October 23rd, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
Today has been designated International Day of Climate Action in a global attempt to raise awareness about the importance of taking action on climate change. More than 150 nations will participate in rallies, demonstrations, street theatre events, bike rides and other events.
Check your local calendar to see if there's anything you might like to attend.
At Vermont Woods Studios one of our main missions is to raise awareness about the impact your wood furniture, flooring and home-building supplies have on climate change. Did you know that up to 90% of the imported furniture in the US today is made from wood that is illegally clear-cut from the world's rapidly disappearing rainforests? And about 20% of global warming is attributed to the destruction of the rainforest.
You can make a difference through the choices you make! Buy wood products made from sustainably harvested wood grown locally in the USA.