As the sun starts shining long into the evenings, odds are you feel the call of your backyard or patio for some high-grade hanging out. Plants are awesome, especially native pollinator plants, but they’re not the only way to make your outdoor space a little greener. These FSC-certified goods will get you ready to relax, and entertain, in a whole new forest-friendly way this summer.
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Whether you’re looking to pull up a chair or just want something sturdy to rest that refreshing happy hour drink on, Pottery Barn’s Abbott 36″ Concrete & FSC-certified Acacia Round Bistro Table has the versatility to morph into either. The flat top is held up by sustainably harvested acacia wood legs that come with adjustable levelers to adapt to all sorts of grounds, meaning you can kick back without a wobble in sight.
There’s no better way to put your feet up than having plenty of space to stretch out, with cushy comfort to match. The Indo FSC Eucalyptus Double Chaise Lounge with Wheels from Pottery Barn should be at the centre of your relaxation plan, with its base crafted from sustainable wood. Plus, this lounger—big enough for two but perfect for one if you’re feeling luxurious—is covered in water-repellent Sunbrella fabric, so there won’t be a drop of moisture to disturb your peace and quiet.
If you have a musical side, bring some artistry to your chilling out by taking the FSC-certified Concert Uke for an outdoor strum. No need to leave your lounge spot either, you can just recline and bust out a tune on this masterfully crafted instrument made with responsibly sourced mahogany. Makers Martin & Co. have been in the game since 1833, so it’s safe to say they know their way around a string or two.
Those in the Ottawa area with a passion for mixing sweet and savoury will see had their dreams come true thanks to On the Bend’s Maple BBQ Sauce. This tasty FSC-certified product might just become your backyard go-to when looking to bring a little something extra to that pork, chicken or tofu, thanks to a hit of maple smokiness that begs for the grill.
Keep your FSC-certified Williams-Sonoma Tongs within reach for all your meat and veggie searing needs once the day is done and there’s nothing left to do but fire up the grill. This robust Italian-made utensil works with all types of cookware, boasting a stainless-steel handle and FSC-certified walnut tips, making for a sustainable product you can feel good about flipping out over.
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