Posted by Lorna.Doone on 30. November 2009 16:50
Good Greetings! (It seemed appropriate.)
I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Lorna Doone Brewer, and I am flattered to have been asked to share my musings here on the My Good Greetings blog. I happen to be a big fan of the earth and love sharing ideas about how to take little steps to be a little gentler to our planet. I've done so in the past on my own Something Good blog and am pleased to bring some of those thoughts over to this space.
My hope is to share hints and tips on how to live a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle, as well as to simply share stories of what it's like to put those ideas to work in my own life.
With the Holiday Season upon us, there are a few ideas I'd like to offer that I think make a difference. I hope some of them make their way into your family traditions!
Posted by Rene.Bross on 6. November 2009 13:36
I think we can all agree that making green choices isn't always easy- or the most convenient. Sure, it's easier to shoot off to the grocery store without a care in the world, and say "paper or plastic"- then remembering to bring your reusable bags. Sure it's easier to throw your empty aluminum cans and plastic milk containers right into the kitchen garbage can- then walking the few extra steps to the garage and the recycling bin. Sure it's easier to let the water run the entire time you brush your teeth- then remembering to shut the faucet off while you brush. Sure it's easier to buy a plastic bottle of water with your to-go lunch- then remembering to bring your reusable steel water bottle. Life is definitely more convenient, and completely mindless to take the non-green route. But is it better in the long-run? Is easier and convenient always better?
At My Good Greetings, we believe that the extra effort to make mindful, conscious, green decisions- even small little green decisions- add up to make a BIG difference in the long run. That's why in addition to making green choices in our every day life, we strive to make green decisions with our products and how we ship our products. Sure it's easier (and cheaper) to shrink wrap our cards in plastic and fill the box with packing peanuts or sealed plastic air. But what will that do to the environment in the long run? That shrink wrap and those packing peanuts would go right in the garbage- to lie for an eternity in landfill without ever decomposting. We believe that easier isn't always better so we choose to wrap our cards in 100% recycled, FSC Certifed paper and seal the wrap with a 100% recycled sticker and place it in a recycled cardboard box with recycled kraft paper stuffing- all of which will decompose quite nicely and quickly. Thank you very much! And we think it looks a lot cuter than plastic shrink wrap- I bet mother nature would think so too!