Green

More Going Green…

After the last post I thought to myself “man, since we have that link on the footer of every page, we should probably make a specific Going Green page instead of just linking to the blog post”. Something we’d talked about before but never did. I decided to tackle it today. A much better/simpler representation of our Going Green program:

8/14/09

Our Going Green Program

On the footer of the Detailed Image site you’ll notice an icon with a link to our “Going Green Program”. The link goes to a blog post that Greg wrote earlier this year describing some of our environmentally friendly practices. Starting this week, we’re making this a little more known to our customers. On the bottom of every invoice is the following image: Aside from using the biodegradable packing peanuts and 100% recycled paper, there are several other things that we’re doing: In addition to… Continue reading

8/13/09

My freecycle Experience

During my tour of our warehouse I mentioned that we made the switch recently to anti-static biodegradable packing peanuts.  Part of the reason was to protect our products better.  Part of the reason was to create a uniform packing process (previously we had just been re-using all sorts of packing material from our vendors).  And of course part of the reason was because it is good for the environment and – in conjunction with using 100% recycled paper – we can tell our customers that… Continue reading

12/24/08

Carpooling Doesn’t Save Me Money

Let’s be clear about something: carpooling or using alternative transportation is absolutely great for the environment. That’s not what this post is about. This post is directed to everyone who says “I love carpooling, it saves me so much money.” See, most people I know carpool for just that reason: to save money. But do you really save money? Consider the example of my three partners and I. Let’s say that all four of us carpool to our warehouse for four days each week. It’s… Continue reading

3/24/08

Give One. Get One. Change a Child’s Life

Last night I set the alarm for 5:50 AM and this morning I forced myself out of bed prior to 7 AM for the first time in recent memory. Why? Because today – at 6 AM Eastern Time – OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) started their Give One, Get One program. The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we… Continue reading

11/12/07

Is iTunes Inadvertently Saving the Environment?

A few posts ago I mentioned our PDF invoice system for Detailed Image, one of the main benefits of which is that it brings us a step closer to being a paperless company. Every PDF I’ve opened since we began working on that has reminded me that I’m saving paper by reading it on my screen.This afternoon I had the same thought while “flipping” through a digital booklet that came with an album I recently purchased on iTunes. At first I thought “isn’t it nice… Continue reading

9/14/07