With Affordable Eco-Friendly Furniture, You Get in Tune with Nature

Posted by HaikuDesigns on December 23rd, 2015

The Green philosophy and its associated practices have a long history within the context of modern times, and its character has changed since the distant days of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt. If you have even the slightest interest in Green values and practices, then, please, continuing reading. However, let’s begin with Wikipedia’s definition of environmentalism: “Environmentalists advocate the sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through changes in public policy and individual behavior.”

In the Beginning . . . It was not Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring that launched the environmental movement or the political radicals of the 60’s and 70’s; it was intellectuals like George Perkins and Henry David Thoreau who set the scene. Although Rachel Carson was a pivotal force, Thoreau’s book, Maine Woods got things rolling to where they are today with his love for Nature. Although these early ideas and beliefs formed the inspiration for environmentalism, it was organizations like the Audubon Society and Sierra Club that took real actions to protect the environment, as well as the federal government, which passed legislation to preserve wild lands and to set aside protected parks for regulated public use.

Growing up . . . As technology, industry and synthesized chemicals developed, America began to experience a division in values where natural resources are concerned. With the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964 and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the stage was set for the social revolution and political upheaval of the late 60’s and early 70’s, which ultimately led to what we refer to today as the Green Movement. In 1970, President Nixon passed the Clean Air Act, and as the decades passed, more and more legislation was passed to address the increase of deliberate corporate pollution and negligent ecological calamities, such as oil-spills and nuclear disasters.

Maturation . . . As the world got closer to the advent of the 21st century, the rift between big business and environmentalism grew wider, leading to extremism on both sides. This led to ignorant media ridicule and naïve public denial of ecological dangers, as well as values, and the rift within the general public widen as well. Even the Environmental Protection Agency came under attack for interfering with economic growth and for being anti-capitalist with its “over-regulation”. With serious changes in weather patterns, an increase in natural disasters, and other tragic events, such as 9/11, even reputable scientists began to sound the alarm. Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth lifted the debate to an international level and made the terms climate change and global warming household words

Thanks to the Internet, more and more people all over the world began to realize that not only were resources more polluted than ever before but they were also becoming more depleted, as the world’s population was steadily increasing. In response to these patterns, the Green Movement expanded dramatically and not just on a personal level. Smaller companies, and even some larger corporations were instilling Green values and practices into their daily operations. Believe or not, there’s even a Green stock market operating today, referred to as SRI & Sustainable Indexes.

By making wiser more environmentally sensitive choices when purchasing items to support our lifestyle from food to furniture, to how we cloth ourselves, we can all take a step and do our part to support a healthier environment.

About the Author:

This article was written by Mark Klosterman who worked at Haiku Design. Since its inception, Haiku Designs has provided the finest collections of modern furniture for home and offices. It offers all kinds of bedroom, living room, dining room, office furniture items and more. Apart from this, Haiku Designs also offers natural bedding, floor covering and other accessories.

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