Among The Creativity Institute's selection of educational toys are some from manufacturers who go out of their way to use renewable wood resources and environmentally-friendly finished.
Bekas environmentally friendly products are made in Minnesota, primarily of northern hard maple, which is harvested tree by tree, as opposed to being logged in large sections. Typically, a trained forester walks the woods and identifies specific trees to remove, leaving space for younger trees to mature.
All Jonti-Craft products are now GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certified. This means that when you buy products from Jonti-Craft, you know you are contributing to healthier indoor air quality. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is a third-party organization that certifies products for low chemical emissions. GREENGUARD standards are among the most stringent product emissions standards in the world. Jonti-Craft has to undergo extensive testing to achieve the GREENGUARD certification.
Maxim Enterprise, Inc. cares about the environment. For every tree Maxim uses to make their products, we plant 3 new trees. Maxim has also launched a Personal Sustainability Project, challenging their employees to integrate small changes in their personal lives to benefit themselves as well as the environment.
Smart Gear Wonderworld Toys
As a strong advocate of protecting the environment, Smart Gear and Wonderworld Toys insist on using only rubber-wood for their products, which is a renewable resource and widely accepted throughout the world as an environment-friendly material. Smart Gear and Wonderworld Toys use only water-based paint for their wooden toys to minimize child exposure to chemicals.
Not only are TAG Toys researched and designed to focus on the development of intelligence in children, but TAG Toys are proudly made in the USA, using non-toxic, water-based finishes on all of their products. TAG Toys raw materials such as paint, wood, and glue are brought in from local suppliers who also proudly manufacture them in the USA.
Timberworks ToysWood Designs
Wood Designs award-winning Healthy Kids products are in the USA, and designed for maximum safety and environmental friendliness. Wood Designs Tuff-Gloss finish is GREENGUARD Healthy Kids plywood meets the LEED and CARB Phase 2 standards for VOC emissions and certified to be formaldehyde free.
Timberworks Toys are large scale, smoothly-finished, uniformly-sized wooden building blocks, made of hard maple. Their big size lets them lets them open up lots of new creative building opportunities.