(banner photo of Wayne Turett by Liz Glasgow)
Happy Earth Day from TTC founder Wayne Turett.
“Earth Day is every day, but it is especially important to reflect and be grateful on April 22nd,” says Wayne, “It is a reminder that at all levels, from government to business to individuals, we should make efforts to sustain and protect our home from damage.”
In honor of tomorrow’s Earth Day celebration, below are some great environmental organizations seeking volunteers, as well as a list of databases to reference when specifying products and materials for your home. You can also visit TURETTARCH.COM/BLOG to read home sustainability and green living tips that we share throughout the year!
DATABASES TO USE
Furniture, architectural materials, finishes
Textiles, finishes, surfacing materials, paints, coatings
Appliances, building materials, food equipment, electronics, lighting, office equipment
LABELS TO LOOK FOR
Textiles and leathers
Low chemical emissions label (see SPOT.UL.COM)
Ethical textile and rug manufacturing
ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN
NYC DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION
CITY PARKS FOUNDATION IT’S MY PARK
SURFRIDER BEACH CLEANUP DAYS