My best friend just told me she’s too lazy to do anything for Earth Day. What??? That’s not gonna work. Even the laziest of us have to do SOMETHING to help save the planet. So here’s a list of 5 suggestions for all you couch potatoes. If you don’t have the energy to read through them, just skip to #5. Continue reading →
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When World Wildlife Fund‘s WWF Earth Hour project started in 2007 we were a fledgling startup company. But I was excited about the project because we were looking for comradery as a small business driven by an environmental mission. We turned our lights out during that first #EarthHour in Sydney, Australia and have done so every year since.
Every year the United Nations proclaims March 21 the International Day of Forests. As wood furniture makers, we’ve always been focused on forest conservation so today is a day to celebrate at Vermont Woods Studios. What better reason to plant a tree? But, it’s a little chilly here & there’s still a foot of snow on the ground so we’re collaborating with our friends at Forests for Monarchs FFM. Together we’ll plant 100 trees in the monarch butterfly’s forested over-wintering habitat in Mexico. If you want to join the celebration, check out FFM’s website where they’ll plant 2 trees for every dollar you donate.
Last Friday I traveled to Becancour, Quebec with our friend Jose Luis Alvarez for the 1st International Symposium on American Silk (aka milkweed). The symposium was put together by Francois Simard. He’s a textiles engineer who’s developing technologies to use milkweed fibers as a down substitute in winter jackets. Francois is trying to persuade farmers to plant milkweed as a commercial crop in the USA and Canada.
Join us in Montreal for a discussion on Monarchs, Milkweed and Where we go from here.
Our friend, Francois Simard of Encore 3, is hosting the first ever International Monarch Symposium on the Silk of America. Silk of America? Yes, that’s the new and improved name for milkweed! The symposium will focus on the topic of monarch butterfly habitat conservation in the USA and Canada.