‘Tis the season for green donation

Green bucks is usually the best donation for a worthwhile cause but I guess biobased materials will also do.

Cargill said it teamed up with its customer Healthier Choice, a premium carpet cushion manufacturer, in donating over 1,500 square feet of carpet cushion and underlayment made in part with Cargill’s BiOH polyols to Habitat for Humanity‘s eco-friendly homes somewhere in Crystal, Minnesota.

The polyol is made of vegetable oils such as soybean. Cargill said Healthier Choice started using BiOH polyols throughout their product line since January 2008.

The donated cushion and underlayment will be installed in Habitat’s first Twin Cities home to seek “green” certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Cargill will also be making additional donations of environmentally friendly furniture and mattresses directly to the family that will be living in the home upon completion of construction.

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