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The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Promotional Products

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									The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Promotional Products
As a community we need to join together and live eco-friendly lives, so
that generations to come can enjoy our earth's bounty. We teach our
children the basic rules of life but need to be reminded to live by them
as well. Therefore, just as a mother nurtures her children in the values
of life, I would like to propose that we all re-learn and actively live
by one of these core teachings. Share.
When your daughter pulls a Barbie Doll out of the hands of her friend you
reprimand her. "Stop it girls! You can both play together." Likewise, no
one person owns this earth and we should all be able to use its
resources. As gas prices rise and crude oil supplies are being depleted
we need to ask ourselves. Are we sharing?
The Unites States accounts for 4 percent of the Earth's population. Yet
we produce 25 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution from fossil -fuel
burning. This is attributed to: Our roughly 250 million registered cars
on the roads, our constant need of new, cheap products, and our high
usage/waste of electricity. But luckily there are ways to reduce our
carbon foot print if we are willing to work together and make small
sacrifices.
The best way to share our earth resources is to reduce our dependency on
them. Dare yourself to live a day without electricity. Our lifestyles are
all different but try spending one day without the television, computer
and phone. The sun is our best source of light, so turn the switches down
and go outside. And while you're out there, hang your clothing up on a
line to dry. Even a small day to day change yields a huge difference in
the long run.
It can be as simple as a switch from plastic bags to organic re usable
bags, or a decision to shop locally. Independent businesses generate
strength and stability in communities by giving back 80 percent of the
profit they make. Is that 10 percent discounted product from China really
better than the more expensive American made product? Though both
products look similar, an organic American made tee shirt will last
longer than a cheap factory produced shirt. By knowing your store owners
personally you can trust in their products and support their growth with
a purchase. The longer a product lasts, the less you will have to buy
more-and the less you'll contribute to big business' large carbon foot
print. This community bonding is the perfect way to share in our earths
resources.
One reasonable way to reduce the amount of gas used and the amount of
fumes released is to car pool. Use a recycled calendar to make a driving
schedule with a co-worker, classmate, or friend. When you car pool you
save money and reduce your carbon output. The sun is always willing to
share its rays with us. So we should start sharing all of earth's
resources with one another.
Businesses today are taking steps towards eco-friendliness by reducing
their negative impact on the world. Some efforts include changing from
coal burning fuel to solar energy by implementing solar panels in
factories. But not all efforts must be so drastic. Personal electricity
use in the office, such as computers, lights and air conditioning can be
monitored and adjusted for optimal use. Recycled materials can be used to
produce products that will last longer. And the theme of eco -friendliness
can be spread with the use of smart advertising and personalized
promotional products. Several promotional products often purchased by
businesses now have eco-friendly alternatives. Companies can purchase
eco-friendly promotional products such as personalized organic cotton
tote bags for an upcoming convention or trade shows. Businesses can
distribute promotional travel tumblers to reduce waste from paper coffee
cups. Recycled flyers and water bottles can be given out as take home
gifts at the annual company picnic. These are just a few simple examples
of environmentally friendly promotional products that are available.
Businesses must take the initiative and make others aware of eco-
friendliness. By turning over to eco-friendly policies, businesses
encourage us to change, so that everyone on this earth can share in its
resources.
Jenn Jimenez is a e-marketing specialist for Motivators, Inc., a Long
Island based promotional products distributor. The company's website,
Motivators.com boasts over 30,000 e-commerce enabled promotional
products, in addition to a large selection of eco-friendly promotional
products.

								
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