Saturday, March 21, 2009

What is Green

What is Green?

(from www.greendepot.com/)

Icon System

Our Green Depot Icon System is designed to show at a glance why we call a particular item green. First, we decided that for us, a "green" product offers among five basic environmental benefits: it improves indoor air quality, conserves resources, stimulates the local economy, saves energy, and is manufactured responsibly. We then defined icons to identify every product that meets one of the above criteria—half-tone if it performs better than most conventional products yet there's room for improvement, full-tone if it truly meets or exceeds our standards.



why is it necessary




air quality
  • NON-TOXIC
  • NON-ALLERGENIC
  • NO OR VERY LOW VOCs
  • NO COMBUSTION GASSES
  • NO PARTICULATES
  • MOLD FIGHTER
  • AIR PURIFIER
  • SOUND INSULATOR

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conservation
  • RECYCLED, RECLAIMED, REUSED
  • RAPIDLY RENEWABLE
  • PROTECTED/STEWARDED
  • NON-POLLUTING
  • DURABLE
  • WATER SAVER
  • WASTE REDUCER

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local
  • LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT
  • LOCAL BUSINESS STIMULANT

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energy
  • ENERGY-CONSERVING DESIGN
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE
  • DAYLIGHTING
  • LOCAL

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responsibility
  • RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING
  • DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN JOBS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
  • WORKER PROTECTION
  • TRUTHFUL MARKETING

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1 comment:

Air said...

Air purifiers are necessities in many homes. They work by removing particles of dirt from the air, leaving it clean and dust free as a result and also taking away a lot of the odors in a home, which is one of the main reasons that air purifiers are so often used. And you can find an Air Purifier that keeps the air in your home clean, your kids safe, and for an affordable price.