sustainable furniture http://nhpr.org en 4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard http://nhpr.org/post/42114-why-we-make-things-bowling-fast-food-lincolns-beard <p></p><p><em>Things </em>are important. They help us get places, allow us to sit back and relax, provide entertainment, memories, sustenance, and warmth. I used to vow intense dislike for the word "things" (<em>"It's so vague; what does it mean?!"</em>).&nbsp;But truthfully, things - and the many uses of the word - are important. On today's Word of Mouth, we're exploring a lot of things. Really. From making to eating to growing, things can do so much for us. Hop on the "thing" bandwagon and listen up. As Oprah would say, "<em>You get a new thing! You get a new thing! Yes, you get a new thing!</em>"</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:27:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 47123 at http://nhpr.org 4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard Are There Certain Brands or Retail Stores That Offer Sustainable Furniture Options? http://nhpr.org/post/are-there-certain-brands-or-retail-stores-offer-sustainable-furniture-options <P><STRONG>EarthTalk®<BR>E - The Environmental Magazine</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><U>Dear EarthTalk</U></STRONG><STRONG>: Are there certain brands or retail stores where sustainable furniture options can be had? And what should I look for when shopping for greener furniture?&nbsp; </STRONG><EM>-- W. Cary, Trenton, NJ</EM><BR><BR>While we now opt often for greener cars, appliances, household cleaners and food to up the sustainability quotient of our lifestyles, the furniture we spend all day and night in close contact with is often far from eco-friendly. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:38:51 +0000 11922 at http://nhpr.org Are There Certain Brands or Retail Stores That Offer Sustainable Furniture Options?