3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Inside and Outside of the Office

Just because you’re stuck at work doesn’t mean you can’t give back to good ol’ mother nature. Our friends from MyCorporation.com have three super easy ways for you to make a difference this Earth Day.

Tuesday April 22nd can only mean one thing this year – the celebration of Earth Day! Having started in 1970, Earth Day has since become a global event for more than 192 countries throughout the world as a means to honor the environment and the planet as a whole. And even if you don’t consider your business to be considered traditionally “green” don’t worry – you can still join in on the big day and make a point to change how your office saves on energy and helps out in the local area!

Utilize your electronics.

Even the infamous Apple logo at Apple stores throughout the country will be green for a day! There is hardly a reason today to be printing out hundreds of pieces of paper each day. Giving a presentation? Use a PowerPoint slideshow and have people follow along on their laptops or smartphones through a webinar. Jot notes on your phone instead of on a notepad and turn down the brightness settings on your phone and laptop alike to further conserve more battery life and power.

Spell out the basics of recycling.

It’s amazing how many companies don’t have a recycling bin in the office, let alone sort the different types of recyclable products. First things first – get a big blue bin, and then get a couple extra to keep in highly frequented parts of your office. Label each bin with “plastic,” “glass,” “metal,” and “paper.” These labels should help make the sorting easy on you, and your coworkers alike, to get into the habit of recycling on a daily basis.

Check out what’s going on in your community.

Last, but definitely not least, get outside of the office. It’s not too late to organize a team building activity in the community that will not only bring your employees closer together, but will do some greater good for the area in honor of Earth Day as well! Check out what’s going on in terms of giving back with local non-profits, or check with your city’s local Chamber of Commerce to see if they have any options available. And if you plan ahead in advance and schedule a day out with your team, helping to build homes with Habitat for Humanity is another wonderful option if you want to tackle this project on a larger scale and give back not just to the Earth, but to some of its inhabitants who are in need too!

Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com. MyCorporation is a leader in online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, providing start-up bundles that include corporation and LLC formation, registered agent, DBA, and trademark & copyright filing services. MyCorporation does all the work, making the business formation and maintenance quick and painless, so business owners can focus on what they do best. Follow her on Google+ and on Twitter @mycorporation.


Shoeboxed Celebrates Earth Day

celebrate earth dayToday marks the 44th annual Earth Day celebration in the United States.

The very first Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd in 1970, was the result of hard-fought environmental efforts made by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who built upon the passion of the late 1960s social movements in order to bring ecological concerns into the spotlight.

By the end of the 1960s, the American public had become more and more concerned about the fate of the planet. Grassroots organizations rallied students and volunteers throughout the country, and on April 22nd, 1970, over 20 million Americans demonstrated in the streets of their local towns and cities. Senator Nelson insisted that while the ultimate goals of creating Earth Day were political, the activities of Earth Day should be local. Continue reading “Shoeboxed Celebrates Earth Day”

Earth Day Local Press

The other day, we were featured in both local papers here in Durham about our Earth Day promotion, and I just wanted to show you all the link from one of them. Sue Stock from the News and Observer wrote about us here. The other article in the Herald Sun requires a subscription online, but was a great story about the green initiatives of companies here in downtown Durham.

Shoeboxed will help you recycle your receipts!

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