Reduce your Thanksgiving Carbon Footprint

26 11 2008

girlWe all contribute to global warming when we do things like heat and cool our homes, drive our cars, and fly on airplanes.

In fact, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, with the number of trips Americans take to and from destinations of 50 miles or more away increasing by 54% during the six days surrounding the holiday.

There’s no way around it: traveling miles and miles to share a single meal or weekend with family and friends may not be the greenest of ways to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Yet that’s what the holiday is all about: close family ties, good food, great fun, and sharing precious time with those we love.

The good news?

With the holidays right around the corner, there’s still time to green your home so you can welcome friends and family in style and make a healthy impact on the environment as well.cat

Want a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint? Look down to your floors.

Carbon offsets and personal carbon reductions provide viable solutions to global warming. The Montados Cork Oak Forests are responsible for nearly 4.8 million tons of the world’s CO2 retention per year. Amorim’s annual production of wine stoppers alone retains over 25,000 tons of CO2. And based on calculations by Ecobusinesslinks.com, by choosing Wicanders cork oak flooring, consumers can participate in offsetting the emissions of over 7,042 cars every year.

legosAnd now that you all know that The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) has awarded five product lines of Wicanders Cork Oak Floors with its prestigious GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® product performance certification, and that our floors are also FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified, the choice is clear: with Wicanders, you can have a green home and eat your turkey too!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

See you next time…
Team Wicanders

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Save Miguel

7 08 2008

Hey there, good people!

Can you help us save Miguel?

Rob Schneider is already in on our journey, as he travels to Portugal and helps us find Miguel.

But who is Miguel?

Amorim, the world’s largest cork manufacturer and creator of our Cork Oak Flooring (as you know, any remaining materials from their cork wine stopper production are incorporated into other high-value applications such as our precious floors), has just unveiled a worldwide campaign that involves more than a Hollywood star on a wild adventure…

Check out the video and tell us what you think.

Visit www.savemiguel.com to pledge your support, meet hundreds of members of Facebook’s Save Miguel Group, and share your thoughts and experiences about this absolutely unique natural product.

But, above all, please make a difference by becoming a supporter of cork forests by always choosing natural cork for your wine bottle stoppers—and floors too! 🙂

Until our next adventure…

Team Wicanders

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