Exton, Pa.—Nature Flooring has long touted its environmental stewardship. On May 16, it put its words into action by planting trees at Wangari Gardens in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2012, Wangari Gardens is designed, created and sustained by the community for the non-profit benefit of local residents.
The trees are the latest addition to the Wangari Gardens’ effort to create a green oasis at the crossroads of Irving Street, Kenyon Street and Park Place NE in urban Washington, D.C. Species of trees included are Weeping Willow, Santa Rosa Cherry, Magnolia Tree, Sugar Maple and Willow Oak.
“As founder of the Greenbelt Movement, Wangari Maathai of Kenya (professor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) was instrumental in inspiring others to conserve the environment for a greener, cleaner world,” said Raymond Zhu, a Nature Flooring spokesman. “We promise to plant more trees for a blue sky for our next generation.”
The Wangari Gardens planting is another step in Nature Flooring’s commitment to sustainable development and forest protection, Zhu said. Its parent company, Nature Home of China, has planted more than 20 species of ecological forests in China and Peru. The company, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is serving as the zero-carbon partner of 2015 Milano Expo. Nature Flooring is a core member of the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Forest & Trade Network.
“With each tree planted, we undertake the social responsibility for sustaining our world,” Zhu said. “We guarantee our safer and healthy hardwood flooring to American customers through our green management.”
Nature Flooring said all of its products are responsibly harvested to ensure they are legally sourced and logged, and comply with formaldehyde emission standards set forth by the SGS Consumer Testing Services/California Air Resources Board (CARB). Nature Flooring meets standards set by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, the world’s largest forest certification system. The company was the first Chinese hardwood flooring manufacturer to earn Forest Stewardship Council certification, signifying its products come from well-managed forests.