Getting Green!

2395347329_6e508a120d_mEverywhere you turn there is a reference to something green! This reality reflects a growing desire to live a healthy and productive life and to minimize environmental damage for our and our children’s benefit. The demand to “go green” is starting us on the path toward resolving many pressing concerns such as global warming, depletion of natural resources, pollution, and the disruption of natural habitats.

U.S. households account for about 1/5th of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The average U.S. household generates more than 80 tons of carbon dioxide every year — that’s 22.5 tons per person! The average household also creates 3.3 tons of landfill waste every year — an average of 4.5 pounds of trash, per person, per day!

Many organizations are making efforts to decrease the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and to develop renewable energy sources. They are also seeking to minimize their environmental footprint by using products with longer life cycle and less impact on the environment.

We can all do our part by making smart purchases; so why not begin with flooring? Next we will get into more detail about green flooring and how you can be green! Stay tuned!