Xerox slashes emissions 18% below 2002 levels and saves $18M

28 12 2007

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Through innovation in their paper and ink use and operational changes, Xerox reduced its greenhouse gas emissions 18 percent below 2002 levels. The move saved the company $18 million dollars and spurred a new, more stringent goal of driving down emissions 25 percent below that 2002 baseline. Printing green has gone corporate mainstream.



The business supply chain: 8 easier ways to be eco-friendly

26 12 2007

 

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Strategies: Manage your supply chain

Just tip #8 of 10 tips from the Greater Vancouver’s Regional District’s “Smart Steps Strategies

Your supply chain is made up of the companies that help your business secure materials and distribute products to the right place at the desired time in the quantities needed. The supply chain thus offers a unique and relatively easy opportunity for your firm to influence suppliers to the benefit of the environment. Read the rest of this entry »



Green your retail business today with 5 easy tips

26 12 2007

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A http://greenprinteronline.com dispatch

If your post-holiday cheer and spending has put you in a slump about how to jumpstart your New Year’s resolution to make your business run more efficient and tree-friendly for less (and who doesn’t?), Ilana DeBare from the San Francisco Chronicle has the solution. The Chronicle green business reporter provides a few tips to increase your retail business efficiency in the long-term and “walk” your sustainability talk in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »



LEDs set to make BC Hydro electricity self-sufficient by 2016

19 12 2007

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A www.greenprinteronline.com dispatch.

 

Check out this video on decorating with LED Christmas lights from Vancouver-based enviromental news website, BC Buzz. A BC Hydro PowerSmart representative explains that decorating with LED Christmas lights uses 95% less energy than traditional lights. And the LEDs last more than 10 times longer! Read the rest of this entry »



How green do we need to be to make a difference?

14 12 2007

A www.greenprinteronline.com dispatch

In this week’s Fortune, Xerox executives say they are sure there will be demand for the FSC paper. “Customers are definitely asking about it,” says Steve Simpson, who is vice president and general manager of Xerox’s paper and supplies unit. Read the rest of this entry »



Christmas Eco-Tip: Urbanthinkers.ca “makes” a tree after a tree storm

11 12 2007

A www.greenprinteronline.com dispatch.

Here’s a great idea from Urbanthinkers. It’s that time of year when many of us buy a live Christmas tree. Instead of buying or cutting down a tree, why not look for boughs and branches that have fallen off the trees during storms? Read the rest of this entry »



Eco-friendly paper order saves 237 000 BTUs of energy, 30.90 lbs of emissions and 0.33 trees

5 12 2007

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A www.greenprinteronline.com dispatch.

Customers care about how many trees your company saves. And no, there is no need to trek your staff all the way out to Indonesia to show that you care about carbon offsetting via tree planing though we do not discourage such acts of corporate altruism. Read the rest of this entry »



The World Wildlife Federation sneaks into our public washrooms

3 12 2007

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A greenprinteronline.com dispatch. Save trees, print green.

Next time you use a paper towel in a public bathroom, remember this clever ad from the World Wildlife Federation. The ad makes a direct, visual link between deforestation in Africa and habitat loss for wildlife. The same is true here in Canada.

This from the WWF website: “Across Canada, habitat loss, pollution, foreign invaders, climate change, and unsustainable harvesting have pushed over 500 species dangerously close to extinction. Species of every description, from lichens to leatherback turtles, whooping cranes to wood bison are at risk.”

You can make a difference by printing with sustainable methods. At Green Printer, we use recycled paper exclusively and print with dry offset printing – the responsible choice.



1 Billion New Trees Planted

3 12 2007

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A GreenPrinterOnline.com dispatch. Save trees, print green.

Here’s some good news on climate change, for a change… an inspiring story of people all over the world pitching in to plant trees. Read the rest of this entry »