We're doing everything we can as a company to conduct our business in a way that minimizes its impact on the environment. Below are a few of the choices we've made.

  • Since 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. 
  • Printed pages to be discarded are kept to use the blank back side for scrap paper.
  • Old phone directories are recycled.
  • Refrigerated tap water is provided to employees so that bottled water does not need to be purchased.
  • All training documents are kept for reference in computer files rather than being printed.
  • All daily communication memos are sent to staff via email rather than being printed.
  • Employees have been hired that live within a 10 minute drive, eliminating long commutes and the resulting emissions.
  • Ink toner usage is reduced by setting the default print mode on the office printer to "low resolution."
  • Multiple live green plants are used to decorate the office.
  • Whenever possible, emails are saved in Outlook folders rather than printed.
  • Toner and paper are saved by setting our fax machine to not print a report sheet with each successful fax.
  • Most cardboard boxes received from suppliers are kept and reused for packing, shipping and even Christmas presents at year end.
  • Desks/workstations 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.
  • The 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.
  • Printer ink cartridges are refilled rather than being purchased new.
  • Computer monitors are turned off when each person leaves his or her desk for the day. 
  • All computers are set to hibernate in the evening.
  • Computer backups are done on a USB drive and online rather than on disposable CD's.
  • All used batteries are turned in for recycling rather being disposed of in regular garbage.
  • Screened windows and doors are opened to provide ventilation and natural cooling whenever temperatures permit.

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