Applying green practices in everyday business often leads to numerous benefits both internally for your company and for the greater good of the community. Initially, going green helps contribute to a more sustainable planet. By promoting the concept, many businesses also find that they attract more clients or customers. While some implementations may cost money at first, many environmentally friendly practices also provide long-term savings.
Consider the number of items found in the office that might have recyclable value. The Clean Air Council provides some amazing facts concerning the amount of waste and recycling performed in the country annually. Producing a ton of paper from recycled products, for example, spares as many as 17 trees and uses a reported 50 percent less water than when the paper was originally manufactured. Whether needing items for storage or shipping, companies that include Container Exchanger provide all types of reusable and recycled containers, such as wooden shipping crates and pallets. Various recycling centers also take everything from batteries to printer ink cartridges. Continue reading
Why You Want Live Plants in Your Home or Office
Everybody knows that indoor plants are nice to look at, but they have many benefits that go beyond esthetics. Here are some other compelling reasons to make your office a little greener and healthier — whether it’s in Manhattan, NY, or Sydney, Australia.
Plants Lower Cooling Costs
The process by which plants move water through themselves is called transpiration. Via the root system, water is transported to leaves, stems and flowers, where some of it evaporates.
A happy byproduct of transpiration is that it keeps the atmosphere around the plant cool and humidified. If that atmosphere happens to be an indoor environment such as an office, the result is a lower cooling bill and increased comfort. Continue reading
Going Green in the Home: A New Way to Make Things Smell Fresh
I don’t know what it is about a bright burst of color in a window that makes me immediately (and inexplicably) happier. Add to that a cheerful citrus scent and watch out! Especially on a dreary day when I’m cooped up inside, few things can lighten the mood like a fresh aromatic jar of all-natural goodness and bring the beauty of the outdoors in where it belongs!
To be honest, I’m a scent snob in general. I love candles but not the ones that are too sickly sweet or obviously artificial; same thing with manufactured air fresheners – too ‘manufactured’ and it’s out.
And that’s the problem I’ve been dealing with lately: How can I get the fresh and clean results I do want without the artificial drawbacks (or using the potentially harmful/toxic manufactured chemicals) I don’t? Continue reading
Get More Business… for Your Green Business
Each day, consumers across the globe and country become more aware of the need to protect the earth’s dwindling and precious resources. It is important as a company to make sure that you are on the right side of history, which means paying attention to how you seek publicity for your business. Here are four eco-friendly ideas you might want to consider to advertise your green business in a good light.
Idea 1: Tote canvas bags
The first idea your green business should consider for publicity while preserving our natural resources is the use of custom tote canvas bags with your company logo. These bags can be purchased and printed at minimal cost and can be handed out en masse at public events, such as product fairs, farmer’s markets, and other public gatherings where potential customers and caretakers of the planet are likely to be found. Continue reading
Did you know that it would literally take 4.4 entire Planet Earths to sustain our planet alone, if everyone lived the way we Americans do? With all the consumption that humans plow through each year, it’s a miracle that we’re not doing any worse than we already are. This comprehensive infographic examines a pictorial version of who and what countries consume the most energy, and what kinds of effects that consumption is having.
[Infographic Via: International Business Guide]
Going Green in the Home for Money’s Sake
Going green is something we’d all like to do. And there are plenty of ways to go green by changing little things about your lifestyle. Recycling, for example, is a quick and easy way to live sustainably which doesn’t require much effort, save for remembering which item to put in which container!
However, the question on the lips of many environmentally aware people is, how can eco-friendly solutions be implemented in the home in a way that will not only save the environment, but will help to save you money too? Continue reading