This issue, CDG Builders has decided to “go green” and take a step back in honor of Earth Day, 2013. On April 22nd, millions all over the globe celebrated a day dedicated to environmental protection-a day of planting trees, picking up roadside trash, and celebrating the environment.
The cultural phenomenon of “going green” started well over a decade ago. In recent years, however, momentum has increased, sprouting a green umbrella that encompasses far more than biodegradable potato chip bags and compact fluorescents. The practice of green living, using products that do not exhaust earth’s resources, has formed roots in the construction industry as well. Sustainable building is now on the rise, reducing the overall impact of the built environment on the natural environment as well as overall human health. (continued.)