our beginning over a decade ago, we have presented all of our products via
the web only. Our no printed catalog policy has helped saved countless
trees, the emissions caused by the delivery of catalogs, and the
landfill waste created by their eventual disposal.
pages to be discarded are kept to use the blank back side for scrap paper.
phone directories are recycled.
tap water is provided to employees so that bottled water does not need to
training documents are kept for reference in computer files rather than
daily communication memos are sent to staff via email rather than being
have been hired that live within a 10 minute drive, eliminating long commutes and the
toner usage is reduced by setting the default print mode on the office
printer to "low resolution."
live green plants are used to decorate the office.
are saved in Outlook folders rather than printed.
and paper are saved by setting our fax machine to not print a report sheet
with each successful fax.
cardboard boxes received from suppliers are kept and reused for packing,
shipping and even Christmas presents at year end.
used the most hours each day are situated next to windows to maximize use
of natural light.
All light bulbs in desk lamps have been switched to compact fluorescent.
card stock used for the postcards we mail customers is made of 100%
post-consumer recycled material, is FSC certified, processed chlorine
free, and produced using Green e-certified renewable energy.
ink cartridges are refilled rather than being purchased new.
monitors are turned off when each person leaves his or her desk for the
computers are set to hibernate in the evening.
backups are done on a USB drive and online rather than on disposable CD's.
used batteries are turned in for recycling rather being disposed of in
windows and doors are opened to provide ventilation and natural cooling
whenever temperatures permit.