The global community may disagree on issues ranging from economics to religion to politics — as evident in articles on virtually any international news site.
But when it comes to global warming and resulting heat waves, floods and drought? It’s a common concern — and it’s why nearly 200 nations just came together in Qatar in a U.N.-led effort to find solutions to slow the process, which is wreaking havoc in our world.
Despite attention to greenhouse gas emissions, the burning of fossil fuels and combustion of carbon-based fuels is a real threat. One study, according to Reuters, predicts a 2.6-percent rise in greenhouse gas emissions this year — and that’s despite a slowdown in the economy and production.
Earlier this month, the countries agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some countries. However, the pact only covers about 15 percent of emissions worldwide.
The U.N. may be the only entity that can work to prevent global warming on a broader, international scale. But these exact environmental issues have long been behind what The Refinishing Touch factors into its mission: cost-efficient and visually-appealing alternatives to furniture. Our innovative process reduces impact on Mother Nature and our clients’ bottom line by using budget-friendly existing assets.
Clients such as hoteliers, colleges and universities, businesses and government agencies who opt for sustainable methods — transforming existing furniture into new, functional, attractive pieces — are part of the solution, not part of the problem. And reduce their costs, to boot.
The Refinishing Touch is proud to serve these smart, environmentally conscious clients. Our innovative approach to furniture refinishing, reupholstering and remanufacturing makes a difference: cutting carbon emissions by up to 90 percent and slashing project costs by an average of 80 percent, when compared with buying new furniture.
We are doing what we can here at home, and will continue to proudly serve clients looking outside the box to greener pastures.