As avid environmentalists, The Refinishing Touch is always thrilled to see the green practices being implemented – and even invented – throughout the higher education industry. Thus, over the course of ten months, we happily followed along as the Huffington Post chronicled a variety of views on the role universities and colleges play in global environmental awareness and action.
To wrap-up the series, Ruth A. Johnston spoke with the University of Washington – specifically its key sustainable players including and Sandra Archibald, Lisa Graumlich, V’Ella Warren. Each of these women have at least one foot in sustainability, and were able to share some powerful insights.
Graumlich highlighted the importance of collaboration between students, faculty, community members and programs and the buildings within which they all learn. In order to effectively facilitate sustainable collaboration, every aspect of campus living must be considered.
Education officials understand this, however, often-times on-campus housing and facility renovations are looked upon as expensive and environmentally harmful – an insurmountable green challenge. On the contrary, a process such as our furniture asset management eliminates the need to replace existing pieces, eradicating harmful landfill waste, utilizes low-VOC lacquers, and greatly reduces carbon emissions on campuses across North America.
Warren emphasized that ”sustainability must be integrated with the core values of the institution.” The idea that sustainable living can be implemented from the ground-up is one that The Refinishing Touch fully supports, and we’re proud to be a part of bringing it to life.
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