Over a billion people worldwide participate in Earth Day activities.
Project ideas include recycling, composting, switching to greener energy, leaving the car at home for a day or making a family pledge to live a more sustainable life. Great ideas that result in a win/win for people and planet.
Now here’s another win/win that can actually make your home warmer, more comfortable and more beautiful, while reducing global warming:
Change your floor.
That’s right! One type of flooring has a negative carbon balance – that means that every square metre you lay in your home prevents on average 68kg of carbon dioxide (the major greenhouse gas) from entering our atmosphere.
An average domestic floor can save over 1,000kg of CO2 and if you laid a beautiful new floor in more than one room, you could save many tonnes, making a huge contribution to everyone’s Earth Day endeavours.
So what’s this amazing floor? Well, it’s ours!
The cork used in the manufacture of All-Cork Wood and Cork Design flooring comes from the bark of Portuguese cork oak trees. The trees live for about 200 years and their bark is harvested every 9 years. While growing and re-growing bark, each tree stores many times its own weight of carbon.
See and buy one of our beautiful floors online or at one of our stockists. You can choose from wood, stone or cork finishes, and whichever one you fancy will be warmer, more comfortable, more beautiful, and much better for planet Earth than any other floor you could buy.
How’s that for a good day’s work on Earth Day?
Love your planet. Love cork floors!