At this very moment, everyone around the world is practicing responsible social distancing in a collective effort to prevent the spread of germs. Although these times can feel uncertain and create anxiety, for most it is reassuring to digitally connect with friends and family and safely quarantine in the comfort of your home.
Smart cities unite people through high-speed technology and connectivity. As cities continue to inspire their own cultures, create personal opportunities, and remain where business headquarters are located, cities are shaping key experiences for the many different people who call them home. Inspired by the city of today and the cities of tomorrow, one company has created a carpet system that highlights the urban environments of the future, made in a sustainable way.
An interactive, large-scale sculpture built almost entirely from upcycled materials by Brooklyn-based artist Basia Goszczynska, Overflow represents plastic pollution in our oceans while celebrating ingenious recycling technologies that help minimize our waste stream. The work serves as a “canary in a coal mine,” warning us about what will become of our oceans if we fail to take responsibility for our waste.
CALHOUN, Ga., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to ensure the safety of their staff working in communities greatly impacted by COVID-19. The effort helps ensure staff feel safe and comfortable while continuing to care for and protect animals across the country.
Mohawk believes that in order to create a more sustainable future, education of sustainability and textile design must go hand in hand by engaging designers of the future. In this spirit, a project was developed in partnership with Mohawk Group and The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Department of Design Professor Rebekah Matheny. Positioned within an introductory level Interior Finish Materials course, this project explores the design process and theoretical design concepts for a carpet that would mitigate waste.
DULUTH, Ga., May 8, 2020,/3BL Media/–Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce Mohawk Industries will donate Mohawk Group commercial carpeting to three deserving schools as part of the Georgia United Foundation 2020 School Crashers® program. Mohawk’s generous donation will provide carpeting for media centers at Avondale Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Additionally, New Hope Middle School in Dalton will receive carpeting as part of a new sensory room for students with autism and special needs.
The Living Future 2020 Online Conference is the world’s premier green building event. The theme of “Sustaining Hope Within Crisis,” originally intended to reflect the climate emergency, is even more relevant in light of current events. Coming together as a community is paramount to creating a collective message of hope.
Selecting responsible and sustainable buildings products continues to be a thorn in the side of well-meaning project teams, hampering industry progress toward both human health outcomes and climate-friendly building materials.