This wooden table lamp has been skillfully handcrafted from sustainable Mango wood. Each holds its unique individual charm and character.
The Mango trees are initially grown for their fruit and harvested over a number of years. Once the trees have stopped bearing fruit, they can be cut down and used to make our wooden pieces including this stunning wood table lamp. This allows farmers to plant more trees and provides them with a supplementary income. No waste.
Have a look at our bespoke lampshades collection or please do get in touch for a unique lampshade made with a fabric of your choice.
All lighting meets with CE (Conformity Europe) approval.
This table lamp will need an E27 40watt screw in bulb
Have a read here, about the magical Mango Wood Tree
What Is Environmental Sustainability?
According to the United Nations (UN) World Commission on Environment and Development, environmental sustainability is about acting in a way that ensures future generations have the natural resources available to live an equal, if not better, way of life as current generations.
While it may not be universally accepted, the UN’s definition is pretty standard and has been expanded over the years to include perspectives on human needs and well-being, including non-economic variables, such as education and health, clean air and water, and the protection of natural beauty.
- Alternate definition: Environmental sustainability is the capacity to improve the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the earth’s supporting ecosystems.
- Alternate definition: Environmental sustainability is about stabilizing the currently disruptive relationship between earth’s two most complex systems: human culture and the living world.
The first alternate definition comes from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the work of which is driven by the fact that global production and consumption patterns are destroying nature at persistent and dangerously high rates.2
As populations have increased and we have relied on the Earth’s natural resources—such as minerals, petroleum, coal, gas, and more—the Earth’s biodiversity and creatures, from birds to insects to mammals, have declined in number.
The second alternate definition was provided by environmentalist Paul Hawken, who has written about the realization (and the science behind it) that we are using and destroying the earth’s resources faster than they can be regenerated and replenished.
How Environmental Sustainability Works
The varying definitions of environmental sustainability generally lead to more questions about what role humans should play. For example, as an evolutionary species, how should we change the way we live and conduct business on this planet to ensure it’s sustainable for future generations?
Many also wonder if it’s possible to utilize business as the catalyzing force behind this change because financial success can be tied to ecological and societal success, and vice versa. Individuals have a role to play, but so do institutions that contribute to the cause on a larger scale. The ways in which we can all live more sustainably can take many forms, such as:
- Reorganizing living conditions in the form of eco-villages, eco-municipalities, and sustainable cities
- Reappraising economic sectors (permaculture, green building, sustainable agriculture) or work practices, such as sustainable architecture
- Developing new technologies (green technologies, renewable energy, etc.)
- Making adjustments in individual lifestyles that conserve natural resources