Posts Tagged ‘Green Movement’
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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Deforestation is climbing at an alarming rate.
Here’s a reminder: By the year 2030, only 10 per cent of what the Amazon Rain Forest is today will remain in tact.
Shocked? Yet, within this frightening forecast shines glimmers of hope. The “Green Movement” stands tall with forward-thinking tradesmen, architects, engineers, politicians and new green entrepreneurs, all playing a vital role in the green movement; trailblazing a healthier and sustainable lifestyle for a dying “blue society,” so to speak.
The once kooky green building ideology now has a mass production business model.
The growing popularity and production of recycled plastic lumber has already and will continue to play an important role in the future of sustainable building.
Recycled plastic lumber is equivalent to; or, better than real lumber; serving planet earth with many environmental benefits:
Made From 100% Recycled Plastic and 100% Recyclable: With the world losing 7.3 million hectares of forest per year; adopting recycled plastic lumber instantly reduces the amount waste exhausted in any given construction site. Made from 100% industrial plastic waste and 100% recyclable, all breaks or mis-cuts can be recycled and used again; lasting a lifetime.
Aesthetically Pleasing and Heat Resistant: Equally pleasant to the human eye and just as sensual as real wood, recycled plastic lumber is heat-resistant; preventing dry wood and unattractive shrinkage. Its strong planks serve a cool surface allowing you to freely roam your deck on any given hot day. Your soles of your feet and exposed skin are safe when you lay there and soak in the warm sun.
Versatile: Infestation, warp, and splinter free recycled plastic lumber has proven to be applicable in many different building projects. Hailed in the green building community as the essential alternative to wood; its versatile properties can be used to build exterior moldings, window frames, door frames, decking to fences, vertical gardens and more.
Health Risk Free: Away and beyond the hazardous lather real wood needs to fight off insects and weather, recycled plastic lumber is chemical free: no additives or preservatives. It serves high performance without being high maintenance.
Summary: With the climbing rates of deforestation and illegal loggers continuing to pillage planet earth, recycled plastic lumber attempts to even the score.
Recycled plastic lumber is..
- Made From 100% Recycled Plastic and Recyclable
- Aesthetically Pleasing and Heat Resistant
- Versatile and equivalent if not better than real lumber
- Promotes a healthy and green environment
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Today, it is safe to say vertical gardens are the new “Black” to any modern day green garden ensemble. The genesis of the “Green Wall” garden dates back to 1988 when French botanist, Patrick Blanc fathered and debuted his concept for the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris, France.
Now, thanks to the green movement vertical garden designs are exploring new innovative coordinates for people to discover and use for individual self-sufficiency and artistic expression. But before you “Plant for success,” you need to consider the following 5 key vertical gardening factors–here we go!
Plants are autotrophs, meaning that they make their own food. Specifically, they use sunlight, break it down through photosynthesis, inhale CO2 and release fresh oxygen for animals, you and I to breathe.
Ultimately, your vertical garden needs at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. The best way to ensure this is to face your vertical garden south.
To start the germination process, your seed needs water. The term “Germination” is defined as the process where the new plant in the seed emerges from its shell. Water activates enzymes in seeds and encourages swelling and softening, which give it enough punch to push through and grow. A great reminder is to keep your vertical garden near a hose or local water faucet.
If you want to avoid wasting new resources, reuse/recycle old two litre bottles, milk jugs or cans for plant containers.
You can also research vertical gardening companies such as Urbio. This is one of many companies who offer highly affordable vertical gardening pucks and inserts made out of recycled plastic for vertical gardens.
If you are a beginner, start by planting something easy such as mint, chili or lettuce. If you’re looking for a challenge try purchasing broccoli, tomato or brussel sprout seeds.
You also want to consider the root depth. Carrots and beats require at least a foot and a half of soil to plant their roots while vegetables such as lettuce require a lower root depth.
With all the excitement vertical gardening gives us it’s important to show discipline with garden maintenance. Make sure your vertical garden is bug free by planting natural plant flower pesticides, which will give you an enhanced visual beatification.
Vertical gardens are an excellent way to maximize your space at home while making a social statement. Self-sufficiency is an art most Westerners have forgotten. To know how to garden is to know how to take care of you and your family–whether it’s vertical or horizontal. Good luck!
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Warning: Every 20 minutes that passes you by, planet earth loses one animal or plant species.
Every 20 minutes that passes you by, planet earth loses one animal or plant species!
If you don’t believe me, Google it!
And in a world infested with mountainous piles of un-recycled plastic, paper, glass coupled with waves of unpredictable tsunamis and prosaic reality television shows (all dangerous in some form or another), shines a creative phenomenon known as the “Green movement.”
Have you seen the creativity?
If you haven’t, Renew Resources has saved you valuable time and has assembled April’s Top 3 Creative Eco-friendly Junk-Art Projects!
Reuse and Renew Luggage!
Ever thought of reusing old luggage and transforming it into luxury couches, shelves or coffee tables?
Well, you have now!
Take a quick peek at Katie Thompson, a creative eco-friendly interior designer and founder of Recreate.
Here’s a shining example of how one creative individual can reuse everyday materials, churn them into furniture masterpieces and help save the environment.
Easy as recycle, reduce and reuse!
Reuse Junk Mail Into Tables!
Every year the world wastes 100 million trees and 28 million gallons of water on junk mail.
Of course, the most popular way to help this situation is to simply contact your local distributer and remove your mailing address from solicitation.
