Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! There’s always more that each of us can do to help our environment. Here are a few things that I do for my business to make it as “green” as possible:

I reuse the boxes that prints are shipped in. So, you will probably be receiving your pretty pictures in an ugly, beat up box. But, it’s what’s inside that counts, right?

I use rechargeable batteries in my flashes so I’m not throwing away batteries after every wedding.

I recycle my printer cartridges.

I do as much business via email and fax so I can use less paper. And, of course, the paper that I do use is recyclable.

Not business related, but I’ve been stocking up on the reusable bags from Ralphs and Trader Joes so I don’t have to use their plastic bags.

I am going to get better at turning off all my computers every night so energy is not wasted there.

And when my lease is up on my car next March I am going to probably be leasing a Toyota Prius. As much as I would LOVE a Range Rover Sport, it will be nice to save money on gas and help the environment at the same time!

What are things that you do to keep your business and life as environmentally friendly as possible? I would love to hear ideas from everyone! Happy Earth Day everyone! Go hug a tree today!

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9 Responses to Happy Earth Day!

  1. Trista says:

    He keeps getting cuter and cuter!!

  2. Kat W says:

    Happy Earth Day to you too! :) You had so many great ideas and it AWESOME that you posted on this topic. One thing that I do is online proofing so that pictures only get printed that the clients have decided that they want a hard copy of and I carry my plastic bags in my purse so that if I buy something (in any store) and I need a bag– :) I have one! But I still try to make sure that I don’t look like a “bag lady” :)

  3. drewb says:

    Thanks for your comment Kat! I recently decided to only to online proofing as well! It’s a great idea. I found these cool bags http://www.shop.aliciabock.com/collections/chicobag/products/chicobag . It’s hard to remember to take the canvas totes with you when you go shopping. But, these bags are cool because they can fit in your purse. Check them out! They are 10% off today and tomorrow!

  4. Kristi says:

    He’s so adorable. What a smile!

    I have to say that I HATE turning off my computer at night. It takes 10 min to boot up in the morning and who has that kind of time with two kids!! :) LOL – LOVE all your other ideas though! DH has a Prius and he loves it. It’s a really easy drive.

  5. Desiree says:

    Soo sooo adorable! Love this shot!

  6. denise says:

    oh goshhh… I’m pretty much a hippy mom. I have reusable bags.. i use cloth diapers most everything i can do for my family to be healthier… i do, or try to do : P

  7. nicole green says:

    i need to do a better job of turning my computer off when i go to bed. this thing is always on .. and my laptop! oh and by the way, could your boy be any cuter!? :)

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