Sustainability is a cornerstone of our business, and Earth Day gives us a chance to reflect on our commitment to the environment.
We consider sustainability in everything we do. It starts with trend-proof designs that have an enduring place in your home, helping combat the nearly 10,000 tons of furniture that goes to landfills annually. More than 90% of our products are made in America using top-quality U.S. and imported materials, which reduces the distance our products travel. And we work with our manufacturing partners to seek out innovative, high-quality materials.
We also contribute to and work with organizations across the country to help support planet-friendly initiatives. From planting trees to helping to sponsor educational events, we’re taking action on Earth Day—and every day.
Through our Community Partnership Program, Room & Board staff members are given the opportunity to partner with nonprofit organizations in their area. Some of our teams have chosen to work with groups that focus on sustainability and the environment, including:
- Environmental Nature Center (California)
- Palos Verdes Peninsular Land Conservancy (California)
- San Francisco Parks Alliance (California)
- Parks & People Foundation (Maryland)
- Teaneck Creek Conservancy (New Jersey)
Room & Board also supports national or international nonprofit organizations doing good work on issues that impact the environment.
The Nature Conservancy
Room & Board works with this global environmental nonprofit in several ways. We are financial supporters, have provided volunteer hours for tree planting efforts and we are funding a summer intern for their program.
Sustainable Furnishings Council
We are a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council whose mission is to help companies reduce their environmental footprints as they grow, and to help consumers find healthy furnishings.
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
We actively search for new groups with which to work and this year we began partnering with Climate Generation. Like Room & Board, famed polar explorer Will Steger calls Minnesota home. This organization is working to advance climate change education and effective policy advocacy to address and seek equitable solutions to this critical issue.
We invite you to check out the organizations mentioned above or seek out opportunities in your own area. When we all work together, we can make the planet a better place.