Carbon Day Sustainability Practices and Policies

· 100% recycled paper is used in the office environment. There is are-use paper policy in place. Printing on the back of a used sheet of paper is highly encouraged for all non-official internal documents.

· We keep our printed marketing materials to a minimum, and instead focus on online media. When necessary our marketing materials are printed locally on recycled paper at a 100% wind powered facility that uses vegetable-based inks.

· We purchase our office products locally and from companies whose practices we can support with good conscience.

· There is a compost bin on location and it is a requirement that employees compost all items that are able to be composted.

· Multiple recycling bins are located in the office for co-mingled glass, plastics and metal as well as paper and cardboard.

· All of our shipping is done in reused or post-consumer waste boxes, with minimal packaging materials.

· We use primarily non-toxic cleaning supplies.

· Most of our employees are provided with laptops instead of desktop computers to conserve energy.

· Our office has passive solar lighting and heating. When we need to provide ourselves with a little artificial light, we use CFL’s.

· Our office is centrally located in downtown Chicago allowing our staff walking access to restaurants and businesses thus limiting the need for driving during the day.

· We recognize that our commitment to our community is a commitment to the environment. We dedicate time for community action and involvement that is often a contribution to the environment as well.

· We encourage biking to work and over half of our staff bikes to work on a regular basis. We also allow employees to use their lunchtime for a good bike ride if desired. We have community bikes that are available to all Carbonday employees.

· We allow employees to work at home at times.

Tree Facts

• Two mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
• One acre of trees removes 2.6 tons of CO2 per year.
• About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests
• The average tree in an urban area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
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