Earth Day 2012 Featured Companies

/ 19/04/2012 /

Earth Day 2012Re:sourxe is focusing on Earth Day this year as a special opportunity to promote sustainability.

 

This is part of greater practice of exercising responsibility and being conscious of our effect on people and the planet. On the individual level, this means supporting hospital management and employees. On the community level, it means making eco-conscious choices for Re:sourxe stores, kiosks, and other facilities.

 

As part of our Earth Day efforts, we are featuring products made with highly renewable materials, such as bamboo (which we have detailed HERE); and we are featuring products from suppliers whose sustainability efforts complement ours.

 

Potting Shed Creations, Ltd.

 

Aside from observing Earth Day, we are also celebrating spring! Scatter gardens and rice hull gardens from Potting Shed Creations help us do both.

 

The Rice Hull Gardens are complete container gardens in 100 percent biodegradable pots made from rice hulls and other renewable grain husks. The pots, made for use indoors or out, will retain their beautiful shape and texture for about 5 years before breaking down naturally.

 

Scatter Gardens are eco-friendly bags with seeds that will grow into vibrant, colorful flower collections. The seeds are made to be scattered and watered – a quick and easy way to create a natural habitat for butterflies and birds. 

 

The Bamboo Collection is a series of organic flowers and herbs in bamboo pots. Lacquered, hand-crafted by artisans, and made of all-natural materials, these bamboo pots are a lovely testament to contemporary design and good stewardship of the Earth's resources.

 

From the Potting Shed Creations website:

“In terms of sustainability, our materials are sourced with eco-friendly ingredients and because our products contain as much natural material as possible, they have an innate aesthetic that requires minimal packaging.”

 

J.R. Watkins

 

From their website:

“...Watkins has been America's pioneer in natural living since 1868. As America's original natural apothecary manufacturer, Watkins uses only the finest natural ingredients in its diverse lines of personal care, home care, remedies, and organic flavorings.”

A company that adheres to their well-established standards of social and environmental responsibility, Watkins creates personal care items that are eco-friendly, using natural ingredients from renewable resources, free of chemicals like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and more. Their products and packaging methods use sustainable practices.

 

J.R. Watkins’ products are well-suited to promoting both Earth Day and patient care.

 

Re:sourxe Discount: 20% Off Retail

 

As part of our commitment to promoting Earth-friendly products, the above – Potting Shed and Watkins items – along with other items such as eco cups and reusable shopping bags, will be offered to our customers for 20 percent off retail.

 

Happy Earth Day -- and now Earth Week -- from Re:sourxe by Sodexo!