By Loryn Dion
In case you haven’t heard, this Saturday is International Coastal Clean-up Day, organized by the Ocean Conservancy. This year marks their 27th anniversary of celebrating this initiative and they don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. In 2011, almost 600,000 volunteers worldwide collected more than 9 million pounds of trash from our oceanic ecosystems. These trash items, such as cigarette butts, plastic bottles and bags and food wrappers, are responsible for polluting our waters and endangering our wildlife.
Vermont Woods Studios makes every effort we can to support initiatives like that of The Ocean Conservancy. In many areas of our company, you can find examples of how we support the preservation of our environment. We donate to local and national environmental organizations, we “green-up” our office space and we even sell recycled furniture!
Our Polywood Outdoor Furniture is the perfect addition to any green home. Made from more than 90% post-consumer recycled containers like milk or detergent bottles, these pieces are constructed using a process that makes them look and feel like real wood. That’s right. Durable, beautiful furniture that doesn’t harm our environment and actually helps to keep plastic out of our oceans. How much better can you get?
Here in the office, we decorate our “beach” area with Polywood and enjoy it all year long. We also have BIG plans for Polywood at our new Stonehurst home. Because that’s the thing about Vermont Woods Studios: While we are a fine, hardwood furniture company, VWS is built on sustainability and on protecting our environment.
This weekend, make plans to do something to support our oceans. Find a beach clean-up site near you, start or improve a recycling resolution in your home or office, or relax in a luxurious Polywood Adirondack Chair. However you choose to help, you’ll be glad you did!
Loryn Dion is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.