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“What’s It Made Of?” Initiative

5 Traits of Truly Sustainable and Ethical Brands

Integrity in business goes beyond simply standing behind your products and adhering to rules and laws. The 5 traits below are associated with brands that are truly sustainable and ethical brands. These are important qualities, that many consumers would like to see, from the brands where they invest their dollars.

What Is A Green America Certified Business?

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization, founded in 1982. Their mission is to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. 

The Importance of Buying Sustainable Products

Sustainability has become a way of life for many of today’s consumers. They make an effort to buy greener, healthier and more sustainable products from greener companies. Think about it – each purchase you make, has health, environmental, and social impacts.

What are the Benefits of Sleeping on a 100 % Natural Latex Mattress?

natural latex mattress

Sleeping on a 100 % natural latex mattress will be a new and unique experience for many people. You will find there are several benefits to consider when it comes to sleeping on 100 % natural latex, including those detailed below.

What is the Harvesting Process for Latex Mattresses?

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When you’re looking at making your home more sustainable, there are a variety of changes you can make. Your mattress is a very good place to start. All-natural latex mattresses are made from the protective fluid underneath the bark of the Hevea Brasiliensis rubber tree. You may be wondering how that can make a sturdy mattress. Below, we find that out, as well as look at the harvesting process for latex mattresses.

Cork: Green Material Spotlight

wine cork

Cork is a wonderfully green material to use and has various building and home applications. It’s environmentally sustainable and is also readily available throughout many areas of the world, particularly in the Mediterranean.

What is Green Packaging?

recycled wood

There are many millions of packaged items shipped throughout the world on a daily basis. Each and every one of these creates waste, and many conventional packing materials cannot be recycled. With the huge amount of companies transporting goods from factories to warehouses and then to retailers, as well as the huge amount of online orders placed daily, there is a hugely wasteful amount of plastics, Styrofoam, cardboard, and paper used in the process. Thankfully, sustainable packaging offers a solution to this problem.

Understanding the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SFI label

Sustainable Forestry

Top Green Cities in the United States

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While other countries across the globe have been adopting federal initiatives to go green, the U.S. has left this challenge, in large part, to local governments in large cities and small towns throughout the nation. Though not exhaustive, the examples listed below are outstanding showcase cities that offer glimpses for what cities of all sizes can do to make greener, more sustainable choices.