To encounter a green and sustainable home today is very overwhelming, as it clearly show a love and care for the environment. Ana Escalante’s Greenbaum Residence is just one of the great examples for sustainable home that we can see today. Built in Rancho Mirage, California, the Greenbaum Residence has passive solar ventilation and cooling making it a nice home that offers the owners a chance to own an organic home that has the ability to breathe resources back to where it belongs, the nature. In addition, the home has a structural design that saves energy throughout the year.
It’s time of year where we’re going to celebrate Halloween, if eco-friendly is part of your daily routine, you might want to checkout our tips to celebrate this special day in a greener way.
1. Trade Costumes
Halloween costumes play the biggest part in celebrating this special day, however, it doesn’t mean you have to buy a new one each year. You can host your own costume swap, trade costumes with your family and friends or create a new one from old clothes. You can add some accessories here and there from yard sales or resale stores. We believe Halloween costumes should be spooky and fun, not necessarily fashionable.
2. Eco Friendly & Healthy Halloween Party Treats
Instead of buying mass produced candies and chocolates, why not choose organic ones. One of great brands we recommend is Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, a company founded by two dads who wanted only healthy, dye free candies for their kids. We highly recommend that you make your own treats, they would be healthier such as homemade caramel apple pops (Lilyshop.com), boo-berry bats (Bittersweetblog.com), or homemade kitkat bars (Milkandmode.com).
Buying new furniture pieces for our home can provide various benefits other than performing its functions and the Furinno 2-11180EX Simple Design End Table will not only perform its function as table but will also help you save the environment with its eco-friendly way of sourcing of materials. Materials used in this sleek two-piece side table are CARB compliant. Meaning the table conforms with the air pollution requirement set by CARB or California Air Resource Board.
CARB is a regulatory agency that takes control in air sanitation and automobile pollution. Their goal is to maintain and attain a healthy air quality to protect the public from exposure to toxic air. Other than being CARB compliant, the table also carries the Forest Stewardship Council or FSC certification.
Tired of the almost monotonous and traditional look of the bamboo gazebo in his hometown, Cebu based designer and a bamboo advocate Bonn Tumanda has decided to redesign and modify this. He wanted it to be streamlined and minimal as possible yet still exudes a warm tropical feel. By replacing the corners with one sexy swoop, it dramatically transforms the typical Nipa hut into a contemporary must have garden piece. Perfect for beachfront gardens and poolside, an ultimate conversation piece and an inviting focal point on anybody’s backyard.
Bamboo is considered to be the most sustainable material in the world. With the harvesting time of only three to five years, this grass was indeed the most sustainable alternative to wood. The designer being an advocate of the material himself, hopes that by this, he could capture the public’s interest into examining bamboo’s beauty and most importantly the environmental impact of this material.
We all thought that living the eco-friendly lifestyle is somewhat hard to achieve but Way Basics proved us wrong with their amazing Way Basics Eco-friendly Cube. Because it is a cube, you can create modular pieces out of it. Surely, your imagination is the limit. You can use the cubes as storage of your toys, magazines or books. You can also have it piled up and create a lovely bookcase.
You can also use the cubes as your cute and sleek stool, foot rest or coffee table. The cubes are made of durable zBoard recycled paperboard making it not only a fun furniture to own but also ideal to help save the environment. Other than the sustainable design and recycled material, the cubes are also non-toxic with no formaldehyde and no VOC content making it a healthy and safe furniture to use anywhere in your home.
Planet Without “E”, this is a project from Yu Hiraoka, a Milan based product designer, that was born out of the interest in green and sustainable products for your home. It’s a set of mini planter that you can place anywhere in the house, if you have small space, you can break down the parts and play around to construct and build smaller unit. There’s a transparent bowl with diameter of 80mm and height of 42mm while the frame dimensions are 80mm (W) x 62mm (H) x 80mm (D). It’s a minimalist, modular product, just in case, you want to place something green in your house, you might want to check this product.
If you want to help save the environment without compromising style and comfort, you might want to have Anji Mountain Bamboo Chairmat and Rug Company Roll-Up Bamboo Chairmat in your home or office. Made of 100 percent bamboo, the chairmat is a lot more attractive than those plastic mats you can see in the market. In addition, bamboo is a durable material making the mat extremely durable perfect for use to protect the floors in your home or office. [Click here for more information about Anji Mountain Bamboo Chairmat and Rug Company Roll-Up Bamboo Chairmat]
When talking about being eco-friendly, recycling is one of the most common acts that one can do, similar to the product called Recycled Skateboard Furniture by Deckstool. As its name suggests, the skateboard is made of recycled materials. The product was a submission to iGreenSpot by Jason Podlaski of Deckstool and he proudly says that as a company with care to the environment, they take efforts in collecting broken skateboards from skate shops and parks all over the United States and use turn those collected broken skates into cool and functional furniture pieces.
A stylish furniture design but with less to zero carbon emission similar to Vault Design Arc Lounge is a combo especially to people who are into keeping the environment safe but are not willing to compromise style and comfort. This lovely design from Vault is not only stylish but an eco-friendly piece of furniture too. What made it eco-friendly is the bamboo materials used. Other than stylish and eco-friendly, the chair is also comfortable to sit on because of its laid-back backrest design.
A drawer like the Emily Four Drawer Dresser by DaVinci is all we need if we want a secure place for our clothing and other items while some of our accessories on top of it. Available in espresso finish, this lovely drawer dresser from DaVinci looks clean and lovely enough to be in our or kids’ bedroom. Other than elegant and lovely look, the drawer dresser of DaVinci will not only take care of your clothes and accessories but also the environment, for it is made of sustainable pine and wood composite. Opening and closing the drawer dresser is pretty smooth due to its metal glide hardware. You won’t have any issue taking in and out something to and from this drawer dresser. [Click here to get further details about Emily Four Drawer Dresser by DaVinci]
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