Living green reflects your commitment to conserving resources, reducing your carbon foot print and living sustainably. Redwood makes it easy to be green without sacrificing quality or elegance. Redwood is renewable and recyclable, and cleaner to produce than composites or plastics.
Redwood is grown and harvested in accordance with the highest environmental standards in the world, tapping the sun for energy and soaking in California’s famed North Coast fog. Roughly 90 percent of all product-producing redwood forests are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Plus, using redwood is a great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plastics and composites rely on chemical resins and fossil fuels that release carbon and increase emissions. Trees, however, take carbon out of the air and store it in wood fiber. Lumber keeps that carbon safely out of the atmosphere and helps reduce emissions. A redwood deck can store more than a half-ton of carbon, giving you a carbon footprint you can stand on.