On the 40th celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to highlight the continuing environmental damage done from logging today – and the heritage of environmental destruction that occurred in Michigan more than 100 years ago. It was that dramatic level of logging across Michigan that led to our raw material being available after more than a century.
It is now well known just how destructive deforestation is to the Amazon basin. Though it is down 51% from last year, we are still losing an incredible amount of biodiversity that can never be reclaimed. Unsustainable harvesting continues across the globe.
But it wasn’t that long ago that Michigan went through similar levels of deforestation. We may not have had the same biodiversity as the Amazon, but the land was just as devastated.
Our forests today look dramatically different than those we would have found before the first wave of logging. Selling sustainable furniture is all we do. But for any wood product purchases you need to make, make sure that they are made from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources.
Happy Earth Day!