At GreenandMore.com, we want to assure you that our company believes in giving you more than just eco- conscious products and information. We understand it’s important to work on reducing our own impacts to the planet, so we look for areas in our business and products that do not meet green standards, and make a change. We also want to provide ways to help others create positive environmental change. This commitment results in the following list of our green initiatives which are underway:
Greener office practices
green living tip of the day
It takes 95 percent less energy to make a new aluminum can from recycled aluminum cans.
- Recycle office and kitchen waste: paper, plastics, aluminum, cans, and glass
- Purchase only recycled paper products for office and kitchen
- Work with print shops that offer recycled paper and soy ink for promotional materials and catalogs
- Choose technology partners based on their green practices, and commitment to using renewable energy sources
- Utilize power save options on light switches, as well as all computers and monitors overnight
- Work with property managers to use CFL or LED lighting for office space
Before you make a purchase, we offer you the option to donate your spare change using our “ChangeRoundUp” option at checkout, to one of many trusted environmental charities, before placing your order. About the charities:
Co-op America Member
GreenandMore.com is proud to be a part of the environmentally sustainable businesses that carry the Co-op America Seal and are listed in The National Green Pages™. Green businesses listed in Co-op America’s National Green Pages™ have passed a screening process that qualifies them for membership.
The NGP is a directory listing nearly 3,000 businesses that have made firm commitments to sustainable, socially just principles, including the support of sweatshop-free labor, organic farms, fair trade, and cruelty-free products. Co-op America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982, whose mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Recycled and Recyclable Packaging
Our products are packaged with as little packaging as required to safely get the piece to your door. We use recycled cardboard boxes and recycled padding inside the box when possible. Most communities recycle cardboard at the curb so you too can continue to recycle the box and packaging. We have designed the majority of our product to ship in boxes that are as small as possible. This helps on a couple of different levels, 1) it makes the shipping less expensive and 2) it means more products can be shipped on the same truck, plane, boat, train, etc. helping to cut down on shipping emissions in general. We also ship the majority of our packages with UPS due to their eco initiatives. See the links below for more information on both.