Antiques are Green
Antiques are Green.org was launched by Nigel Worboys in September 2009 “to promote the green credentials of antiques”. This not-for-profit campaign aims is to get antiques recognised for their genuine green credentials “sustainable, re-usable and re-saleable”.
The importance of protecting the environment cannot be understated. The environment is not ours to destroy, but something which we have been given to protect for future generations. The “green movement” has focused on achieving this goal by reducing fossil fuel emissions and preventing deforestation. These endeavours have made huge inroads, but as a world we need to consume less and reuse more - “antiques are a perfect way to take the green movement into our homes”.
As more consumers become sensitive to green issues it is hoped that this will help boost trade and help consumers realise they are making a genuinely green purchase. Antiques are a great buy, good value for money and a very enjoyable, sustainable purchase. This web site brings together a wide selection of items offered from all types of businesses, which will continue to be added to. Future development of the site is also planned. In September 2010 the antiques trade commissioned a carbon footprint analysis of an antique chest of drawers against its modern equivalent - the results speak for themselves-the new item had a carbon footprint 16 times higher than the antique.
Antiques are Green.org is free to join and is open to anyone or any business involved with antiques, who wants to be a part of this project. Our logo, which was selected by an on-line vote will act as a "green indicator" to anyone browsing the world of antiques for the first time and reassure anyone making a purchase. When joining Antiques are Green.org, members are given the Antiques are Green logo in various electronic formats , so itcan be used on websites, advertisements, stationery, labels, in fact anywhere within the antiques environment. It is hoped that consumers will start to recognise the logo and subsequently search for stores, fairs and auctions and items through the site.
It is hoped that this campaign will continue to grow from strength to strength with your help and support. Visit the website, join, buy, sell and restore antiques and tell your friends. This small step will help to protect the environment for future generations and help the prosperous continuation of the antiques trade-please become a part of it and join today.
the antiques trade gazette article
antiques are green