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The Cardboard Christmas Tree

Posted By Piper Kujac On December 3, 2008 @ 2:00 pm In Green Home decor,Green Products,Recycled Materials,San Francisco | 2 Comments

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This Holiday Season you can save a tree (and a box) with a fun, enviro-friendly Cardboard Christmas Tree [2]! 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 [3], and this simple centerpiece may be just the alternative you were looking for.


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The Cardboard Christmas Tree [4] was designed and developed by Cloud Gate Design LLC [5], 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 [6] 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 [7] Trees for America Program [8]. For every one dollar donated to the program, one tree will be planted in a damaged forest.

The meager price of the Cardboard Tree [9] 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 [10] offered on the website.

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+ Cloud Gate Design LLC [5]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/03/cardboard-christmas-tree-by-cloudgate-design/

[2] Cardboard Christmas Tree: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/

[3] Christmas tree: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/24/san-francisco-offers-adopted-xmas-trees/

[4] Cardboard Christmas Tree: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/#/decorate.php

[5] Cloud Gate Design LLC: http://cloudgatedesign.com/

[6] corrugated cardboard: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/11/mark-langan-recycled-cardboard-art/

[7] Arbor Day Foundation’s: http://www.arborday.org/

[8] Trees for America Program: http://www.arborday.org/programs/trees4America.cfm

[9] Cardboard Tree: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/#/purchase.php

[10] cardboard ornaments: http://www.thecardboardtree.com/#/decorate.php?id=1

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