"Greening the Cube"


Grist magazine recently released an article ("Greening the Cube: Eco-friendly furniture meets the cubicle culture"), by Joel Makower breaking down the path towards a green office environment. The environmental mag—which we have credited in the past for articles on wealth and its effect on the consumer environment scale and chicken farming, answers questions such as "Why bother with green furniture?, "What environmental harm could office furniture possibly cause?", and "So how do you choose green furniture?". According to Makower, it is much easier to find green office products now—companies including Knoll, Steelcase, and Herman Miller have progressive environmental programs. Herman Miller's Ethospace System, shown here, is one example. Ethospace sports 100 percent recyclable steel frames, no VOCs, and sustainable wood from managed forest resources. ::Grist