My name is Dustin, and in the near future, I'll be helping my friend Karen Totino by authoring the blog here at Green-conscience.com. As a big fan of the store and what it represents, I'm excited to engage with the Saratoga community and beyond in discussing the ins and outs of sustainable living and its benefits for both personal health and the environment. I have a number of interesting topic series in mind, though I'm also looking forward to hearing what our readers are interested in discussing. It's my hope that we can establish a vibrant and engaging community of like-minded individuals who will find as much to enjoy at Green Conscience as I do.
To begin this series, I want to talk for a minute about one of my favorite things at Green Conscience, a topic with which I have a bit more experience than most. The reclaimed lumber that Karen sells at Green Conscience might just be the ultimate example of upcycling. Previously used in bleacher benches, barn beams and antiquarian houses from all over the northeast, this wood has been aged in the most natural way possible, revealing a finish and patina that can't be matched by newer woods. Reclaimed piece by piece, each stock of wood is unique, with its own distinct history.
The sustainability implications of reclaimed lumber are immense. Aside from transport, nearly all of the supply side elements that give wood its carbon footprint are removed. When you buy reclaimed lumber from Green Conscience, you're leaving a tree untouched in the forest. Beyond that, you're keeping the carbon emissions from one more set of logging machines and trucks out of the air.
Hi! I'm Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home. I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of our posts, so comment away! One of my goals is to get the community discussing some of these eco topics, and hopefully help each other out!