People often wonder if we could turn anything sustainable. Energy right now is the main concern for all because it is one of the most important essentials for most of the things that we use regularly to work. What about sustainable things that do not require energy but are made through sustainable ways? Introducing, Naturescast by Natures Legacy.
Naturescast is an innovation of using Mother Earth's natural scrap materials like twigs, branches and what not that are used to make eco-friendly furniture. This was achieved when the company was cleaning the surrounding areas of their factory. The problem came to them when dumping and or burning these materials could cause carbon footprints. Being in the furniture business for many years, they wondered if they can make these natural materials into furnishings. That is how Naturescast was born and turned into an eco-friendly furniture line.
Now, what does this have to do with sustainable energy and why do they call it eco-friendly furniture?
"Our facility and organization have the ff; practices to minimize carbon footprint .
1.Manufacturing Facility uses less energy for lighting and machinery . we have migrated from incandescent lamp to CFL.
we use very minimal water in the processing yet we have a water
retention facility that collect thousand of gallon of rainwater to be
use for mixing with our water base binder.
the same water collected are also use to test leak of our products.
is big with us. we recycle almost anything to maximize the material.
Our packing material excess parts are shredded and mix into our
4.office practice re-use the other blank side of the
paper use in facsimile, photocopy and dispose waste using a waste
5. employees from the city are provided with
transportation to the workplace as part of our carpool program thus
minimizing carbon emission
6. supplies and raw materials are sourced within a 50 miles radius
are provided with subsidize housing program within a 10-15 minute
walking distance from the workplace thereby eliminating carbon emission
(they dont need to commute)
8.our housing are equipped with communal gardening area to encourage self sufficiency by growing their own vegetable and fruits
9.metal empty drums are utilize for fencing and roofing thereby
maximizing recycle use of the materials
10.Facility are high ceiling to allow free flow of air eliminating use of ventilation equipment thus saving energy
The company provides a green park where employees and their family can
relax and appreciate the beauty and value of the environment.
12.. and many more practices
13. our products are manufacture by hand , thus providing more employment opportunities to the community.
14. our binder is water base
company has housing for the employees and has a foundation that support
more than 100 children for value formation and feeding class during
Therefore, the company itself is practicing sustainable energy towards the furniture industry in which all industries should do. In recent years, each industries have started their contribution on sustainable energy. Sustaining energy nowadays are available anywhere and it is widely encouraged. This, opened new possibilities with a positive outcome for the earth itself.
Source : "http://www.greendaily.com/2008/10/23/naturescast-dry-bark-and-twigs-transformed/"www.naturescast.com