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Big Ideas To Help Your Small Business Go Green

BIG IDEAS To Help Your Small Business GO GREEN Sorry, Kermit. You were wrong. It is easy being green. Check out these simple, money-saving improvements your business can make on the path to becoming more eco-friendly. The easiest thing you can do start - RECYCLE Some stats to put recycling into perspective: How much paper is recycled in the U.S. per year? Each year, about 69 million tons of paper is used To put it in perspective, that equals the weight of about 9 million elephants! Of that, about 44 million tons of paper is recycled * 5.8 million elephants! The amount of paper recycled averages 334 pounds per person *1 baby elephant! Where do papermaking materials come from? 33% 33% 33% Wood Chips & Sawmill Scraps Recycled Paper Whole Trees & Other Plants Will my customers notice if I go green? The short answer? YES. Approximately 50% of the U.S. population considers a company's environmental reputation as they make product choices. 50% of the U.S. population can name a product they've chosen or dropped after learning more about a company's environmental record. Recycled Business Cards from 123Print Millennials are 2x as likely to choose a product based on the company's environmental practices. *123Print's Recycled Business Cards use high-quality FSC-certified, 100% recycled paper. What are some other quick fixes I can make? SAVE ON ENERGY. Control excessive light use • Open up curtains and blinds when the sun is shining • Replace old fixtures with newer, more energy-efficient models • Install light sensors in areas that aren't used continuously Control the temperature When it's cold ... • Open curtains and blinds that face the sun • Use fans to pull warmer air down • Lower the thermostat when you leave When it's warm ... • Close curtains and blinds that face the sun • Use fans to reduce use of air conditioning • Keep doors closed when air conditioning is on Control your plug-ins • Set your computer to go into sleep mode when not in use • Unplug office equipment at the end of the day • Replace old equipment and appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models Disclaimer: The "Big Ideas to Help Your Small Business Go Green" infographic was designed by 123Print, a leader in printing personalized business products including recycled business cards, full-color business cards, postcards, door hangers, address labels and more. Visit 123Print.com to learn more. Resources: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/06/green-office-energy-saving-tips.html http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/08/20/good-deeds-be-rewarded http://epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/paper/faqs.htm http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/05/3-things-you-need-to-know- when-making-green-claims-about-products.html 123PRINT" EE EE EEE EEE EEE

Big Ideas To Help Your Small Business Go Green

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Sorry, Kermit. You were wrong. It is easy being green. Check out these simple, money-saving improvements your business can make on the path to becoming more eco-friendly in our latest infographic!

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