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Discover Blog - Better World posts

Our Discover blog is all about what inspires us and what we hope will inspire you and all the members of the Herman Miller community.

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Yellowstone: Making Good on a 1953 Promise
Our 1953 promise to “be a good steward of the environment” put Herman Miller on a path toward helping Yellowstone Park. As the first national park, Yellowstone is often referred to as “America’s best idea.” A national...
Oct 14, 2011 9:43 AM ET
Good Stewards: Taking Celle Apart
“We will be a good steward of the environment,” was the promise made by Herman Miller founder, D.J. DePree, in 1953. Living up to this sometimes means investing time and money into solving a problem that doesn’t occur until a product is at the end of its life-cycle. ...
Sep 27, 2011 1:36 PM ET
Merchants of Virtue: A Look at How We Design for the Environment
We design products with consideration for their environmental impact. Sometimes it’s straightforward—usually it’s not. But that doesn’t matter because we believe it’s the right thing to do. Merchants of Virtue, a new book by independent journalist and writer...
Sep 13, 2011 2:00 PM ET
Sustainability in Houston, in 20 slides
By John Kim "We spend 19% of our money on cars." Get your attention? I know it got mine. That is the beauty of Pecha Kucha: 20 seconds per slide and only 20 slides is just 400 seconds to tell your story. Grab the audience’s attention early, move quickly, and be...
Jun 7, 2011 10:12 AM ET
rePurpose: Recycling at its Best
Do you know that Herman Miller has a program that arranges for companies to donate its used furniture to charitable organizations? It’s called rePurpose and it’s recycling at its very best. The purpose of the rePurpose program is to keep used furniture out of landfills. But it...
May 2, 2011 9:58 AM ET