Be kind to the environment and create a beautiful outdoor space. Select garden furnishings made of natural fibers, sustainably harvested wood, and recycled wood, metal, or glass. These materials are not only naturally beautiful, but reduce consumption and our negative impact on the environment. The Sustainable Furniture Council is helping the cause. This non-profit organization encourages furniture manufacturers, retailers and designers to use sustainable practices. And visit the Forest Stewardship Council website to find out more about sustainable forestry practices and products.