Vernon, VT, November 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Vermont has long been known for a tradition of fine wood furniture making, largely due to an abundance of hardwoods in the Green Mountain State which is 80% forested. But purveyors of the eco-friendly wood furniture at Vermont Woods Studios are not just concerned about sustainable forestry in their local area. “Although our own forests in Vermont are among the best managed in the world, we are well aware that globally one of the most critical environmental problems facing us today is deforestation,” said co-owner Peggy Farabaugh.
“The world’s rainforests are rapidly disappearing, at a rate of one football field every second. This deforestation pours carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributes more to air pollution and global climate change than exhaust from the entire transportation sector. Furthermore, forest animals and plants are being lost at a rate of over 100 species/day due to deforestation.”
Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture has joined forces with The Nature Conservancy and its Plant A Billion Trees Campaign to support the replanting of the rainforest. On Saturday November 12, 100% of the profits from all furniture sold at their online fine furniture store will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.
The fundraiser is designed to raise awareness about how consumption of forest products, particularly wood furniture, drives global deforestation. “Most of the furniture sold in the USA today is made overseas from rainforest woods like mahogany, teak, eucalyptus and rubber wood. This fundraiser is an opportunity for America’s eco-conscious consumers to buy locally made, eco-friendly wood furniture and use their knowledge and purchasing power to help change the world.”
About Vermont Woods Studios
Vermont Woods Studios has been offering sustainable, natural furniture in Vermont and online for 6 years. Their work has been recognized by national media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox News and The Weather Channel.