Tag Archives: Urban Floor

Grow, Grow, Grow!

We were born to grow and build. Even with Lego® when we were kids.

 

According to USA.gov, the United States government’s official web portal, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are:

  1. Drink Less Alcohol
  2. Eat Healthy Food
  3. Get a Better Education
  4. Get a Better Job
  5. Get Fit 
  6. Lose Weight
  7. Manage Debt
  8. Manage Stress
  9. Quit Smoking
  10. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  11. Save Money
  12. Take a Trip
  13. Volunteer to Help Others

What are your New Year’s resolutions?  How are you going to grow in 2012 to be a better person, a better company, a better coach, a better mom or dad, a better friend, a better husband or wife, a better cook in the kitchen, a better mentor, a better…  a better whomever you are and whatever you do.

I ran across a quote from the late Jim Rohn that said “I used to say I will take care of you if you will take care of me.  Now I say I will take care of me for you if you will take care of you for me.”

A friend of mine posted this blog on facebook from the Harvard Business Review which provoked me to type this up.  We all see year after year the standard resolutions for the new year.  They’re basically the same each year.  The question is how can you grow and stand out from the crowd and not just be the same? Food for thought.

At the end of the day we all deal with life.  It’s an up and down roller coaster!  Don’t let your highs be too high or your lows too low.  High or low is gonna happen no matter what!  How you react to any situation is the outcome of any situation.  Balance is key.

Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.  All of us at Urban Floor wish you a loving and prosperous 2012!  Work, work and work at your best with passion!  Happy New Year 2012!  Whoever you are and whatever you do…  be your BEST!

Personally and professionally strive to Grow, Grow, Grow!

PS.  This blog had nothing to do with flooring and Urban Floor is a flooring company.  So here is a shameless promotion plug: Urban Floor  hehe *wink*wink* ;)

Contest: Facebook Like Us Sweepstakes

On November 21, 2011 Urban Floor ran it’s first online sweepstakes on Facebook. Entries were accepted until December 20, 2011. The lucky winner was Colleen Hallisey from Wuburn, Massachusetts. Thank you everyone that participated and be on the lookout in 2012 for more exciting contests!

Winner Dec 2011

 

 

Can the use of wood as a building material provide substantial economic and environmental benefits? You betcha it can!

Urbanfloor provides sustainable products by acquiring raw materials from ecologically well-managed forests and suppliers. 

The U.S.D.A. Forest Service recently released a report summarizing the scientific findings that support the environmental and economical benefits of using wood and wood products in green building construction.

According to the USDA Forest Service, “The use of forest products in the United States supports more than a million direct jobs and contributes more than $100 billion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.  The sustainable use of wood products supports forests, jobs, national income, and a healthy environment.  It also contributes to green building by reducing environmental burdens with constructing, operating, and decommisioning many other types of buildings.”

So how can using wood products be better for our environment?

Let’s look at some facts from industry peers and published reports:

  • Using wood plays an important role in mitigating climate change and is a renewable resource.
  • Harvesting, transporting, manufacturing, and using wood in lumber and panel products contributes to reducing air emissions and greenhouse gases (GHG).
  • North American forests help with climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere however what many don’t know is using wood products continue to store carbon dioxide, keeping it out of the atmosphere in the first place and indefinitely.
  • Less environmental emissions to construct commercial and residential buildings using wood than using concrete and steel.
  • Fossil Fuel consumption which contributes to increased GHG emissions into the atmosphere and quantities of solid waste tend to be less in the manufacture process of wood products.
  • Over 100 years, net GHG emissions are 20%-50% less than alternative construction materials such as steel and concrete.

These are just a few examples but we don’t want to bore you with a huge list.  Take a look at the full USDA Forest Service report HERE

What are your opinions?  Leave us a comment and share your thoughts.

Plugin from the creators of Brindes Personalizados :: More at Plulz Wordpress Plugins