We all know that caring for our Mother Earth has become an important responsibility for all of us. Leaving a polluted and toxic planet for our children and grandchildren is unacceptable. Here is a wonderful way to contribute to a greener world without upsetting your budget. Responsible manufacturers are making great strides in bringing beautifully designed furniture to the market place at affordable prices. Mango wood, for example is a renewable resource and as it turns out, makes incredibly wonderful furniture. These pieces are truly Wild, Wonderful Buys!
Find a decorator who is familiar with eco-friendly manufacturers. Then proceed to find the perfect coffee table to complete your new living room or family room decor. Here is another of my favorite examples of a mango wood coffee table from Treasurecombers.net
More eco-friendly coffee tables are available from reclaimed wood sources. Many times, builders who are involved in renovating old homes find fabulous wood that they can recycle. Making furniture from reclaimed wood helps save our precious trees and forests. Did you know that it takes 12 trees to produce enough oxygen for each person to survive and thrive on our planet? That’s an amazing fact when you consider how little respect and reverence most of us have for these natural givers of our very existence; our breath! You can live without food for a couple of weeks, without water for a few days, but without air only a few minutes.
Here is a lovely example of a plantation grown hardwood that takes the frumpy, out of “green”. So often people think green means letting go of elegance or style. This coffee table definitely gives a new meaning to sustainable!
Remember to consider our planet when you make any type of purchase. Keeping as many toxins and pollutants out of our environment can only add up to a more healthy place for all of us.
My green “family” tip for this week is:
No matter what the situation, being polite is always the best way to resolve any crisis. You can say anything to anyone as long as it is respectful, sincere and polite.
Happy “Green” Decorating!