However, if you live with someone who “loves coupons” try flexing your creative muscle.
Here’s an interesting example of how a group of teenagers transformed their junk mail into an eco-friendly furniture business called, ReVision.
If they can do it, so can you!
Reinvent “Waste” into Art
Last but not least, Renew Resources has come across a ton of eco-friendly art blogs that utilizes everyday objects into eco-friendly art galleries.
Take notice of Swiss artist Jinks Kunst who collected cigarette butts off the streets for three years and created a portrait of his favourite artist, Serge Gainsbourg.
By adding “reinvent,” to the age-old mantra: recycle, reduce and reuse you’ll have the opportunity to become more self-sufficient and environmentally conscious.
The eco-friendly creative ideas above is a source of inspiration that may help you add more spice to your green life, living space and if you’re good enough–your wallet.
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It is safe to say that both skateboards and skate parks have come a long way since the baby stages of 1976 skateboard culture. Today the skateboard industry is a multi-billion dollar business. And with the Green movement seeping into every dark corner of society, one may wonder which skate companies bleed “Green.” To answer your call, Renew Resources has compiled a quick list of Eco-Friendly Skate park companies who have turned into green monsters! Here we go.
One of the world’s leading skate park producers, Site has produced the world’s second largest skate park called the Black Pearl. With famous LEED accredited solutions they insure gray water drainage systems, recycled and reused materials, along with the waste management initiatives to help grind out all unnecessary “construction waste” collected in landfills, their green talent and potential is beyond eco-friendly skate parks.
The East Coast Round Wall Foundation
Take a timely lesson out of the 2001 DIY project gone corporate, and show appreciation for the East Coast Round Wall Foundation. Here we have a Green Skate Park Company rising out from the ashes of a humdrum North Virginia classroom and onto eco-friendly green construction sites. They recycle old rubber from old tires and inject eco-friendly applications in all of their skate parks such as this gem, the 2009 Ed Benedict Skate Park in Portland, OR skate park.
Spectrum Skate Creations
This Vancouver based company has been building eco-friendly sustainable skate parks since 1998. The beauty about Spectrum Skate Creations is that its owned and made by skaters, so I’m sure all the wind flowing through your lovely locks were already predetermined to a skateboard park science! Of course, they also love to trumpet their Tony Hawk testimonial. Here’s one of their skate parks in Squamish Skate park, BC.
And voila! If you are a skater and you would like to learn how to be an eco-friendly skate park builder check out the following above. You can even try building your own eco-friendly skate ramp to start off. You never know where an idea in your backyard can take you!
Did you know planet Earth formed its beautiful curvaceous body 4.3 – 4.4 million years ago?
At least, this is what NASA scientists are telling me– whether you choose to believe it is up to you.
Nonetheless, on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day was born!
Yes, Earth Day. A day designated to trumpet the age-old mantra, “Recycle; Reduce; Reuse; and Compost.”
All good, right?
Yes. And No.
Yes. Because recycle, reduce, reuse and compost are the fundamentals of every environmentalist.
No. Because yesteryears’ so-called, “Earth Day Celebrations” have already oozed into your everyday lifestyle (thanks society!) and you want Earth Day to be “special.”
So what does an everyday environmentalist do on Earth Day?
Well, Renew Resources has assembled a quick list titled, Refreshing Ways to Celebrate You Earth Day!
Build a Flower Box
Think long-term and consider a present Mother Nature will appreciate for over 50 years.
Get creative and try building an eco-friendly flower box for both Mother Nature and your home.
Flowers do more for the environment than offer pretty silhouettes.
They swallow air pollution and exhale clean oxygen for you, I, and all the other beautiful creatures on this beautiful planet to breathe.
And when flowers finally do succumb to old-age (courtesy of father time), the flower “left overs” reincarnate life back into the Earth’s soil as mulch or fertilizer.
Build a Recycling Box for Your Neighbourhood
Let’s step up your environmentalism up a notch and dedicate a few beads of sweat to build recycling bins for your local neighbourhood.
You can either reuse scrap wood that you have saved over the years or better yet; utilize eco-friendly wood from your local hardware store.
If you can’t find eco-friendly lumber, try our 100% recycled plastic lumber here made out of plastic waste and start building!
Take an Eco-Friendly Bike Tour
Hey, it’s Earth Day. You belong outside! Instead of surfing the World Wide Web and tweeting, “The World’s Greenest Houses”, make a day out of it! Find eco-friendly houses in your local area, gain first-hand experience, create pleasant Earth Day memories and meet new people!
And if you want to be ambitious, bring an organic lunch and have a picnic somewhere comfortable in-between destinations.
You can even knock on the door and try to meet the lovely owners. Just be sure to avoid ruining someone else’s Earth Day. Casual questions and Green talk only! Not, “Can we come in and eat your expensive all organic dinner?”
Plant a Tree
Ok. This one isn’t so ‘refreshing’; however, Earth Day is a perfect day to plant a ritual tree. After building your flower box and recycling bin and trekking from one eco-friendly home to another– end your day by planting a tree.
To save you some time, Renew Resources has researched and listed five species of trees that grow well with property constraints: Red Maple; Conifers; Flowering Dog Wood; River Birch; Redbud.
And Voila! With the green movement blossoming into a new religion, yesteryears’ “Earth Day Celebration” is today’s everyday norm. When in doubt, recycle, reduce, reuse, reinvent and compost.
Happy Earth Day!