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Title: Going Green


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Everything to know about going Green
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Did you know 61 of small businesses are going
green?
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Why should businesses go green?
  • You will give your business a good reputation,
    while also gaining respect from customers
  • You will be socially aware and active- and this
    can gain customers
  • It shows you are honest and care- not just about
    personal success.

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Practical reasons to go green
  • Cost going green can be cost-effective. It can
    even save businesses thousands of dollars in
    expenditure.
  • Tax advantages being socially aware has its
    perks. Depending on the state, the government has
    taken action on giving tax breaks to certain
    green companies.
  • Sustainability Being a sustainable company is
    effective in promoting action amongst customers
    and employees.

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Bad habitats to STOP doing now
  • 1. Littering
  • 2. Not recycling
  • 3.Leaving the lights on when not in use
  • Stopping to do these simple yet harmful actions
    can harness a lot of positive change.

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Easiest ways to go green
  • Switch bill statements from paper to online
  • Reduce carbon footprint by using a reusable water
    bottle to refill your H2O
  • Place plants on your desk to reduce indoor
    pollution
  • Turn off your computer at the end of the day,
    when not in use

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How to save money by going green
  • Switch to post consumer waste products when you
    really need to print anything. - this includes
    any recycled paper.
  • Use biodegradable cleaners in your office- reduce
    exposure to chemicals by switching to human and
    eco friendly products. Many products sell them in
    bulk
  • Switch to CFL or LED lightbuls- they can save you
    about 200 per bulb.

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What makes a product not environmentally
friendly?
  • Large energy use
  • Water pollution as a byproduct
  • Large number of greenhouse gas emissions

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Did you know
? It takes 1000 years for a plastic bag to fully
degrade ?3.5m tons of plastic bags are discarded
in a year
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What to know about PAPER?
  • Paper is the worlds most discarded item
  • 54.7 of all paper used in the US is recycled
  • US generated 5,260,000 tons of office paper waste
  • Average office worker goes through 10,000 sheets
    of paper a year

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Most polluted cities
  • 8/10 of the most polluted cities in the US are in
    California
  • Most polluted city in the world is Ulan Bator,
    Mongolia

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Did you know
  • 78 million tons of waste material have been
    diverted from landfills are a result of recycling
  • Average American produces 1,600 pounds of garbage
    per year
  • An average American uses 80-100 gallons of water
    a day
  • 16 billion paper cups are used in America yearly

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But the good news is
  • 20 of small businesses are greener than last
    year, and 34 are looking to green this year
    because.

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3 BIGGEST MOTIVATORS TO GO GREEN
  • Concerns for the environment (76)
  • Saving money (49)
  • Employee encouragement and participation (20)

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56 of small businesses go online to learn about
green products
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This is a reason for your business to be green
because people want to invest with other green
businesses.
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Companies would want to see more green options
of
  • Ink and toner
  • Paper products
  • Cleaning products

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Green your Search at Shoplet
  • Earth friendly and recycled toner
  • Recycled paper for a bargain
  • Green cleaning products

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Going green with Shoplet
  • Did you know you can go
  • Green with Shoplet?
  • - Items you shop for can easily be converted with
    an Eco Friendly item through a special software.

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By Buying Recycled Products With Shoplet You
Helped Save
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Sources
  • http//www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2013/02/0
    7/10-ways-to-green-your-business-and-save-money/
  • http//science.time.com/2011/09/27/the-10-most-air
    -polluted-cities-in-the-world/
  • http//www.forbes.com/pictures/mhj45hmmm/20-parker
    sburg-wv-tie/
  • http//sustainablebusinessforum.com/index.php?qno
    de/80261
  • http//www.globalrcy.com/blog/bid/288495/Top-5-Rec
    ycling-Infographics
  • http//www.greenvo.com.my/2012/02/infographic-go-g
    reen-get-a-date/
  • Benefits of Green Schools Infographic
    Living Green Magazine
  • Green Biz Trends for Earth Month Infographic
    IMT Green  Clean Journal
  • www.thegreenmechanics.com
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