- Earth Friendly
Earth Greetings recognise the dire need to consider the impact on the Earth in everything we produce, consume and throw away.
We also recognise that printing and paper production has the potential to cause many and varied detrimental environmental effects, and is a significant contributor to global warming.
The biggest single threat to our forests is their conversion into woodchips, pulp and paper. When we destroy forests, we destroy the homes of many native animal and plant species. Our oceans, waterways and their inhabitants are being polluted and damaged by exposure to toxic paper mill effluent & printer waste.
We believe that unless we recognise and consider our impact on the Earth and our reliance on its air, water and resources, this destruction will ultimately lead to our own demise as humans. Our aim at Earth Greetings is to do the absolute best we can to ensure we are using the most Earth considered means possible to create our products, and in doing so provide an Earth friendly alternative.
Earth Greetings choose printers who consider the environment in the printing process. This means ensuring:
Earth Greetings choose paper stocks which:
Our aim is to operate in such a way as to have minimal impact on the Earth’s environment by:
We first seek to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions but recognise and take responsibility for those we can't. Greenhouse gas emissions are created in the day to day running of our business for example freighting orders, the cars our reps drive to visit customers, the planes we catch to trade shows and all of the products we make.
All greenhouse gas emissions produced from Earth Greetings operations and products have been calculated by the Carbon Reduction Institute.
Earth Greeetings have purchased carbon offsets accredited under the Voluntary Carbon Standard to offset our emissions.
Earth Greetings are certified Carbon Neutral (NoCO2) and you can view our certificate here.
This year we decided to purchase carbon offsets that fund a clean energy from biomass project in India. The increasing ecenomic development and rapidly growing population in India means their environmental problems are growing rapidly. India’s air pollution is exacerbated by its heavy reliance on coal for power generation. Switching from coal to renewable biomass utilises agricultural waste or other non-renewable biomass residues as fuel to generate power and to lower the plants dependence on the local grid for electricity. These agricultural residues are thus saved from being burned as waste or left to decay producing methane emissions as they were before the start of this project. The project has also created additional employment and income for local farmers.