Green living has never been more important than it is now, and at Greener Country, we offer products that provide sustainable living solutions for:
Preserving natural resources
Reducing your energy costs
Water conservation and water quality
Choosing non-toxic products
Reducing your carbon footprint
Recycling and reusing materials
Buying local products
Lessen your exposure to harmful chemicals
Being gentle to the Earth
Consider the waste stream and what you put into it
Supporting the Rain forests because we need oxygen to breathe
At Greener Country, we realize that people need a way to easily choose greener options. We chose our environmental preferable products by using third party approval process and stringent supplier guidelines. That's why we provide our customers with a wealth of information and resources, so you can make the best decisions possible. No matter what your motivation -- whether you're trying to allergy-proof your home or switch use more solar power-- our trained product experts can help you make smart decisions that work for your home or business.
What Makes a Product Green?
A product can be called green for many different reasons.
Green products can be energy-efficient, made from eco-friendly materials, be non-toxic, or meet other types of criteria.
Greener Country carries a broad assortment of green products for homes and businesses. To qualify as green, products can have one or more of the following features:
Are low- or non-toxic
Do not off-gas
Contain recycled content
Are made from natural materials
Have been salvaged for reuse
Are produced locally
Do not overtax natural resources
Are manufactured responsibly with fair labor in mind
Employees must be paid an appropriate living wage for the area and country they
work in. The workers in the facility must not be under sweatshop conditions and
must have regular breaks.
Afford cost savings
Have a longer life cycle
Conserve energy or water
Can be recycled or disposed of safely
Are rapidly renewable
Will not clog the waste stream
Protect water quality for all
And so there is no definitive way to define green, but if we can make new choices that are better than conventional ones, we've taken a big step in making things better overall. The challenge lies in identifying the products and features that are in line with your priorities and green goals -- whether they are motivated by health issues, a decision to reduce your carbon footprint, a way to lower energy costs in your home, or another reason.
To simplify compliance with green standards and guidelines, a number of organizations have taken the lead in developing certification programs.
GreenAmerica: A non-profit organization based in Washington DC and long a proponent of green business and initiatives. Greener Country considers their National Green Pages as the de-facto source for truly green companies in a socially responsible way. Greener Country seeks to become a member of these pages in the near future (aka: Co-op America).
Green-e: The nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy. The Green-e logo identifies superior, certified renewable energy options, and is used by businesses to communicate the purchase and / or generation of certified renewable energy.
Green Seal: Provides science-based environmental certification standards to help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life. Hundreds of products and services from major companies such as 3M, Benjamin Moore, and Andersen Windows are certified to meet Green Seal standards.
Energy Star: Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help protect the environment through certification of energy-efficient products and practices. Since its inception, the program has grown to encompass more than 35 product categories for the home, workplace, new home construction, and organizational energy management.
Fair Trade and Fair Labor: Greener Country is proud to offer products that help preserve the Rainforests of the world. We hope our partnership with Global Exchange for more fair trade and fair labor products creates a powerful message to all who design and manufacture that we take worker treatment and fairness seriously. Greener Country will soon add more products on-line to match our commitment.
We have begun an aggressive campaign to inquire about employment conditions with all of our suppliers to make sure they adhere to higher worker standards. Many of these statements are available within the product descriptions on our web site. Many more will be forthcoming as we check and double-check our vendor compliance.
Water Sense: WaterSense,
a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the
environment. Look for the WaterSense label to choose quality, water-efficient
products. Many products are available, and don't require a change
in your lifestyle. Explore the links below to learn about WaterSense
labeled products, saving water, and how businesses and organizations
can partner with WaterSense.
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