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Sustainable Bamboo Alarm Clocks by Boulder, Colorado Company

Zen Timers and Clocks by Now & Zen Inc.

Sustainable bamboo Zen Timers and Clocks by Now & Zen Inc.

Boulder Colorado-based Now & Zen, Inc., maker of the world famous Zen Alarm Clock®, has recently launched a new line of sustainable bamboo Zen Clocks.  The decorative, triangle-shaped clocks feature a long-resonating acoustic chime that wakes users gradually over 10 minutes.  When the alarm is triggered the clock strikes its chime just once, then it strikes again in 3 minutes … then in 3 minutes … then 1 minute … providing a pre-programmed sequence of chimes that makes waking up a graceful experience.

Bamboo Canes Growing in the Wild

Sustainable bamboo Canes Growing in the Wild

Now & Zen introduced its original Zen Alarm Clock in 1996, but according to company founder and president, Steve McIntosh, these sustainable bamboo clocks are the most beautiful of all their designs.  “I’m really proud of the form, function, and sustainability profile of our new bamboo Zen Alarm Clock, it’s our greenest product yet,” said McIntosh.  The bamboo Zen Clock is available in four different dial face choices, with each dial silkscreened directly on bamboo veneer for an integrated, natural look.   The new sustainable bamboo dial faces include one with contemporary numbers, one with simple modern lines, one with the Japanese character for “dream,” and a “bamboo leaf and stalk motif” inspired by Chinese ink painting.

Steve McIntosh Inventor of Zen Alarm Clocks

Tehya with Steve McIntosh, Inventor of Zen Alarm Clocks in Japan

The wood used in all Now & Zen products is sustainably grown on tree farms, and the company operates according to a strict policy of environmental sustainability for all its operations.  However, the introduction of the company’s sustainable bamboo line sets a new standard for sustainability.  Bamboo, which is a species of grass, is a very “green” material for making clock bodies. Compared to a hardwood forest the same size, sustainable bamboo produces 30% more oxygen and 20 times the biomass yield. Bamboo can be harvested annually after the first 5 to 7 years without replanting, compared to 25 to 50 years for trees, which then need to be replanted in bare soil.  Moreover, sustainable bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on the planet, and it’s qualities of oxygen production, carbon sequestering, and water and soil retention make it one of the world’s most sustainable commodities as well.

Bamboo Digital Zen Alarm Clock by Now & Zen
Sustainable Bamboo Digital Zen Alarm Clock by Now & Zen

The Digital Zen Alarm Clock can be used simply as a pleasant way to wake up.  However, the highly resonant sound of the pure tone acoustic chime and its unique computerized progression, as well as its countdown and repeat functions, allow the clock to be used in dreamwork, personal affirmations, meditation, yoga, and for group meetings.

Now & Zen - The Zen Alarm Clock Shop

Now & Zen - The Zen Alarm Clock Shop

Now & Zen – The Zen Alarm Clock Shop

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