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Green Carpeting

Many manufacturers have polyester carpeting made of recycled fibers from plastic bottles. 

Shaw Floors, http://www.shawfloors.com/ recycles nylon carpet and makes it into new carpet. Such products are just as strong, plush, and colorful as non-recycled ones, for the same price. 

Look for the Green Label Plus Indoor Air Quality symbol to verify that the carpet you’re considering is low-VOC and won’t emit harmful gases into your home’s air.

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

We will be discussing The Descendants, Kaui Hart Hemmings at tmorrow's Tinley Tomes book discussion. All are welcome to attend. If you have read the book, great! Even if you have just seen the movie please join us. There is no pressure to participate, and stay only as long as you want. This is just for fun, we are not literary scholars here.

STAFF REVIEW- Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde is a mystery set in the future with lots of wordplay and British wit. Centuries earlier, color perception was affected so that the elite are those who see the most hues. Edward Russet, an upper class wannabe, has to do community service at another village, and becomes embroiled there in murder and politics, perhaps even a revolution. --Paul, Adult Reference

STAFF REVIEW- Life Itself by Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert tells his life story, from high school newspaperman to respected film critic and writer.  He doesn’t shy away from the more unpleasant aspects of his story; the last chapter is especially powerful in its honesty.  This is a great read if you’re looking for an inspirational tale with some inside Hollywood lore thrown in.  --Susan, Administration

Brush with a Conscience

Visit www.preserveproducts.com which features toothbrushes with handles made from recycled yogurt cups.  Each comes in a “mail back pack,” which doubles as a prepaid return envelope.  When you’re ready for a new brush, put the old one back into its package, drop it in the mail and rest easy knowing it will be recycled by Preserve instead of tossed into a landfill.

Shades of Green

Sustainable- This label applies when an item is produced in ways that minimize its environmental impact, whether it’s made in a solar-powered factory or uses renewable resources or biodegradable packaging.

Naturally Derived- It’s a term used for a product whose raw materials come from a natural source, such as botanicals and fruit extracts, but have been chemically altered to make the formulation.

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