Urban Hardwoods is a furniture company who harvest solely urban trees that have reached the end of their lives. The trees they harvest would otherwise wind up as mulch or be landfilled, a destiny unworthy of their quality. They’re also exploiting a niche for high end hardwood furniture that would otherwise require seeking out timber in the forest, an increasingly scarce resource. (via Worldchanging)
Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com
TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.
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