Hardwood Never looked so green!

Harwood Bargains Partners with American Forests for Global Releaf®

With every tree used to make their quality products, Hardwood Bargains pledges to replant two in its place.

     We have partnered with American Forests, a national conservation organization that protects and restores forests all over the world. When purchasing hardwood flooring for your dream home from Hardwood Bargains, you can sleep soundly, knowing that all precautions are being taken to keep our forests replenished and healthy.

     You'll be hard pressed finding any other hardwood flooring retailer that is as serious about sustainability as Hardwood Bargains. In addition to offering the latest in eco-friendly wood flooring, Hardwood Bargains commits to going green behind the scenes as well. All products sold by Hardwood Bargains are CARB 2 certified to be formaldehyde freeThis is a great assurance because formaldehyde is a chemical that can cause cancer, allergic reactions, and breathing problems.

From VP of Communications at American Forests, Lea Sloan:

American Forests applauds the commitment to sustainability by Hardwood Bargains. Their business practices set the standard for consciousness and concern about how we impact the environment. Their efforts align with American Forests’ mission to preserve and restore forests across the country, to benefit our air and water quality, wildlife habitat and other vital natural resources.

Since 2012, Hardwood Bargains has planted over 81,000 trees through American Forests Global ReLeaf Program.
With your help, the trees Hardwood Bargains has planted can absorb 432,000 pounds of CO2 a year.

 

Our Partner: American Forests

     American Forests has planted 47,095,151 trees since they were founded in 1875. This national conservation organization is the oldest in the United States and has worked in all fifty states along with thirty-five countries around the world! With a passion for protecting our forests, American Forests dreams of a world where forests are thriving and valued for their significant environmental, societal, and economic benefits.

     Our country alone has 750 million acres of forested landscape to protect and promote. American Forests consists of many programs that focus on research, restoration, and public education. Six areas of focus bring this unique organization full circle. Big Trees is a program that seeks out volunteers who locate and protect our nation's largest trees. Active in all fifty states, Big Trees keeps our biggest trees safe and thriving. Another program that is specific to the United States is the Endangered Western Fronts project. With a focus on the Greater Yellowstone Area, this program is diligently seeking a strategy to restore our forests at high-elevation.

     Hardwood Bargains partners alongside American Forests with their Global ReLeaf initiative. On a global scale, the program plants trees in places of need by joining with nonprofits, the government and businesses alike. This impactful organization also works with community coalitions to promote public policy and advocacy, offers quality publications on current environmental issues, and targets its efforts in urban environments.

Planting trees can help keep the earth cooler! The 81,000 trees planted since 2012 offer the equivalent of 8,100,000 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.

About The Global ReLeaf Program

     An integral part of American Forests, The Global ReLeaf Program was founded in 1990 and plants trees all around the world. Thanks to the partnership of Hardwood Bargains, trees that are planted help clean waterways, absorb harmful gases like carbon dioxide, offer habitat for wildlife and give humans a beautiful place to relax! Hardwood Bargain has committed to planting two trees for every one that is used for their products with this program.

     Global ReLeaf replants forests depending on where it’s needed most. American Forests partner with U.S. Forest Services, state parks, and other nonprofits and businesses. Most trees are planted on public land but sometimes private land can also receive assistance with the ReLeaf program. Although trees are planted for wildlife, some of which are endangered, humans benefit greatly from the natural beauty and education opportunities our forests offer. The Global ReLeaf program has planted trees in all fifty states and in forty-four countries around the world.

Join Us & Do Your Part

     Hardwood Bargains and American Forests make it easy for you to join in and do your part. Simply by purchasing your flooring from Hardwood Bargains you’re investing in the reforestation of our world.

Hardwood Bargains founder, Ben Thompson explains -

We make a concerted effort be green every day, and we encourage our consumers and colleagues to do the same. We are thrilled to be working with American Forests - This wonderful organization is helping us reduce the ecological footprint of our business, and of our customers' homes. If everyone does their part, our forests will last for generations.

The 81,000 trees planted by Hardwood Bargains could intercept 61,560,000 gallons of rainwater which can reduce flooding and other rain issues on home properties.
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