Techno Eyewear- Glasses and Eating Utensils in One

This is definitely one for the Green and Save catergory! Just think of all thousands of chopsticks, trees and energy we could save, if these became a 'Hot Item' . Glasses, eating utensils and a hair ornament, rolled into one. How Economically and Environmentally Savvy is that! From icBerlin  Here's how they would be good: 1.) Travel alot- … [Read more...]

Recycle Bank – An Opportunity to Earn Rewards

Does your office, strip center, building have a recycling program? Do you have to trudge all your recyclables off to a waste center? If so, this might be an opportunity for you to make money from all the paper, cans and other recyclable materials in your office. Recycle Bank- available now in a few states- will pick up your recycles for you and … [Read more...]

Green and Save- Office Furniture

  True Confession- I am becoming obessed with free stuff. My friends all roll their eyes at me- but for some reason, I have to go on Craig's list everyday to check out what is free. There are tons of free desks, conference tables, office chairs - one office was giving away 20 desks and chairs! Last week, another office was giving away a … [Read more...]

The Paperless Challenge – 10 Reasons to go Paperless

A couple things happened over the last month that I thought were absolutely great. First, I was at the Doctor, and she electronically sent her Rx right to the pharmacy- no paper and no waiting at the Pharmacy. The next- I got my first Dental Recall via email! and guess what, I replied with dates and set my appt up. How easy was that!  People … [Read more...]

Green and Save on Office Supplies

I recently received an email from an OD- who said he didn't believe in the Global Warming. Either does my brother for that matter- but greening your office supplies doesn't have to be about Global Warming, it's about saving money, providing a Toxin Free Office for your staff and patients with the added benefit of looking out for the environment. So … [Read more...]

Recycling another Opportunity- Cell Phones

In these economical times, I am always looking for opportunities for the ECP to increase income, bring people into your office and provide needed services and best of all - it's good for the environment. One of the ways, you can provide a needed service and make money or even fundraise- is to have your office as a drop off for cell phones, ink … [Read more...]

Medical Sharps- an Optical Opportunity?

Tuesday nights are reserved for playing cards with the GOB's (Great Old Biddies) The youngest in the group is 72 and the oldest is 93. Recently they just found out they can't throw 'Sharpies' (syringes) in the trash. Two of the women don't drive and another two use needles for diabetes. They don't know what to do with their needles, and don't have … [Read more...]

23 Top Green Business Resources

Maybe you are into the Green Movement, maybe your neutral and perhaps you think it's a big hype. The reality is, the majority of your patients are concerned about being ecologically friendly and toxin free. Where to start, what to do, how do you get the word out? Businesses who start now with green initiatives will reap the rewards in the future … [Read more...]

Toxins in the Office

How Clean and Toxin Free is Your Office ? How you clean your home and the products you use is a personal decision. But when it comes to the office, you owe it to your patients to provide a clean, toxin free environment. Did you Know? That cleaning products are responsible for 10% of the poison calls to the Poison Center? Many of your … [Read more...]

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

I am an avid recycler, and just when I think I know everything there is to recycle, I got this update from earth911. Have I ever been doing this wrong! I just put a pizza box in the recycling- Little did I know!  Check out the below do's and don'ts from Earth 911. 'Contamination is everywhere when it comes to recycling. It most likely occurs … [Read more...]

Recycling Phone Books

It's phone book time again- If you have 5 phones, you are probably going to receive at least 5 phone books! The question to ask, do you use them all? Do you need that many phone books? So what's an office to do? Did You Know? 540 Million phone books are given out each year Phone Books make up for 660,000 tons of trash every … [Read more...]

Green Labeling- What Does It Mean?

If you are like me, you might get confused about all the labels on products. The important thing to remember is just because it has a label, does not mean it's something good. Some labels have very strict certifications and others rely on the honesty of manufacturers.  Why is it important to your office? #1.)  You will be able to speak … [Read more...]

No Junk Mail-Getting Rid Of Junk Mail

It’s Not Hard To Go Paperless There seems to be a resentment or fear of going paperless. But you are going to have to do it, per government mandates, so why not start small? Start with getting rid of your junk mail and go forward from that point. The easiest thing to do is assign a person to specific paperless tasks. As an example, 1 person … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Green Your Office

By now, you may think that 'Going Green' is the latest Trend, the new Black, you are already over it. You may think it's hard work, it doesn't effect you, these old hippies once again trying to change the world!  Maybe you don't care, thinking this is a trend that will go away like last year's PRADA bag. Think again, it's not going away, because we … [Read more...]

What is Sustainability in the Office?

What is Sustainability? Green is a general concept that encompasses the entire movement to become environmentally conscious. Sustainable is buying (or not buying) and/or using products of companies that lessen their total impact on the earth. Lessening impact is providing, using or supporting products that can be recycled, reused, re purposed … [Read more...]