I love it when our outdoor furniture manufacturers come up with innovative ways to make our world a “greener” place.
Ebel Inc. is making every effort to remain environmentally responsible. In 2008, they partnered with Trees for the Future – an organization that furthers sustainable agroforestry in developing countries.
Ebel has committed to plant one tree for every piece of furniture produced, and to plant enough trees to offset the total carbon emissions resulting from the daily operations at their Jacksonville, Florida headquarters. Ebel has already planted over 85,000 trees.
Trees for the Future is an organization committed to promoting agroforestry around the world by integrating agriculture, trees, people, and animals, and providing the necessary training to rehabilitate land into renewable energy.
Since its inception, Trees for the Future has planted nearly 50 million trees – estimated to remove 1 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.
Here’s a video that explains more about the program:
At Rich’s showrooms, Ebel furnishings carry a special tag. When you purchase an Ebel Inc. product, you’ve just provided food for animals, reduced soil erosion, improved the quality of life for people around the world, and reduced harmful CO2 from the atmosphere.
Ebel Inc. was founded in 1988 with Anne Ebel (president) selling resin benches out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Fast forward 22 years. The company, now based in Jacksonville, Florida, creates aluminum and weather wicker that is 100% recyclable, and their teak parts are only harvested from sustainable plantations.
As of 2009 all of Ebel’s marketing materials are printed in a facility that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, whose mission is to promote well-managed forests by ensuring forestry practices that are environmentally responsible.
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