Identity Gear’s
Guide to Greening
  Your Business
      2010
 Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Responsibility.
Why Go Green?
• It’s the right thing to do. As corporate leaders, we are responsible for the impact
    our organizations ...
Waste Reduction
  Hierarchy

           • Reduce

           • Reuse

           • Recycle

           • Responsibility
Reduce
• Remember to shut down computers, printers and other electronics when not in
    use; use a power strip. Unplug ch...
Reuse
• Supply employees with water coolers and reusable drink ware to reduce the
   amount of plastic bottle waste and di...
Recycle
• Start a company wide recycling program by educating employees

• Place recycling bins for paper next to all prin...
Responsibility
• Responsible Disposal - after reducing, reusing and recycling all the materials
    you can, insure that y...
How We Can Help
• Our business is to promote ideas and programs

• Green has become an important part of business

• We ca...
Responsible Products
Organic Coffee




                 Promote your organization with products that reflect your
        ...
Responsible
                                      Ideas
•   Fuel consumption awareness: Tire pressure       •   Internal p...
Take the Pledge!



                Use Our Green Pledge to
               Get Your Employees Involved!

Print it on recyc...
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Identity Gear Green Guide

  1. 1. Identity Gear’s Guide to Greening Your Business 2010 Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Responsibility.
  2. 2. Why Go Green? • It’s the right thing to do. As corporate leaders, we are responsible for the impact our organizations have on the world • Demonstrating good corporate citizenship improves your image with Employees, Community, Clients and Shareholders • Shows the progressive nature of your thinking and your business practices • Increases employee productivity and retention rates by providing a workplace that people feel good about • Going Green will save you money
  3. 3. Waste Reduction Hierarchy • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle • Responsibility
  4. 4. Reduce • Remember to shut down computers, printers and other electronics when not in use; use a power strip. Unplug chargers when not in use. Review your computer’s energy settings • When replacing computers, consider switching to laptops which use less energy • Calibrate thermostats and use timers to optimize energy consumption. • Reduce water usage by turning water off when not in use, installing low-flow faucets, notify landscapers that water conservation is important • Encourage employees to carpool when possible to cut fuel costs and dangerous emissions • Create a paperless office by storing all documents electronically. Think before you print. The less you use, the less you spend, the smaller your carbon footprint!
  5. 5. Reuse • Supply employees with water coolers and reusable drink ware to reduce the amount of plastic bottle waste and disposal costs • Use ceramic or travel mugs for your daily cup of coffee • Encourage the use of reusable lunch totes to reduce paper and plastic bag trash • Repair, sell or donate used electronics. Purchase refurbished computers and electronics to save on technology costs • Reuse all packing materials in future shipments • Use USB drives for document storage and distribution Keep landfills emptier and costs down!
  6. 6. Recycle • Start a company wide recycling program by educating employees • Place recycling bins for paper next to all printers • Create recycling stations at multiple locations throughout the company for glass, plastic and aluminum • Employ the services of a waste removal company that recycles • Promote the benefits of recycling in company newsletters and on bulletin boards One of the best ways to keep the landfills emptier!
  7. 7. Responsibility • Responsible Disposal - after reducing, reusing and recycling all the materials you can, insure that your waste hauler is disposing responsibly • Avoid fines by being environmentally compliant • Contribute to keeping tax rates down by preventing the costly construction of new landfills • Responsible products -93% of Americans believe companies have a responsibility to preserve the environment evaluate the entire life cycle of your product and the impact it has on the environment • Evaluate the entire life cycle of your product and the impact it has on the environment • Provide a great opportunity to show consumers your commitment to the environment Responsible business is smart business. Stay ahead of the competition.
  8. 8. How We Can Help • Our business is to promote ideas and programs • Green has become an important part of business • We can help you implement your green initiatives by providing ideas, resources and support • We offer a wide selection of eco-friendly promotional products that enable companies to achieve their green goals Products with purpose!
  9. 9. Responsible Products Organic Coffee Promote your organization with products that reflect your commitment to social and environmental responsibility!
  10. 10. Responsible Ideas • Fuel consumption awareness: Tire pressure • Internal program exposure: Recycled lanyards & gauges pens • Community & internal awareness: Organic or • Recycling awareness: Recycled journals that include recycled shirts and hats recycling guides • Paper cup & styrofoam waste reduction: • Promote purchasing recycled products: Stickie Notes Reusable ceramic & recycled travel mugs • Green desk item: Solar calculators • Water bottle reduction: Reusable, recyclable water bottles • Employee health & well being: Stock kitchen areas with organic coffees, teas and snacks • Reduce paper & plastic food waste: Recycled lunch bags & reusable food containers • Print reduction: Store & distribute documents on USB flash drives • Battery reduction & disposal awareness: Crank powered flashlights • Company store responsibility: Offer reusable, recycled shopping totes for employees • Charging accessories: Solar charges & backpacks • Employee Awards: Reward employees with eco- friendly recognition with awards made from recycled glass
  11. 11. Take the Pledge! Use Our Green Pledge to Get Your Employees Involved! Print it on recycled shopping totes, reusable water bottles, ceramic mugs, and organic or recycled t’s. Thank you!

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