Shaw Industries to Host “Great Indoors” Webinar with Sustainable Brands

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Shaw, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and the International WELL Building Institute to discuss the growing focus on human experience and wellbeing within sustainability and the potential impacts of COVID-19 on that trajectory.

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Spending 90 percent of our time inside, we’ve become an indoor species. That’s why it’s imperative that we create a nurturing new habitat that’s designed for people and the planet. - Troy Virgo, Director of Sustainability, Shaw,Industries

Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) is hosting a webinar with Sustainable Brands on September 1 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Titled, “The Great Indoors - Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and the Planet,” the session brings together Shaw, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and the International WELL Building Institute for a discussion about creating spaces designed for people and the planet.

“Spending 90 percent of our time inside, we’ve become an indoor species. That’s why it’s imperative that we create a nurturing new habitat that’s designed for people and the planet. And we can’t overlook the short- and long-term impacts that COVID-19 will have on our lives,” notes Troy Virgo, director of sustainability at Shaw, who will participate in the panel. “Those are the key topics we’ll explore in the webinar and look forward to dynamic conversations with participants from around the world.”

The session aligns with Shaw’s focus on putting people at the center of sustainability, what it calls sustain[HUMAN]abilityTM and will focus on:

  • trends that have been driving this shift toward a greater focus on human experience and wellbeing within sustainability (in commercial and residential environments)
  • the potential impacts of COVID-19 on that trajectory
  • perspectives from a range of organizations focused on this issue
  • strategies for helping create a nurturing habitat

Speakers include:

  • Troy Virgo, director of sustainability, Shaw Industries
  • Christina Raab, vice president of strategy and development, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
  • Shalini Ramesh, director of commercial team, International WELL Building Institute

Register for free at: https://sustainablebrands.com/events/view/the-great-indoors-creating-a-nurturing-habitat-for-people-and-the-planet

About Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are more than 20,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with more than $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, or to join our industry-leading team, visit http://www.shawinc.com.

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