/ May 27, 2008

Go Green to Make Green

Going green has changed from a fad to a lifestyle in just a matter of years leaving many wondering if, and when, they should jump on the bandwagon. While the transition first began in homes, businesses are starting to see the benefits as well. For the consumer, going green is a matter of protecting the environment and padding their pockets, but for businesses it is getting more complicated. While it is still necessary to maintain concern over protecting the environment and their own expenses, companies must now be aware of the impression they are leaving on consumers. With consumers more conscious about what they buy and where they shop, many are passing up on old favorites if they do not share the same values.

While at the moment this is not a major concern for law firms or other service oriented companies, it may very well be a deciding factor for their clients in the near future. To get ahead of the game, offices, including law firms, may want to start “greening” their surroundings so they can use this to their marketing advantage. Printing on both sides of the page, recycling a bit more and switching light bulbs might just bring in a larger clientele base in the future. In the meantime, evaluating the carbon footprint of your office might help reduce and even eliminate unnecessary costs and waste currently being produced.

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  1. Jason said...

    I think going green is something that everyone can agree is a step in the right direction toward building a better community, and laying down the foundations for which future generations can successfully thrive in a healthier environment. Plus, I think many businesses will benefit from going green, not only building a more acceptable public persona, but in the long run it really helps companies save money and be a positive contributor to the world we live in.

    Another thing I want to talk about is bioheat, it’s just one small measure that people can take in order to start living a greener lifestyle.

    Has anyone ever heard of it, or has switched to it? I want to start taking initiative in turning my home into a greener household, one way I have started is by switching out all my lightbulbs in my home to energy efficient lightbulbs. And I am also seriously considering switching over to bioheat as an alternative to regular oilheat. The thing that I love the most about it is that it’s completely clean burning, and is comprised of a b5 blend of oils which are derived from natural plant and vegetable sustainable resources such as corn, hemp, and avocados just to name a few. If you all want more information on how bioheat works, just go on to http://oilheatamerica.com/index.mv?screen=bioheat I work with NORA to bring this info to you all!