EKLA HOME Offers Sustainable and Eco Furniture Option

EKLA HOME created by Emily Kroll in 2007 is a great sustainable minded furniture company that uses reclaimed wood, Organic fabrics, and low VOC binders. Kroll comes from an established line of furniture makers; furniture designer on one side, and an architectural and scrap metal recycler on the other. Kroll uses this knowledge, as well as passion for great design to fuel this Eco company. “EKLA HOME is a company that embraces input, learning and teaching. The company is defined by the spirit, passion, integrity and intention of its contributing members. We are all interconnected and use the synergy of relationships to make us stronger.”

Although EKLAHOME  has only been in existence for three years, Kroll has been working with reclaimed materials since 1994. According to Jetson Green, EKLA has an impressive list of sustainable practices today, “perhaps one of the most impressive on the green furniture market today”.

ELKA is a member of the Organic Trade Association, Sustainable Furniture Council, and Co-Op America.  They have third-party certifications by FSC, Oeko-tex, KRAV, SCS Gold, and GREENGUARD.  Their practices include using raw materials sourced as close to manufacturing facility as possible, producing all products in the U.S., and using only organic and non-toxic materials and the lowest VOC finishes possible.  EKLA also uses reclaimed wood whenever possible and, otherwise, the wood is FSC Alder, a sustainable crop.

EKLA HOME has its own collection and does contract, residential work, commercial as well as retail fixtures. They are currently greening of Starbucks in Southern California. Others include Chiat Day, Vh1 and some residences. All the furniture are of heirloom quality that will last for years and years.

Source: union, Jetson Green

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CLINIC PLANNED FOR KIDS WITHOUT HUNTING PARENTS

The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) July 18, 1996 | MICHAEL LEVY A free youth day for kids whose families neither belong to sportsmen’s clubs nor hunt, has been scheduled July 27 at the Collins Conservation Club. The all-day session is sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. go to website astronomy for kids

“We especially want to reach single parents who don’t have hunting connections, but who have kids under 17 interested in the sport,” said Al Gai, NWTF chapter president. “The only thing we ask is that a parent or guardian attend the program with the child.” You can register by calling him at 836-6778.

The program includes lessons on wild turkey, their habitat and food needs; a tracking demonstration by Deer Search volunteers and tracking dogs; a black-powder demonstration; turkey-calling seminar and lessons on shotgun patterning, developing safety habits; camouflage; and what to do once you have tagged your turkey.

Club news Lewiston’s 3F Club has set a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 29 to discuss and act on a problem with the west border drainage ditch. . . . Bison City’s annual family picnic will be July 27 and its yearly pig roast is set for Aug. 24. . . . The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs meets at 7:30 p.m. July 25 in the Collins Conservation Society, Conger Road in Collins, to decide which legislation it will recommend to the state Conservation Council in September.

Helping sportsmen Besides giving approval to try Sunday deer hunting in Western New York for the next three years, the state legislature has passed two other bills affecting hunters and anglers.

One allows the Department of Environmental Conservation in each region to set up free fishing days and run clinics to coincide with community festivals and other local events.

Assembly Majority Leader Michael J. Bragman (D-Syracuse) said this is an extension of the state’s fish-for-free weekend and can be tailored to attract the maximum number of potential new anglers in each DEC region. Since the bill authorizes but does not fund, local clubs might offer to help regional DEC staff promote fishing.

The second bill extends the 1993 hunter harassment law to cover fishing and trapping. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced plans to disrupt fishermen this year. This bill might hamper such efforts. website astronomy for kids

None of these measures is signed into law — they are sitting on Gov. Pataki’s desk.

Nature/hiking State Park staff lead a kid’s shoreline beach hike 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Hill Park to collect and identify rocks and to do crafts. It’s free; call 785-3885 to register. . . . On Friday at 8 p.m., Evangola State Park offers “astronomy for kids,” a 11/2-hour program. Call 549-1050 to sign up.

Foothills Trail Club hikes near McCarty Hill Lake on Saturday; leader John Beverage (741-9128) has details. Sunday, Toni Trippe (875-6044) leads a hike along the Niagara Parkway and Pete Ruszczyk (838-5550) and Fred Lang (736-2390) lead the way down the 14th link in the end-to-end chain of hikes along the Conservation Trail. Next Wednesday, Elma Bowen (297-5520) leads an evening minihike in Niagara Falls.

MICHAEL LEVY


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  • Hi
    Emily Kroll here…..Just noticed my name is spelled wrong….It's Kroll……not Knoll…sorry….thanks!:)

  • Hi
    Emily Kroll here…..Just noticed my name is spelled wrong….It's Kroll……not Knoll…sorry….thanks!:)

  • Hi Emily, Oh wow. I am SO sorry about that. I fixed it. What a major blunder.. Anyways thanks for stopping by :)

  • Hi Emily, Oh wow. I am SO sorry about that. I fixed it. What a major blunder.. Anyways thanks for stopping by :)

  • Love love LOVE your furniture Emily! Really great, clean lines.

  • Love love LOVE your furniture Emily! Really great, clean lines.

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