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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Eco-friendly House Build [Infographic]

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Building a house requires a lot of thought but why not incorporate an environmentally friendly element into the process in order to do your bit for the environment!

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Underwater Timber [Infographic]

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When people think of timber harvest, Paul Bunyon in SCUBA gear is not the first image that comes to mind. However, in recent years, some companies have turned their attention toward the bounty of underwater timber that’s been hidden from sight for centuries. These logs may be described as river or lake reclaimed, deadheads, or sinkers. Boards created from sinker logs have gained desirability on the market because of the attractive color variation, durability, and perceived sustainable benefits.

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Cost-Efficient Ways to make your Home more Eco-Friendly [Infographic]

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Let’s face it: Reducing your home’s negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work.

But solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren’t the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy — and fun — ways to conserve energy.

Luckily for us, UK-based magazine Good To Be Home has some clever ideas on other ways to do it.

6 Tips for Green Packing & Shipping from BubbleFAST via @mymovecom

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If you’re packing up and moving breakables like china, crystal and ceramics, you need to wrap them in protective materials so they don’t break.

Conventional packing materials we’re all familiar with—Styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, plastic air pillows—do the job, but they also create non-biodegradable waste. Mark and Robin Le Vine, of BubbleFAST, talk about their company’s mission to make packaging as green as possible, and they share their favorite green shipping tips.

“We pride ourselves in trying to provide as many durable earth friendly products as we can find,” says Mark. “Examples are green bubble cushioning made from recycled materials, eco-friendly packing tape and biodegradable packing peanuts and biodegradable poly mailers.”

Mark says that moving and shipping supplies need to be durable and strong to protect, which makes it more difficult to create green packaging. “Biodegradable items, by definition, break down easier and faster than those that are not. Thus, it is a challenge to find moving/shipping supplies that are both,” he says. He has worked with vendors to solve this problem, creating some products that are made from recycled material and others that are constructed from special formulas that allow for quicker biodegradability while maintaining strength.

Mark says that every year the company runs a special during Earth Month where they highlight their environmentally friendly products. “During the promotion we donate a portion of our green product sales to Global Green USA.”

According to the EPA, 31 percent, or 77 million tons, of municipal solid waste comes from containers and packaging.

This presents a difficulty. You want to make sure that your valuables are protected and that they make it to their destination damage-free. Yet you also want to do your best to protect the environment. Mark and Robin explain their six favorite and most practical green shipping tips:

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