HAPPY EARTH WEDNESDAY INHABITAT READERS!
What better way to celebrate Earth Week (and give your living space a little bit of extra oopmh) than by adding a plush rug to your home – especially one you can get for free? If you’ve been keeping up with Inhabitat, you probably know that we’re teaming up with MBDC to celebrate the Earth this week in a big way by offering up sweet prizes like a handy cleaning package from Method and Casabella and a comfy Eco-Wise wool throw from Pendelton- and now we’re adding our newest prize, this Shaw Ultra Shag Area Rug, in the color of your choice! We’re giving one away to a very lucky reader so enter today – your feet will thank you for it!
TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
1. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE > (If you are not already a subscriber). We’ll be announcing all the winners of our Earth Week Giveaway in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find out if you won, you’ll need to receive it in order to claim your prize!
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3. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and share your best tip on how we can make our homes greener and healthier places to live. The deadline for this fabulous giveaway is Monday, April 24th. We’ll pick the comment we like best and announce the winner in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up!
It’s chic, it’s retro, it’s soft and it’s plush! The Ultra Shag fits with just about any decor, providing a fresh burst of color with a crisp recyclable nylon construction. Each rug is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver and made from a recyclable Type 6 Nylon that will be collected by Shaw to put back into new carpet. On the underside of each rug you can find a phone number to call for recycling collection through Shaw’s program. Each year Shaw keeps 300 million pounds of carpets from hitting already overflowing landfills.
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.