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At Room & Board, we believe supporting community organizations whose values and philosophies are similar to ours is an important part of our overall well being.

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When choosing a local community partner, it was a natural fit for Room & Board South Coast Plaza to support the Environmental Nature Center, given their dedication to ecological responsibility, sustainable practices, and environmental education.

“It’s a commitment we share here at Room & Board, where we work almost entirely with American vendors who use natural materials from sustainable resources to craft beautiful furnishings and accessories,” Retail Manager Scott Jussila said. “Both we and ENC believe that small actions can lead to big changes. Whether it’s educating our customers on where our furniture is from or teaching kids how to best care for their environment, together we are making a difference.”

The store recently hosted an event with special guest Wayne Inouye to celebrate sustainable design and support ENC’s mission. Wayne led an inspiring conversation about sustainable architecture and discussed his most recent project: designing a LEED Platinum home in Corona del Mar that was furnished by Room & Board. At the end of the evening, the store presented ENC with a $25,000 donation to support their environmental education programs.


ENC event

“We are very proud that Room & Board is our local community partner,” ENC Executive Director Bo Glover told guests. “They’re a good corporate citizen with a strong commitment to sustainability. They practice what we preach.”

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