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How We Are Green

At EcoRico we walk our talk! To make sure we practice what we preach, we strive constantly to raise our Eco-tegrity™ through continuing education. What’s great about that? Not only does our immediate environment benefit, but you do as well. Our deepening knowledge base gets passed onto YOU through our programming and eco-tips!

So, without further ado, here are some of the many ways we are GREEN.

  • Our home and office are powered by solar energy.
  • In our home and office, we aggressively practice the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
  • We drive hybrid cars, not only for fuel efficiency, but, most importantly, for the low emissions.
  • The EcoRico website is hosted by GreenGeeks, a green webhost that purchases wind energy credits for the energy we consume from the grid. In fact, our webhost purchases 3 times the amount of energy used by our servers. So EcoRico not only has a carbon neutral site, but helps cover the carbon footprint of other sites as well. For more information, please click here.
  • EcoRico business cards and stationary are printed on 100% recycled paper.
  • Our big runs of printed office supplies are printed on soy ink. HOWEVER, our smaller runs are printed on regular ink because it takes more energy to run the soy ink press for a small run than it does to print a small run on a regular ink machine.
  • Our banners are printed on 100% Organic Cotton or Bio-degradeable Vinylesque Bioflex, a material that looks and performs like vinyl but when disposed of, in landfill conditions (darkness, high heat, moisture and lack of oxygen), it attracts microbes that break down the PVC within 3 to 5 years. Bioflex contains no toxic materials and is tear, fade and fungus resistant. If you would like information on how to green your printing, please click here:  http://planitgreenprinting.com/.
  • We print and copy two-sided. We reuse one-sided paper for printing.
  • We power down our computers at night.
  • We use only CFLs for lighting.
  • Our heating, air and refrigeration are Energy-Star compliant.
  • We buy all organic and locally-grown produce.
  • We compost organic matter for mulch.
  • We say please, thank you and you’re welcome.
  • We say a prayer of thanks at dinner each and every night for our family, friends, the Earth and its people.

We are deeply grateful for your support and efforts at making our planet a cleaner, happier, safer and more fun place to live. Gracias!