Rainforest_Resident_Toucan Drink orange juice.  Seems like a reasonably easy way to do your part to help save the rainforest and fight global warming doesn't it?

Did you know that on average, an area of rainforest roughly the size of Los Angeles disappears every month due to illegal logging and development of farmland for crops such as soya or palm oil, or for cattle ranching?  This destruction of the rainforest accounts for 20% of global warming?

16290-mid But YOU can help!  You can participate in the "Rescue the Rainforest" campaign.  Vermont Woods Studios has joined with Tropicana in this effort. 

Here's how it works:


  • Register for the campaign and creat an account at Tropicana
  • Click on Join a Team and select VermontWoodStudios
  • Record the code on special edition Tropicana products (no purchase necessary)
  • Log in to your Tropicana account
  • Enter the code from your product 
  • For every code you enter, you will help protect 100 square feet of rainforest and 
  • You'll be entered into a sweepstakes and daily instant win game
  • And you will be helping to secure land that could otherwise be sold to loggers and ranchers, land that could be cut down within the next 18 months, rainforest that is immediately endangered
  • Read more about the initiative here.

Let's see how many acres we can save.  We'll keep you posted on our results. 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

If you're interested in natural, eco-friendly furniture I bet maybe you'd be interested in finding other ways to help the environment. 

Everyone is busy and it's impossible to find time to do all the things you'd like to to help save the planet, but the The Conservation Action Network is here to help. 

It's an electronic advocacy network that provides concise information on urgent environmental issues such as endangered species, global warming, forest protection and fisheries conservation.  

With a quick click of your mouse, it's cutting edge information technology enables you to send a message to the "powers that be" (for example the president, members of Congress, state legislators, newspaper editors, corporations, foreign government leaders, and international agencies) asking them to take immediate action to protect the environment.  

Give  The Conservation Action Network  a try! It's a free and easy way for you have a say in the future of the planet.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Underbed-2-drawer-storage We've had a number of customers contact us at Vermont Woods Studios this week from Manhattan, looking for furniture for small spaces.  Today, I wanted to show you an under bed storage unit we recently made as a custom unit, but will now begin to offer as an option for any of our Cherry Moon or Vermont Made Shaker beds.

 

Cherry-moon-dovetail-bed The unit in the photo has been customized to fit perfectly under the Cherry Moon Dovetail Bed.  It spans most of the length of the bed and half of the width.  You can fit 2 units under the bed (one on each side).  We haven't had a chance to update the website yet with this option, so please give us a call if you're interested in it.  888-390-5571.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Vermont Woods Studios 15% for the Forest Initiative
as published on E-wire, April 16, 2009

VERNON, VERMONT, Apr. 16 — Vermont Woods Studios, a group of fine furniture makers in Vermont, is giving back to the forest that supplies the wood for their craft.


From Earth Day on April 22 until the Summer Solstice on June 21, the company will sponsor it's 15% For The Forest initiative, where 15% of the profits from each sale will be donated to charitable organizations working to protect the forest environment.

"We depend on sustainable forests for our livelihood, and therefore, conservation is a fundamental part of our business," says furniture maker and co-owner, Ken Farabaugh.  "As stewards of the forest, we must try to counter-balance the threats of over-development, acid rain and climate change. If our forests are not sustainable, then our wood furniture business will not be sustainable either."


Organizations receiving donations all have a long history of success in forest conservation. "We're always excited to partner with them," Farabaugh states. "We've even named some of our furniture lines after their leadership.  For example, our Jim Andrews Natural Cherry Furniture Collection is named for the champion of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas project, and the Roz Renfrew Shaker Furniture Collection is named for a Vermont Center for Ecostudies scientist who studies Vermont's migrating birds."


Vermont-Made-Shaker-China-Cabinet  A look at the Vermont Woods Studios website reveals many styles of natural, solid hardwood furniture, all handmade in Vermont from sustainably harvested and reclaimed wood. "We offer Shaker, mission, craftsman, modern and transitional styles in price ranges from affordable to ultra luxury," notes Farabaugh.


"Each piece is made to order and because of that, we do a lot of customization. If for example, someone wants a chest made a bit narrower to fit between two windows, or a table a little bit longer to accommodate extra guests, we can customize that affordably."


 Many times customizations are done at no extra charge which has helped to create a growing trend of people who are discovering the affordable luxury of customized, American-made furniture.


Vermont-made-shaker-moon-bed "Why not get exactly what you want," asks Farabaugh. "After all, when you buy furniture from us, it's got a lifetime guarantee. Your furniture will be around for generations to come, and you'll want it to be just right."

 

For more details call us at 888-390-5571.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Been waiting to purchase that fine furniture you’ve been lusting after all these many months or even years?  Well, wait no more!  Here’s a great reason to finalize your decisions and get your house in order today.

Vermont Woods Studios is launching it’s Fifteen Percent For the Forest initiative and Eco Furniture Sale.  From Earth Day, April 22 until the Summer Solstice on June 21, 15% percent of the profits from all furniture purchased will be donated to charitable organizations working to protect the forest environment.

Choose which organization you would like to benefit from your purchase, including our favorites:

Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center
Northeast Wilderness Trust
World Wildlife Fund

Vermont Family Forests

  

 

Curved_Bench_Doug_Jones_Vermont_Woods Or suggest your own favorite.  As long as it is a bonafide non-profit organization, working to preserve forestlands, it’s good to go.  Give us a call at 888-390-5571 for more details.

Start your shopping today!  It takes awhile to find the perfect furniture for your space, especially if you have any customization in mind.  The initiative ends in June.  What are you waiting for? 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.