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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth Day - the Stampin' Up! Way

Just thought I would share some information about how Stampin' Up! celebrates Earth Day every day. This is from my up, up, up, up, upline Denise Waddell.

Happy Earth day stampers . . . so, did you know how awesome Stampin' Up! is about being green? I'm so proud of them for trying hard to be kind to our world and conserve energy too!

Rubber . . . they donate excess rubber from manufacturing to "Courage Reins"! A non profit group that provides horseback riding therapy to physically and mentally challenged children. This awesome group is able to fund their programs from sales of the rubber used in playgrounds and horse stables.

Wood blocks . . . these are created from renewable sources using sustainable practices. This maple wood tree farms grows them specifically for the purpose of harvesting wood.

Card stock and paper . . . paper used for shipping is 100% recycled and our card stock contains recycled paper too! In fact, Basic Black is our greenest color! Darker shades use the most recycled paper in them . . . and, our paper brokers are certified to help ensure that our paper uses paper from sustainably managed forests. These mills take steps to lessen their carbon footprint. One of the mills even generates their own power!

Building . . . Stampin' Up! facilities use geothermal wells to reduce the consumption of heating oil or natural gas. Lights are on sensors and timers to reduce the use of electricity, filters are in place to reduce any air pollution that stamp production may creative. And native water wise plants are using in the landscaping and sprinklers minimize evaporation.

Carbon footprint . . . shipping practices are designed to reduce the carbon footprint. including using non-peak traffic hours with UPS and carpooling stamp facility transfers with otherwise empty Sysco food delivery trucks! Now, don't you love that!!

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