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reclaimed green – salvaged wood dining table

salvaged wood dining table

As many of you may already know, we’ve got big love for stylish furniture made out of salvaged and reclaimed wood. Happy Home Austin, and designer/company owner Dena T., make just such items … their custom farm-style tables are created from reclaimed wood, accentuated with just enough paint or stain to create some character and visual pizzazz.

The table featured above is a great example of their straight-forward design of tables. A 65″ x 35″ table with hairpin legs will cost about $500. Custom sizes and stains are available. It’s always a great idea to purchase furniture made from reclaimed or salvaged wood. All the carbon-gobbling old-growth trees saved from the sawmill will thank you – and the furniture looks great.


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Monday, March 10, 2014

Eco-News Roundup

planet Earth in landfill

  • First up in recent environmental news – China will toughen its environmental laws to target polluters with possible penalties, suspensions, or shutdowns of those polluting. However, these punishments towards polluters have been met with skepticism as no legal reforms have been implemented to back these statements up. Read more about China’s “war on pollution.
  • Even with 97% of climate scientists agreeing that “carbon emissions are dangerously heating up the planet” and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warming that “it’s 95% likely that most of the temperature rise since 1950 is due to greenhouse gases and deforestation” there are still adamant climate change deniers. This problem is “at its worst in the Anglo-Saxon world” because we don’t have to bear the costs of the coming climate change just yet and corporate interests influence these climate change deniers. Read more about corporate influence and climate change deniers in this article from the Guardian.
  • I don’t know if many of you have heard, but during an oil drilling operation in northern Ecuador, it was alleged that Chevron deliberately dumped “billions of gallons of toxic wastewater and spilled roughly 17 million gallons of oil in the rivers and streams of the once-pristine (Amazon) forest.” The consequence was “a severe public health crisis amongst the indigenous people and farmers of the region” in the form of “cancer, birth defects, and disease.” (more…)
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