July 29, 2009
Working in the Earth Smart Store, we have come to realize that 80% of what we do is educate people on the products and technologies used to produced the products in the store. What makes the products green and different from other products? Why should they purchase green products over others etc.
In the course of one of my frequent tours around the store I explained to an older woman that EcNow Tech will compost 25 tons of waste this year which would have ended up in the landfill. She walked over to me and gave me a huge hug and said, “Thank you for everything you do!”. We have a constant flow of people coming through the store thanking us for offering the products in the community. We of course are thankful to our customers for giving us the opportunity. When we lock up each night we are also thankful that we’re doing our part to make the world a better place.
July 9, 2009
The Earth Smart Store is connected with a local craftsman who saves old barns which are going to be demolished or destroyed and turns the wood into useful products. We embraced the idea and are working with him to develop innovative products from the old barn wood materials.
We are pleased to offer products made from the wood from a barn built in 1910 at the Earth Smart Store. Below is a picture of an Adirondack Chair and table made from the old growth timbers used to build the barn. Each item comes with a placque which details the history of the family and barn.
Products made from the old barn wood:
- Kitchen utensil holders
- Adirondack Chairs
- Custom frames with custom framing available
- Party plates (flat plates which hold a glass of wine and appetizers at parties)
- Business card holders
- More products on the way!
As EcNow Tech has expanded we recently found an ideal location with a larger warehouse which also happens to have a storefront right next to the Corvallis Farmers Market. We made the decision in June of 2009 to open our doors to the general public to enable them to purchase compostable products for the home. The Earth Smart Store grand opening occurred on June 27th and offers a wide array of green products to our customers including:
- Compostable food service items such as cups, plates, utensils, bags
- Environmentally friendly products for the home such as G-Diapers (flushable non-oil based diapers), green cleaners, organic cotton products, recycled glass products, countertop composters, non-tree papers and cards (with wildflower seeds embedded so that you can plant the card after it is read).
- Green building products. Cork, Corkoleum and Hardwood flooring. Osmo wood finish products.
- Green gifts made from compostable, natural and recycled materials
Please stop by for a visit and turn your summer barbecues, weddings, events green !!! This year we will compost 20 tons of waste which would have ended up in the landfill !
The Earth Smart Store
160 NW Jackson Ave
Corvallis Oregon 97333