Undeniably, as we continue to scale and grow our company, the amount of disposable materials we collect grows along with it. We’ve chosen to look at this not as a burden, but as an opportunity. An opportunity to provide something great for those in need. Within the Lume Cube office, every ounce of excess cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and glass are each allocated to their respective recycling stations within our warehouse and then disposed of weekly at the Miramar Recycling Center in San Diego, CA.
Rather than just allocate these materials in a bin, we’ve done our homework and studied the best ways to do this in order to maximize our positive impact (i.e. crushing aluminum cans to allow for minimal airspace within the Recycling Center, and specifically cutting Cardboard down to appropriate sizes to make it more efficient for transportation, etc)…
Lume Cube Plants Trees
Deforestation is an issue that is taking our planet by storm, to the tune that 1.5 acres of forest are cut down every single second. Not only is the detrimental to our planet from a global warming and climate perspective, but it is estimated that over 28,000 species of animals will become extinct in the next 25 years as a result of this issue…so we’ve decided to take action. For every $100 spent on www.lumecube.com, we plant two (2) trees in deforested, poverty stricken areas around the world thanks to the help of the great people at WeForest.
Through this initiative, Lume Cube and WeForest are taking daily steps to help restore degraded forests (chosen location is India at the moment) with a goal to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in these degraded landscapes…
Lume Cube Makes A Difference
When we were kids, there was truly no better feeling than running outside, taking a deep breath of fresh air & embracing everything mother nature had to offer. Whether it was exploring the uncharted territory of the backyard, or heading off in search of new adventures, the natural world would never disappoint. Although we are now all grown up (bummer!), we still consider ourselves kids at heart, and believe that it is not only our duty, but our responsibility as a brand to help ensure that the future children of our planet have the same opportunities to love, explore and thrive in everything mother nature has to offer.
Following our hearts, we’ve closely evaluated every aspect of our business and have structured ourselves to be as environmentally friendly as possible, but to us, this means far more than just recycling our leftover waste…
Lume Cube Gives Back To San Diego
Among all of our successes, how could we not share a little with the local community who has supported us since day one, San Diego, California. Each month, the Lume Cube team takes a “community field trip” to connect and give back to those less fortunate in our city. Whether it be handing out socks for the homeless, or serving holiday meals to those less fortunate, we’re always willing to do our part. See below for a quick reel on a recent outing that put smiles on the faces of San Diego’s homeless community.
Helping The Homeless
The Lume Cube Team went to Downtown San Diego last month to provide wool socks for the less fortunate using the earnings from the Lume Cube Recycling Program.