Enter to Win a SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller (Worth $749)!

by , 04/24/11

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If you’ve been reading Inhabitat, you know that we’re celebrating Earth Day in a big way with our Earth Week Giveaway. In addition to offering up a super cleaning package from Method and Casabella, a luxe Eco-Wise wool throw from Pendelton and a super plush Ultra Shag Shaw Rug we’ve teamed up with MBDC to give one lucky reader this drool-worthy SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller (worth $749*)! An envy inducing design created with the help of Yves Béhar, and inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge, the SAYL is made of 21% recycled content and can be easily disassembled for refurbishing and recycling. And with an intelligent frameless back support, this new Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver product is designed to adapt to a person’s shape and movements all while giving the proper support. The lucky winner of this fabulous chair will also get to choose his or her own specs! Enter to win today!

*with the options shown in the image above

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3. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and share your top tip on how we can make your office environment a greener and healthier place. The deadline for this fabulous giveaway is Monday, April 25th. We’ll pick the comment we like best and announce the winner in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up!

With the SAYL, Herman Miller together with Yves Béhar set out to design and build a chair family that defies convention. Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, the frameless back of the SAYL Task Chair encourages a full range of movement while the suspension back material keeps you cool—all with an extremely small environmental impact. Earth Day, Earth Week, MBDC, Cradle to Cradle certified, Cradle to Cradle philosophy, Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough, giveaways, free stuff, win this, green giveaways, earth day giveaways, earth week giveaways, earth day prizes, earth week prizes, earth month

Developed by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle design recognizes the complex, abundant processes of nature’s ecosystems, or ‘biological metabolism,‘ but also articulates a parallel ‘technical metabolism’ for human industry. Both metabolisms can be characterized by eco-effective, continuous flows of materials, energy and water, and whole-community mutualism. The Cradle to Cradle design framework moves beyond the goal of only reducing an organization’s negative impacts (eco-efficiency), to provide an engaging vision for executives and comprehensive strategies for managers to create a wholly positive footprint on the planet – environmental, social and economic (eco-effectiveness). The Cradle to Cradle philosophy can apply to anything from houses to companies and to consumer products as well.

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  2. Herman Miller Sayl August 3, 2012 at 2:31 am

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  3. KkfA April 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    It takes more than one person to make an office better for the planet. Encourage people to swap one thing for a better each month rather than make them feel bad, encourage them – reward the people who make the effort or find better solutions.The ideas are everywhere but changing behaviour isn’t that easy, so make it easier.One step at a time and one day at a time and by the end of the year you will have everyone on board with you and a better place to work.

  4. antler April 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Continue my lifestyle of using re-used materials as much as possible, riding my bike as primary transport, getting paper products from re-use and thrift stores.. etc..

  5. sechoe20 April 26, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I am currently living in South Korea as an academy Native English Teacher and we do tons to save energy here. Most of us walk to school, and the others arrange to share a cab to and from work everyday because our academy actually awards us when we share transportation. All the toilets are super low flow, so much, in fact, that they ask everyone not to flush any kind of tissue down the toilets! None of the bathroom stalls have tissue receptacles, instead, there is one large receptacle near the sinks (this is so people don’t overuse). Each desk has a box next to it where we put all of our paper trash into for reuse. Some of us opt not to use the academy computers and bring our laptops instead, We use a space heater instead of turning on the heat (space heaters are big here), and we all have task lighting at each of our desks so we don’t have to turn the switches on, we just use the light from outside and the lamps on our desks. What a great way to share energy saving tips from all over the world! I must say Koreans save energy in the strangest ways..

  6. intrigue1 April 25, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Using energy efficient lighting.
    Avoiding printing as much as possible.
    Dual sided prinitng.
    Recycled furniture, paper, pens, pencils, etc.
    Plants to help improve indoor air quality.
    Maximize your time to work more during the daylight hours.
    Eco friendly paint.

  7. cupofkona April 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I look forward to an apartment sized Fuel cell power system.

