How will you celebrate Earth Day in 2013 – The Face Of Climate Change?
The very first Earth Day was 43 years ago, April 22, 1970. On that day, a US Senator from Wisconsin decided he had to do something after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He was inspired by the student anti-war movement, and realized if he could infuse the same energy into public consciousness about air and water pollution, people would begin taking action to help Mother Earth.
On that day, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a health, sustainable environment. This one act led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.
The rest, as they say, is history. And we’ve been celebrating Earth Day ever since.
Here at Colorado Pro Flooring, we’re conscious of offering you the best flooring options available using the best products available. If sustainability is important to you, make sure you mention it when its time to upgrade your flooring. There are many options, you just have to ask.
Carpets – There are a wide variety of carpet and rug options. Look for carpets made from natural fibers with little or no chemical treatment. Also look for natural fiber backing attached with less-toxic adhesives.
Padding – Just because your carpets are natural doesn’t mean your pads will be – unless you ask. Many carpet padding is made from petroleum, an unrenewable and energy consumptive resource. Look for padding made from recycled materials, or carpets with a lightweight backing that require no additional padding.
Hardwoods – Dozens of wood flooring options are produced in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests, which means the trees are regenerated, biodiverse and air and water quality is preserved.
Cork – Cork is growing in popularity, and is one of the rare softwoods that makes an excellent flooring choice. Floors are produced using the bark of the cork oak tree, which grows back every three years. Its hypo-allergenic, fire resistant, and can even serve as a natural insect repellant.
Bamboo – A popular choice in green floors, its 13 percent harder than maple, and 27 percent harder than northern red oak. Its naturally resistant to water, mildew and insects, and are sustainable because bamboo grows quickly and abundantly.
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