Posted by Tree In A Box on 12th Dec 2016
The Holidays are coming and will be here before we know it. If you are like me, I did a bunch of shopping on Black Friday then totally put the rest off until this past weekend when I realized I still needed to get things to ship to family far away. Knowing my shipping days were becoming limited, I ran out and got the last of the gifts so that I could meet UPS, FedEx, and USPS shipping deadlines.
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According to Popular Science (March/April 2016 Issue) the Food and Agriculture Organization released some good news stating that “The global rate of forest loss has dropped 50% in five years.” While this sounds like great news, which it is, there are still of few issues to take into account when we hear a statement like this.First let’s commend all [...]
While studies have not proven that the wireless radiation from all those Wi-Fi routers out there are harmful to humans. Sadly the same can not be said for our closest neighbors, the trees. A study performed by Wageningen University investigated strange findings where trees in areas with high Wi-Fi activity (urban areas of course were the worst [...]
We all need our sleep as most of us get cranky when we don’t get enough sleep. Have you ever come across a cranky tree? Maybe they stole your kite or Frisbee? As it turns out trees also enjoy a good night’s sleep.A group of European scientist from the Vienna University of Technology and the Finish Geodetic Institute [...]
For the fourth year, FedEx is holding a contest offering grants to small businesses. Winning companies gain more than just the grant, they also become a part of a community of successful entrepreneurs, gain and share valuable insights from peers, and receive great exposure for their businesses. Grants will be offered to 10 winning small [...]
We wanted to say thank you to all of you who are returning to read the next installment on ideas of how you can offset your wedding carbon footprint. I invite those who have not read part 1 yet to review our previous post about reasons why you should have a Green Wedding.Let’s talk about paper products first; [...]
Plant a Mother’s Tree for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is this weekend and while looking for great gift ideas for my mother and mother-in-law, something more creative than flowers or brunch, I came across the history of Solan Parkes and the Mother’s Tree.Solan Parkes, among being things like a conservationist and originator of The Forest Guides, he [...]
Green WeddingsIt's your special day and if you are like my wife, you have your ideal wedding planned out in your mind (or a giant binder full of pages with pictures of dresses, cakes, flowers, and favors. When you envision your wedding, does it include Eco-friendly [...]
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Who would have thought this guy from the small town of Camas, Washington would have got this global movement started. Denis Hayes was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Camas, Washington right next door to Vancouver, the home of Tree In A Box. Camas had a paper mill that had its own environmental impacts that he was able [...]