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Go Beyond Celebrating Earth Hour With Green Business Practices

This Saturday, March 26 marks the fifth year of celebrating Earth Hour. At 8:30pm local time you are encouraged to turn off your lights for an hour. The goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness against climate change. This year’s campaign aims to get you to think beyond the hour and encourage you to take actions to make the world a better place throughout the year. Here are some ideas to take your business beyond the hour.

Print green
When it’s time to print your marketing materials work with a printer that employs green printing practices. Look for printers that use recycled paper, vegetable-based inks and waterless printing.

Give green
If your company uses branded, advertising specialty items, choose products that show environmental stewardship. Reusable coffee mugs and water bottles reduce the amount of plastic and Styrofoam in our landfills.

Go green
This may sound obvious but recycle at your office. Just about everything from paper to computers can be recycled these days and many recycling services make it so you don’t even have to sort. Find a company and encourage your staff to participate.

Green speak
While your efforts to go beyond the hour will be appreciated, don’t miss out on an opportunity to capitalize on your efforts. Several people search for businesses that take actions towards helping the environment.