  8. Kaarelynn April 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    There are so many ways to have a sustainable office whether you are trying to go green or are a new construction or remodel. Whether it is using recycled content furniture, low VOC finishes and furnishings, incorporating daylighting and plants and/or using LED lights, an office can be very sustainable! The perks? Happy, healthy employees and a happy, healthy earth! Sustainability in the office can be taken even further by providing showers/locker rooms for the employees to encourage biking or walking to work instead of using their vehicles. Providing priority parking spots for vehicles that are hybrid or electric is also a possibility. Using soy or water based inks in printers as well as recycled content paper is also a plus. By implementing all or some of these strategies it makes for a much cleaner environment and it also helps educated people. By keeping informed about sustainability we are able to continue help the earth and sustain ourselves.

    I would be absolutely thrilled if I were awarded this chair!! I am a currently a student majoring in Interior Design with a sustainable emphasis and Herman Miller is my favorite company!! They are my favorite company because of their commitment to sustainability from the very beginning. They not only have considered the well-being of our earth, they have made it a priority. They didn’t just decide they wanted to be eco-conscious, they made a commitment and have continued to follow through. Now they even have their 2020 vision of having zero landfill, zero waste, zero VOCs, zero process water use, and 100% green electrical energy use.

  9. CarlC April 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Informal conversations over a potluck/shared lunch.
    Staff share how they made their delicious food from local ingredients, inspire others in local food preparation and bring the values of care and generosity into the workplace that makes doing things clean and green in the office an ‘ofcourse’.

  10. Greg April 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    There is no single thing you can do to make your work environment green, it is the sum of all small things that can be done. From recycling waste, encouraging car pooling, installing EV loading station to discouraging printing, using renewable electricity or even buying carbon compensation credits, possibilities are endless!

  11. Carly April 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    What a great way to encourage more cradle to cradle awareness!

  12. Heather Gilmore April 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I think we should focus our energy on reducing our packaging in products. Eco MV has a line of compostable meat trays in an effort to get rid of Styrofoam! Just think of all of the Styrofoam that could be saved from our landfills if meat and produce were to be packed in compostable packaging. And did I mention its made from wheat stalks!!

  13. Brad Gressel April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    My office has a lot of printers, and I am petitioning to have everything switched to soy based ink. I have also created a Zimride account to encourage my coworkers to carpool to and from our office.

  14. raymirey April 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    To Make my office eco-efficient:

    The Herman Miller chair in this giveaway would be the first step in making my office a green ecofriendly office that is healthier and uses less material from the environment.

    What I will do to green my office:

    *All furniture will be 90-100% recycled including the desk, any chairs or seating, the computer will use bamboo to be more ecofriendly and the bookshelf and 6 drawer organizer will be of recycled material as well.
    *All office tools will be ecofriendly such as 100% recycled paper, refillable ink cartridges, refillable pens, recycled binders, non-toxic highlighters
    * Just like stop start technology in automobiles, my monitor, computer, printer, scanner and hard drives will all turn off automatically when not in use.
    * All lighting will use Light Emitting Diode /LED light bulbs that will only be on for 2-4 hours each day as I do work during the night. Natural Light will be used for all daytime hours.

    * My office will go digital, as I will scan all my papers with the doxie scanner and have the documents online in my Dropbox so I can check the files from any computer in the world, hence saving a lot of paper and reducing my carbon blueprint. I also will tell all clients or companies I work with to send me all files in digital form such as pdf or via email instead of the postal service.

    *All paper used will be recycled and due to my digital content strategy, only a few very important documents or those that are absolutely necessary to print will be printed and doublesided.
    * office cleaning products will be nontoxic and the most natural I can find.
    *Food choices within the office will be more green and vegetarian and without meat.

    *My office is at home so I don’t need to drive anywhere to get to it, reducing my carbon footprint there as well.
    * I will drink fair trade coffee and drinks within the office in reusable cups and bottles.
    *Office does not have air conditioning and heating is very sparingly used only on the coldest winter nights and the heater is very efficient.

