EARTH DAY 2014
Greening Our Cities
Spring is upon us and once again it’s time for Earth Day celebrations around the world. The theme for this year’s festivities is “Greening Our Cities,” according to international clearinghouse The Earth Day Network
. It is estimated that 1.5 billion persons will move into cities over the next two decades bringing the total to about 5 billion worldwide. As more and more of the Earth’s population gravitates into urban areas a myriad of problems and solutions are becoming paramount.
– Vehicle ownership is predicted to double by 2050. Traffic safety has become a critical task as traffic accidents account for about 1.3 million deaths per year. Mexico City is overhauling their transport systems by aiming to redesign streets and public spaces for multiple uses including bicycles and foot traffic. Bangalore, India one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, is redesigning metro stations to promote safer links for all transportation modes including auto-rickshaws, buses, cars and other forms of public transit. See EMBARQ, India
PLANNING & DESIGN
– Urban designers are hard at work designing modern city infrastructures that promote healthier, safer, and more accessible environments for all residents—not just for cars. One idea is the Compact Cities
concept where centralized spatial needs are integrated into municipal and national planning and policies resulting in less energy and water consumption.
Green cities can bring greater economic opportunity, cleaner air, limit urban sprawl and congestion and provide vital spaces for healthy urban living. For more information see the World Urban Forum
Happy Earth Day 2014 to all!
Newly arrived items
100% post-consumer recycled color paper in canary, blue, green, goldenrod, pink, cream. While other brands are 30% or less, Envirographic colors
are the leader with the highest recycled content on the market! In stock now and ready to ship, go here
Moka natural facial tissues
join the team alongside Moka natural toilet tissue. With multiple green certifications and its natural color, this is the greenest facial tissue ever!
The unbleached fibers used in the manufacturing process of the Cascades Moka products lead to a decrease of at least 25% of the global environmental impact such as greenhouse gas emissions. 100% of the electricity used to manufacture this product is offset with Certified Renewable Wind Energy. The most environmentally responsible choice on the market, Cascades has achieved an amazing feat without compromising softness. Find them here
are now certified compostable! Spoons and knives will soon carry certification as well. Find them here
Stock up and save!
Passing along our savings to you, when we stock up, you save. Also featured are promotional sales on new items and discounts on closeouts. Hurry while supplies last and check out all sales here
Academic dated calendars and planners are now available! All House of Doolittle products have been made using recycled materials since 1990. HOD products are printed using 100% recycled paper with 100% post-consumer fiber, and soy ink. The quality is better than ever and HOD has manufactured all of these products in an earth-friendly process without adding cost to the product. Plan to order one today by clicking here.
Chocolate will soon be on summer vacation (too hot to ship) so we recommend stocking up today!