Have you ever wondered what designers choose to permanently ink onto their bodies? Parisleaf has our fair share of designers and certainly our fair share of tattoos. Among fourteen people, we have a total of fifteen tattoos, so be assured that this is not some “boring” article about soy- based inks and printing. It’s all about permanent ink that is found on the bodies of our workers. Alison Tattoo: Live Simply. Location: Left Wrist Why did you get this tattoo?: “To remind me never to get wrapped up in material... Read The Rest →
Our team is so proud of our natural leader, Chad and the moving message that he delivered to the TEDxUF audience. While many of us were able to sit and watch him live, it was quite a unique experience to watch him through the camera lens. There is no question that his message is substantial to people of all ages all over the world. He reminds us to embrace what we experience to be our truly authentic selves. We are all on an... 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.
If you’ve learned anything about Parisleaf (Besides for the fact that our web and printed materials are unmatched), you know that we’re all about making this planet a little greener. You’ve probably heard that for every order we receive, we plant 10 trees to offset the negative environmental impact of an order. To date we’ve planted approximately 8,000 trees. But what does this really mean? Why do we do what we do? Trees have the power to single-handedly change multiple features of the local and global community. Yet, unbeknownst... Read The Rest →
We often tend to view and experience the world through a lens that satisfies our own self-fulfillment. We go to college to study the subjects that interest us. We make new friends whom share similar interests and likes. We choose to work in fields that cater to our strengths. And, there is nothing inherently wrong with any of this. Nothing at all. This kind of behavior can aid in producing a quite satisfying life. So, what’s the problem, you ask? The answer isn’t always clearly defined.
“Your Pet is a Global Warming Machine,” says Utne Reader. ”Pet Dogs More Damaging to Environment Than SUVs,” ABC reports. The New Scientist asks,”Should owning a great dane make you as much of an outcast as an SUV driver?” Where did all of this come from? Why is it all on the Internet? (Well, maybe that’s pretty straightforward.) And, most pressingly, does all this mean that my dog needs to invest in carbon credits? The answer, surprisingly, comes from New Zealand. A few years ago, a pair of New Zealish... Read The Rest →
The smoke in Gainesville continues, so it’s time to ask some serious and important questions: How can we stay safe when the weather isn’t? Well, first of all, don’t go for a leisurely walk in the smog, like I just did. That was just ridiculous. Here’s what you can do to keep your lungs healthy and clear. 1. Stay informed. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection provides this map of air quality in your area. Look for Alachua County; you can see the yellow and red flickers pass over us,... Read The Rest →
Like many concerned citizens and breathers of air, we’ve been troubled by the recent smokiness in the Gainesville area. It’s clearly a forest fire, but where is it coming from? And why? The where is complicated: A few weeks ago, massive wildfires tore through 180,00 acres of forest in Brevard, Volusia, and St. Johns County. Now St. Johns and Volusia are burning once again, joined by Flagler County. All told, there are 256 active fires statewide. We’re also getting smoke blown down from a 10,000-acre fire in Georgia. Why?... Read The Rest →