At iBuildSocialâ„¢, we exhibit great pride in the conservation and preservation of the pace we call home.
We make every effort toÂ practiceÂ and preach green methods throughout our organization. In everything we do, utilizing the least amount of resources, reusing as often as possible and recycling the rest, and giving back are a priority.
We conserve water, energy, and materials. For our own safety and for the benefit of the environment, we always use the least toxic materials and processes, and dispose of all waste safely and responsibly.
Here are just a few ways in which we do our part:
We Are Virtually Â Paper Free Company
When entirely necessary to print, we use only 100% post-consumer recycled paper with water-based inks.
We encourage communication by email, and reading email messages onscreen to determine if it is absolutely necessary to print them. We use and promote services that allow us and our clients to sign and fill out documents and forms digitally.
Do Business Locally
When it comes to ordering business related materials, we do business with companies within 100 miles of us; we strive to do business within 50 miles.
We Choose Green Companies
We choose suppliers who take back packaging and products for reuse.
We instigate an ongoing search for â€œgreenerâ€ products and services in our local community. Less travel, less energy used.
We use energy efficient computers and electronic devices.
Simple Ways You Can Practice Green Methods
Recycling saves resources, energy and protects the environment.
Take a Reusable Bag to the Store
Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed in the U.S. Translation: One million per minute.
Take a Reusable Mug to the Coffee Shop; and Donâ€™t Use Styrofoam!
Styrofoam doesnâ€™t dissolve and can stay in landfills for up to 400 years!
Use a Reusable Water Bottle
Most people drink out of plastic water bottles. Did you know that it takes roughly 47 million gallons of oil to produce the water bottles Americans use each year? Worst part: The vast majority of them end up in landfills or the ocean. Plastic bottles end up as large islands floating in the ocean- Google it; itâ€™s true! For more information, search The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Shut Down and Unplug Electronics
Shut down your computer when youâ€™re not using it.
Plug your cell phone and other electronics into power strips so you can turn several devices off with one switch.
Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water
Simply using cold water instead of warm, the average household can avoid emitting 1,281 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.
Fill Your Reusable Water Bottle With Filtered Tap Water
By using a reusable water bottle and drinking filtered tap water, you are saving a plethora of plastic.
Use Kitchenware Products Made of Recycled Materials
By purchasing products made with recycled materials, and subsequently, not using those that arenâ€™t, we are conveying our message to reduce, recycle and reuse.
Refrain From Purchasing Products With an Excess of Packaging
Our purchase decisions have a huge effect on what is produced. Be a package minimalist, advocate green, and demand green products.