Manchester, Vermont (PressExposure) January 06, 2009 -- The environment was a much-discussed topic during the recent presidential election. The Obama Administration has taken a progressive stance on the environment, stating plans to drastically reduce greenhouse gasses while increasing protection of national parks and forests. Although many of the propositions being discussed as they would apply on a national and corporate scale, small businesses can easily adapt a sustainable mindset. Manchester Wood (www.manchesterwood.com), an American manufacturer of hardwood furniture, is proud to announce that its entire line of kitchen, office, and outdoor furniture is ecologically sustainable.
Ed Eriksen, owner and operator of Manchester Wood, identifies with the need for small businesses to be eco conscious; âWe understand that the move toward environmentally sustainable manufacturing needs to be initiated and promoted by small businesses. Our goal is to create top quality furniture from beautiful American hardwoods for homes and offices with minimal impact on the environment. In fact, we believe that by sourcing our wood from sustainable forests, we are greatly enhancing the crafts that we offer to our customers.â
To aid in the transition toward more eco-friendly operation, small business can work with certification organizations to ensure their practices are sustainable and environmentally sound. Manchester Woodâs goal is to produce their furniture using only hardwood from sustainable forests. They work with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), a fully independent and charitable organization, to make sure that all the wood bought by Manchester Wood is harvested in a sustainable manner that promotes healthy forest growth. In contrast, much imported furniture may contain wood that has been illegally harvested.
By using SFI-Certified American grown hardwood, Manchester Wood is able to monitor exactly where their wood comes and be certain that it comes from sustainable, eco friendly forests. All of Manchester Woodâs office furniture, kitchen furniture and Adirondack chairs are American-made and eco-friendly, benefits that are apparent to the savvy, eco-conscious consumer. Manchester Woodâs hardwood furniture is durable and eco friendly. It is backed with a lifetime guarantee.
Running an environmentally friendly business goes beyond using green materials. Reducing the amount of waste or by-product that is produced is also an important consideration. With this idea in mind, Manchester Wood recycles all of its wood waste by supplying local farms with bedding for animals. By focusing on the source of their materials and recycling the waste produced from manufacturing, Manchester Wood is able to integrate sustainability and environmental awareness into their business plan without comprising high quality of the hardwood furniture they produce.
Manchester Woodâs complete line of environmentally friendly, American made hardwood furniture can be found at http://www.manchesterwood.com or by calling toll free 1-800-660-6930.