    This is all within the office, if I built a new office, the flooring, walls, roofing, cooling and heating systems, natural lighting, etc would be made to the highest energy standards and be LEED certified. Also I would put solar panels on top of the roof to power the office equipment.

    Thanks for your time in reading my ideas and my overall goal is to get my office this eco-efficient and ecofriendly while still having a modern office that can do everything.

    – Raymi

  15. dcr April 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I would find so much more joy in my work, breath more easily, and have a better connection to the physical world if I could just open my office window.

  16. Kristin April 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Print on both sides of paper and when possible send e-mail to avoid printing, make phone calls, and hold conferences via the internet to save energy expenditure associated with travel.

  17. lisamo62 April 25, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Green up the office space with plants. It will boost your mood and the indoor air quality.

  18. lentil April 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I would create a mini kitchen with healthy, fresh groceries for snacks/lunch. Employees could sign up and take turns cooking lunch, thus avoiding having to drive and eat out. Everyone would have freshly prepared food, could be creative with their cooking skills, and have a great reason to eat together. Buying in bulk and avoiding eating out all the time would save money as well.

  19. soulcreates April 25, 2011 at 10:35 am

    As a student I moved to within walking distance to my campus so I wouldn’t have to drive or use public transport. I always take a reusable water bottle and just refill it at a tap. For lectures I take my laptop so I have the powerpoint copy of lecture slides in front of me while I type extra notes…. major benefit of this is I can actually read my lecture notes…. it also saves paper use as everything is on the computer.

  20. skippypt April 25, 2011 at 9:18 am

    To make our office greener and healthier we have done the following (though we’ve done these for a long time really):
    – defaulted printers to double sided, and promote 2 pages per side for internal documents,
    – all scrap paper is collected and turned into scratch pads,
    – promote a flexible working hours environment, allowing people to commute at off peak times and encourage alternative methods of transportation, public transit and riding to work,
    – we all have the ability to work from home, (which is also great during winter weather),
    – we encourage conference calls and online meetings with our project teams whenever possible,

  21. sayurihamada April 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

    avoid printing as much as possible. It´s amazing how this simple action does alot both for improving your waste amount of trees and trash.

  22. nick driver April 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Take a nap! You can turn off he lights, power down the computer, use the mute button button on your phone. It saves energy, makes for a better workplave, and best of all, it’s free!

  23. milkshakemark April 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Don’t have an office, work from home!

  24. purplelover04 April 25, 2011 at 5:35 am

    The Best way to saver money and be green is to get a green computer and printer and i have saved alot of money and it makes feel great that im know That i am saving energy. thanks for all the giveaways this week it been so fun.

  25. shrubitup April 25, 2011 at 1:52 am

    move the office outside as much as possible! get out of the chair and into the fresh air every couple of hours to refresh, revive, and reset. then get back to the chair and back to work!

  26. ecoproductions April 25, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Tips that work for me in Costa Mesa California:

    1. I work from home and am doing a masters online. I use conference calls and webex often rather than driving.

    2. I have the Smart Strip that keeps my desktop appliances from sucking energy when they’re not in use.

    3. I’m borrowing a Herman Miller chair (Aeron – wonderful!).

    4. My toilets are all dual flush.

    5. My coffee and tea is Fair trade and organic.

    6. My food scraps go in the compost which then goes into our condo garden of low water plants.

    7. My dad makes my bio diesel from the used oil at our friend’s local restaurant.

    8. I use daylight during the day to work by.

    Hope these tips help :)

  27. maggarcj April 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Sunlamps for increased energy and better mood.

  28. Daniel Blaustein-Rejto April 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Move on! Replace that desktop with a laptop. You’ll use at least 50% less energy and think of all that space you’ll save! Just make sure to leave the old computer with a recycler that doesn’t ship it off overseas or to the landfill.

  29. ryanbjorkquist April 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    yes, please

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