Why Green Products?
There's no doubt about it: Green is in. But what does "green" mean? The practice of greenwashing – marketing products as green or earth-friendly but not making a true effort to reduce that product's impact on our environment – is rampant in today's market. It's true that there is no one standard definition of green, but the Green Products Site makes its Green Policy clear to let you know what green means to us.
At the Green Products Site, green means that we are helping to protect the planet for future generations. Green means that we partner with manufacturers that share those values and have taken steps to reduce the impact of their manufacturing processes on the planet. We feature products manufactured in North America, reducing the carbon footprint of getting these products from the manufacturer to your home or office. The Green Products Site only features products that meet at least one of the following Green Standards:
- Green Manufacturing Process
The manufacturer has instituted a green manufacturing process. Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes can include reducing the amount of raw materials used, reducing and/or recycling manufacturing waste materials, reducing use of energy from fossil fuels, increasing use of renewable energy, and/or having a green policy with strong environmentally-friendly manufacturing programs.
- Products made with Eco-Friendly Materials
The products are made with eco-friendly materials, such as recycled materials, sustainably harvested materials, and materials that are safe for indoor air quality and human health.
- Green Certified Products
Many of our products meet a variety of green certifications, which are displayed on the product information throughout the website. Certifications include Greenguard, ISO 14001, LEED, and SCS Indoor Advantage.
The Green Products Site offers only products that truly make a positive impact on the environment. We stand behind our Green Policy and Green Standards and believe that the products available on the Green Product Site are promoting our vision of a healthier future for our planet.
There are numerous benefits to "going green" and making a sustainable and eco-friendly purchase from the Green Products Site. By purchasing green, sustainable, eco-friendly furniture and products…
- You're saving the planet.
Going green means that you are making an effort to reduce the impact you make on the Earth. Whether you are driving a more fuel-efficient car, using homemade natural cleansers in your home, or outfitting your office or home with eco-friendly products from the Green Products Site, you are making a commitment to reduce your footprint. As more people follow your lead, the global impact of more Earth-conscious decisions will become more apparent.
- You're protecting the health of yourself and the people around you.
Outfitting your home, office, or organization with products from the Green Products Site means that you are taking steps to improve quality of the air you breathe by reducing the amount of chemicals and toxins found in many common products. Many of our products have certifications that reflect when a product will improve the quality of the air you breathe.
- You're voting with your dollars.
When a consumer makes a purchase of a green, eco-friendly, or sustainable product, it sends a message. The more consumers support green products and companies, the more the market for green products will improve, eventually lowering costs for everyone as resources to create green products increase.
- You're taking an opportunity to educate others.
By using green products from the Green Products Site in your home, office, or organization, you are gaining an opportunity to educate others about the products you purchased and why – giving you the perfect chance to tell someone else about the impact your decisions have made on a personal and global scale and encourage them to learn more about what they can do to go green.