Earth Day – Is it Green?

History may record that blacksmith’s were the first environmentalists. Using nothing more than scrap iron, brute force and fire these craftsmen hand forged the necessities of life centuries ago. Bench made, hammered horse shoes, wagon wheels and oxen yokes required only human energy long before anyone wondered about the sustainability of the planet and its resources.

Recycling came into vogue in the late sixties and early seventies, fostering the modern movement toward the greening of the globe. Average Joe’s responded to the call by saving and recycling cans… the energy saved by recycling one aluminum can is enough to run a television for three hours.

Smelted to produce molten aluminum, with no change in the metal, it became one of the most efficient and widely “re-used” materials in the world. Iron and steel follow a similar re-processing path – fired from scrap to prime – without downgrading quality, and it can be done repeatedly. Eureka! We all became a little more ecologically enlightened and smoke belching factories disappeared like dinosaurs.

We’re proud to have manufacturing alliances with companies that take this stuff seriously…like the folks at Stone County Iron Works, who believe in green practices, recycled materials and words like “non toxic.” Their hand forged iron furniture, seating, tables, home décor, lamps, fireplace tools and more are the benchmark for everlasting quality. And they do it the old-fashioned way…with manpower versus machine.

Celebrate the 42nd Annual Earth Day on April 22nd. Save a tree, a kilowatt and a way of life. Green is the color of good earth works.

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