As David Bower said, “We do not inherit the Earth from our fathers, we borrow it from our children.” With that said, it’s no big secret that the world our parents and grandparents “borrowed” from our generation is not the same as the one past generations borrowed from them. It seems like there are new stories of global climate change, increasing storm intensity and rising sea levels in the media everyday. Coupled with those stories, are demands for consumers to change their habits and to go green, which the vast majority of people associate with personal sacrifice. The current market encourages consumers to buy the cheapest, most convenient products, which are often “cradle-to-grave” and come at a low initial cost to the consumer, but a high cost to the planet we call home.
Products like these, especially in the construction industry, often go out of style or degenerate within relatively short periods of time. They then end up in landfills (“graves”) where they decompose very slowly, if at all, and leach chemicals into the surrounding soils. So, although we consumers pay very little up front, we end up spending much more in the long run.
Here at Greenovations, we carry an impressive range of construction materials that help reduce emissions in your home, without sacrificing the warm, modern feel you want to achieve. Whether it’s FSC-certified bamboo flooring from EcoTimber, sleek recycled paper countertops from PaperStone and Richlite or a highly efficient wood stove from Rais, we carry the right green materials that can help you lower your footprint (and energy bill) and maintain an inviting modern appeal without breaking the bank . Many of our products, such as premier copper sinks, are considered Cradle-to-Cradle” and can even be “up-cycled” after their useful life in your home.
We have all lent something to a neighbor or friend at one time, and we expect it to be returned in the same condition. Our home is where we spend the majority of our time. Why not set a prime example for future generations by choosing sustainable construction materials, that can help lower our impact on the environment and lead to a better environment then the one we were given.