Youth- they are our future. Luckily, local Gainesville high schoolers now have the opportunity to change our future through a great opportunity to complete a 100-hour community service project. The UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) has designed this project to enable students to learn about innovation and sustainability while volunteering with local organizations. The 100-hour service project will also completely fulfill the community service requirement for aspiring Bright Futures scholars over the course of five weeks. The YELS: Gainesville Summer Service Project enables local high school students... Read The Rest →
Yum! Brands took a serious shift towards more sustainable paper products in this week’s recent announcement about their sourcing methods. The world’s largest fast food company announced that they would start using paper only from sources with rigorous forest management standards. This means that Yum! Brands will no longer use paper products from rainforests, tree plantations or any unsustainable forests. The company promises to source only from forests that have been endorsed from the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The company uses paper and wood fiber in... Read The Rest →
Earth Day is rapidly approaching and is always a great time to give back to the environment. Parisleaf has always prided itself on being a globally-minded and eco-friendly printing and design business, but there are plenty of other businesses that could learn how to use Earth Day for their business. Earth Day gives us an opportunity to incorporate the spirit of Earth Day into your business. Local Business Strategy Participate in Earth Day Festivals- Earth Day festivals are a great way to show how green your company or brand is to... Read The Rest →
According to Greenpeace, every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field disappears. That means more than 31 million football fields of rainforest cut down each year. As the global population increases, the need for paper products increases exponentially. Companies are taking the sustainable initiative. Consumers now have the option to receive online statements instead of paper ones. Also, companies develop an incentive for employees that make a change for the environment. An example of this would be companies that give their employees who carpool better... Read The Rest →
Gainesville is greening, and Parisleaf Printing and Design is engaging the university this Earth Day. Parisleaf focuses on sustainability by planting trees year-round. On Friday, the company gave students the chance to plant their own tree through the Parisleaf’s social networks to recognize Earth Day. Parisleaf went to UF’s Turlington Plaza on Friday to give away laptop stickers that featured comical memes relating to the company and its eco-friendly initiatives. The design firm also had laptops onsite to provide students instant access to plant their trees. By almost doubling its... Read The Rest →
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Look anywhere, and it’s clear – green is cool. We’re carrying reusable bags when we go to the supermarket. Driving more fuel-efficient cars to get where we need to go. Some of us are even utilizing alternative forms of energy to power the appliances we love most. So a recent study should come as a real shock, especially since it touts the current generation as less green than their predecessors. Yes, I said less green.
This past Thursday, the US Labor department released its first ever green jobs report. The report stated that in 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million green jobs inside the United States. While the majority of green employment was found inside the private sector (2.3 million to be exact), around 860,300 jobs were also found within the public sector. This is the first time the US Labor Department has ever released information regarding the green sector. While this report is encouraging, there is a still lot of work that needs to... Read The Rest →
It’s college basketball season. And whether you’re an extreme fan or could care less about basketball, we all can agree that green is good. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of filling out brackets and rooting for your alma mater, we cannot ignore the great carbon footprint that March Madness inevitably carries with it. From the transportation of athletes to tournament matchups to the great amount of food and paper products utilized during the month’s events, March Madness is indeed harsh on the environment. But all... Read The Rest →
It’s that time of year again. Spring break is over and we’re all stuck in long haul leading up to summer. In the meantime many of us will partake in a little spring cleaning. Here at Parisleaf, we like to call it Spring Greening. There are many products available to help get you home or small business looking brand new, but if you choose to work with eco-friendly cleaning products, the planet will breathe a sigh of relief.