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The Cardboard Christmas Tree
Posted By Piper Kujac On December 3, 2008 @ 2:00 pm In Design,Green Home decor,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials,San Francisco | 3 Comments
This Holiday Season you can save a tree (and a box) with a fun, enviro-friendly Cardboard Christmas Tree ! With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us would like to engage in the holiday cheer without the use-once-and-toss-in-the-street traditional Christmas tree , and this simple centerpiece may be just the alternative you were looking for.
The Cardboard Christmas Tree  was designed and developed by Cloud Gate Design LLC , a Chicago based design house. Cloud Gate Design was founded in 2006 by two designer friends, Nick Ng and Dan Greene, as a way to bring environmentally conscious alternatives to market. One such item, the Cardboard Christmas Tree, extends the life of existing cardboard by using recycled corrugated cardboard  for the tree and its packaging.
In addition to taking the pressure off existing tree farms, a portion of the profits from the Cardboard Christmas Tree sales are donated to the Arbor Day Foundation’s  Trees for America Program . For every one dollar donated to the program, one tree will be planted in a damaged forest.
The meager price of the Cardboard Tree  is $22.95. Assembled dimensions are 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide, and it may be adorned with your own creative decorations or the cardboard ornaments  offered on the website.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/03/cardboard-christmas-tree-by-cloudgate-design/
 Cardboard Christmas Tree: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/
 Christmas tree: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/24/san-francisco-offers-adopted-xmas-trees/
 Cardboard Christmas Tree: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/#/decorate.php
 Cloud Gate Design LLC: http://cloudgatedesign.com/
 corrugated cardboard: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/11/mark-langan-recycled-cardboard-art/
 Arbor Day Foundation’s: http://www.arborday.org/
 Trees for America Program: http://www.arborday.org/programs/trees4America.cfm
 Cardboard Tree: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/#/purchase.php
 cardboard ornaments: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/#/decorate.php?id=1
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