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How To Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Business

Developing a strategy for reducing your business' carbon footprint can help educate your employees about climate change and the importance of incorporating environmentally-friendly workplace behaviors. To help your business get started, this post covers everything you need to know about carbon footprints, how to calculate them, and actionable reduction tips for your workplace. Continue reading to learn more!

  April 22nd, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, motivating businesses around the world to change their behaviors to minimize their environmental impact. One way companies can do this is by reducing their carbon footprints. Developing a strategy for reducing your business' impact can help educate your employees about this year's Earth Day theme, climate change, and the importance of incorporating environmentally-friendly workplace behaviors. To help your business get started, this post covers everything you need to know about carbon footprints, how to calculate them, and actionable reduction tips for your workplace. Continue reading to learn more!

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How To Become Your Business's Eco-Ambassador

Do you cringe every time you see one of your well-meaning coworkers toss a recyclable container into the trash? Do the intricacies of our nation's recycling system leave you agitated? Or maybe you generally have recycling on the brain. If any of those resonate with you, Eco-Ambassador may be the role for you! Continue reading for our tips on implementing a successful Eco-Ambassador program.

 

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How the #Trashtag Challenge is inspiring a global effort to clean up our environment

We never imagined we'd be compelled to cover the latest 'internet challenge' on our blog, but that all changed earlier this month when we came across the #Trashtag challenge.

  We never imagined we'd be compelled to cover the latest 'internet challenge' on our blog, but that all changed earlier this month when we came across the #Trashtag. With over 324,000 shares on Facebook, and 38,000 tagged posts on Instagram, the #Trashtag challenge is inspiring people all over the world to clean up trash in their communities. With hopes of motivating our readers to participate, we wanted to share some more information about the challenge and the positive impact it's making on our environment. Leave us a comment if you've completed the #Trashtag challenge & share your favorite photos with us.

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Six Eco-Friendly Retail Initiatives

‘Tis the season for (sustainable) shopping! We’ve searched the world of retailers to find some of the more inspirational tactics that retail companies are using to limit their impact on the environment.

  ‘Tis the season for (sustainable) shopping! As we begin our holiday festivities, it’s easy to forget how much extra waste is created during this time of year. The EPA estimates that Americans generate an additional 1 million tons of waste per week between Thanksgiving and Christmas! At RoadRunner, we're always looking for ways to reduce and eliminate waste, so we’ve searched the world of retailers for inspirational initiatives that brands are using to limit their impact on the environment. Keep reading to learn which retailers we are inspired by and leave us a comment to let us know about your favorite eco-minded stores to shop with throughout the holidays!

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