Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Passion, Paper Industry News, Contests...

-- Quote of the Day --

“When we ask for change, we have a desire for something… In order for that desire to come into reality, the exact opposite has to come in to place first. …We first have to release the fear and negative emotions and thoughts, we have to clear them out …and be able to transcend the fear. …In order for a new system to come in the old system has to breakdown. …Based on old ideas that cannot sustain themselves in the new consciousness. If we are saying that we want world peace and harmony, we have to let go of old ideas and old ways of doing things in order for that to come into being. …The same thing is happening in your life.
…Have passion, go find somebody that inspires you…”

~ Stephen Edwards Dec 2, 2008

Today's quote comes from an interview with Stephen Edwards on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show that aired on Dec 2, 2008. Archived interviews are easy to access any time of the day, for free, simply by visiting the Conscious Discussions website and browsing the archive list.

-- Positive Eco-News --

The paper industry ranks 4th in contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute 9% of the manufacturing sector’s carbon emissions. If the U.S alone could cut office paper use by just 10% it would prevent the emission of 1.6 million tons of greenhouse gases (the equivalent of taking 280,000 cars off the road). This underlines the importance of designing in-house reduction and reuse operation methods, choosing recycled content materials and increasing recycling efforts.

In our office for instance we chose a ink printer that would print on both sides... we simply select the option of printing alternate pages (1,3,5,etc), place those pages back in the tray and select the other setting (2, 4, 6, etc). There is also a front feed for double printing on single pages. We chose paper that has recycled content and when getting large orders of promotion items we keep the environment in mind. For instance, our bookmarks are printed on 100% recycled content with all veggie inks by a printer that is located about 6-7 hours from our home - reducing the fossil fuels spent in transport. So you see, it can be very easy to make a huge impact on the stresses our forests face.

Few of us realize the value of recycling paper - Here's a statement I read on the green office makeover website: Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil (think about that next time you’re standing at the pump)... sadly the site goes on to say: 40% of the solid mass in landfills is paper and paperboard. And as most of us know – organics compost anaerobically in the landfill creating all kinds of toxic waste issues to ground water and releasing one of the most toxic compounds to our world – Methane. This is a horrible crime indeed - It is hard to imagine that in these days, with all the education and enthusiasm in environmental activism there could be such thoughtless waste.

So if your office or place of employment does not have a recycling program in place - please present the managers with your concerns. This may not always reek immediate change in the workplace, but by voicing your concern it certainly is a step in the right direction. Talk to your co-workers and see if others feel the same as you - for there is power in numbers. Alternatively start your own recycling program. There was a woman we knew who worked at a local insurance company a few years ago and they would not start an in-house recycling program for all recyclables. So she started one on her own and would take the box of plastic bags and other recyclables home to contribute to the blue bag.

It is good for business to show concern for the environment. So if you own a business or work where they have made steps to help green the planet, be sure to post the information in local papers or at the very least have a poster in your window. This is actually a very frugal, yet effective social and green advertising technique that anyone can employ. By doing this you are also subtly challenging other businesses to follow suit.

-- Contest/Prize information --

We are now offering contests occasionally on our two radio programs and/or blog.

This is a new addition to the services we provide our fans, so keep an eye out for announcements and keep listening to our broadcasts... to find out what you might be able to win. Typically all you have to do is be the first to email us when we announce the contest and you get the prize.

Prizes are most often offered by (previous or upcoming) featured guests but they can come from other sources too.

So if you, or someone you know would like to participate in offering prizes to our blog readers and radio show listeners – simply go to to find our contact information.

** What is the catch you might ask?? ***
You must be responsible and reliable in making sure that you have a product on hand for the winner of the contest and mail it to them (remember, its an international audience) within a few days of being notified of the winner's information. I take care of everything else.

**What do you get out of it?? **
Free exposure to the audience of our 2 radio shows and readers of our blog. I also plan on announcing the contests & winners in various social media, our newsletter, etc... I would encourage anyone offering a prize to promote the event wherever they can as well, including their blogs, press releases and so forth.

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1 comment:

  1. I recycle in my home office. I have a box where I put paper that has been printed on one side (both from my office and my husband's). I then use the back side to print research information for my nonfiction or editing pages for fiction. Tossing paper into a recycle box is as easy as tossing it in the trash.


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