphere.
But here is something most of you probably didn’t know: GASP! CO2 is actually GOOD for our environment. According to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, “carbon dioxide is essential to photosynthesis in plants and other photoautotrophs, and is also a prominent greenhouse gas.
Originally posted on Renewable-Energy News
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Zoo’s in particular have to be environmentally friendly, not only to their guest (the animal residents) but also by the public, in their choice of materials used to house and shelter the animals.
In an environmentally – conscious society, all hazardous or non-recyclable materials must give way to eco-products. Polyboard is exactly what you need – it is different as well as unique. Polyboard is a true eco-product, that is why The Canadian Government and U.S. Pentagon have selected products made of Polyboard, which are now widely used by all Government departments. Polyboard has also been awarded the most coveted “Eco-Mark’ by the Japanese Government’s EPA.
Polyboard is a hygienic recycled product that eliminates polluting plastic waste to save our trees and rainforest, it is full recyclable, reusable and virtually everlasting while creating no gas emissions in production, delivering a total zero-waste solution and environmental protection to your community.
Polyboard offers the best of all worlds – it is not wood plastic composite (WPC) that is perishable as are moisture absorbing wood products, nor is it made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is closely linked to dioxin, but it does outlast them all!
Polyboard is waterproof, decay proof, weatherproof, and sound deadening, abrasion-resistant, chemical resistant, UV-resistant, freeze-thaw resistant, and termite-repellent. Polyboard is virtually everlasting, almost indestructible, (even the Camel will not eat it) yet it is flexible enough for a Lemur to enjoy it as a perch, it is also power-washable and maintenance free.
Polyboard is tougher than wood, in fact tough enough even for a Rhino (see attachment below) withstanding heavy impacts even in our Canadian winter sub-zero temperatures. It is as easy to use as wood, having excellent nail or screw holding ability but no lumber defects whatsoever It never rots, cracks, splits, or delaminates, nor will it rust oxidize or corrode like metal under adverse weather condition. Its solid body completely cuts off moisture that will erode wood and WPC, in marine applications it will-remain intact even completely submerged in seawater.
Polyboard is available in two standard, (Grey and Natural) colors, in standard sheet sizes of 4′x 8‘ in a range of thickness from 1/4″ (6 mm) to 1-1/8″ (28 mm) to suit any specific need. That is why Polyboard has established itself as animal husbandry industry standard for a virtually indestructible eco friendly flooring and sub flooring material.
As you are aware, the disposal of plywood and wood based boards is environmentally hazardous. If burned the toxic glued plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and oriented strand board (OSB) will pollute the air further if land filled, they will poison groundwater. In fact we are all (including the animals we seek to protect) being threatened by potential future global warming disasters – storms, floods, droughts and the rising temperatures that cause polar meltdown, forest fires and heat waves. It is therefore our civic duty to save trees and rain forest to reduce greenhouse gases. Anyone promoting the use of Polyboard will help to save our earth for future generations.Tags: future generations, solid body, animal residents, zero-waste solution, canadian government, industry standard, eat it <BR/>