Benefits of Going Green in your Business [Infographic]

Every business can see financial benefits from being environmentally conscious, thanks to both savings in your operating costs and consumer goodwill. When customers see that a company is sustainable or otherwise committed to ethical choices, 66% of them are willing to pay more for their products and services.

But saving the planet has immediate financial benefits, too. For example, reducing and optimizing your use of paper goods, as well as recycling the products you must use, helps your budget and your planet.

You can also save money by lowering your electricity use, and since idle electronics consume the annual output of 12 power plants, you’ll be doing the planet a big favor. And when you offer employees the opportunity to work from home, carpool, or use alternative transportation, you’ll see a reduction in commute-related stress and an increase in productivity.

As you make your company more environmentally friendly, let your customers know about your efforts. Support your changes with marketing and define the social purpose of your brand.

Your business can make a positive impact on the environment with a just a few simple changes. With these changes come a healthier reputation, lower operating costs, and a better bottom line.

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All about Apples [Infographics]

One of the most versatile fruits, apples can be baked, stewed, juiced and dried into many different culinary creations. “The apple is one of Earth’s most iconic foods, symbolising everything from health and beauty to evil and ingenuity.”

Scroll down to learn, not only the health benefits of this widely popular fruit, but also their varieties, their origins and which are the best to eat raw, to bake or to sauce.

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Green Paper [Infographic]

Breathe in, breathe out. You have just utilized the benefit of one tree. Trees are an environmental miracle – they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, forests are homes to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, and as a physical resource, they are used for products like chairs, building materials, and paper.

In the last decade alone, the tech boom has changed our ways of living and communicating, and has also added a heavy load onto the environment. Making electronics requires a lot of energy, nonrenewable materials like plastic and metals, and comes at the cost of harming the environment through using fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. In comparison, how is paper production and use any safer?

Paper encourages more tree planting, is less harsh on the environment, and uses significantly less renewable energy resources. Check out this infographic “Green Paper: Why Paper is Surprisingly Eco-Friendly” to learn more about the benefits of using paper!

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Must-Have Gardening Apps [Infographic]

Gardening is a wonderful activity as it holds so many benefits. It’s a healthy past-time, getting you out and about and active; it provides a wonderful enhancement to a living space however small; it can provide amazing produce from eye catching blooms to vegetables and fruits for your cooking exploits.

While of course it’s best to get the assistance of the experts when planning out your dream landscape garden or even just a small patch of space, there are many apps available that will also assist you. These apps vary in terms of their content and quality (and cost) so Capital Garden Services has developed this useful infographic which lists some we think are quite good.

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Upcycling Wonders [Infographic]

The benefits of upcycling for green living and some DIY home projects that you can use in your home and can make your home look beautiful with products from trash to treasure is what this infographic by Noah Supply shows.

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Environmental Benefits of Solar Panels [Infographic]

Solar power has continued to advance in technology over the past decade. It has become more energy efficient and is more cost effective than ever before. The table’s are turning and solar is becoming an extremely viable option. Get the facts on Solar:

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Seeds you Need and how to Eat them [Infographic]

Seeds aren’t just fun to eat, they’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! Below are the four seeds Laura Jeffers (MEd, RD, LD) recommends to boost your nutrition.

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