On the afternoon of May 20, 2013, a category EF5 tornado devastated the city of Moore, Oklahoma, taking the lives of more than two-dozen residents and injuring hundreds more. With winds estimated at 210 mph, the twister ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb leaving a path of destruction 1.3 miles wide and 17 miles long. Unfortunately, block after block of flattened homes and businesses is not new to Moore. In 1999, another deadly EF5 tornado destroyed the area, following an eerily similar storm path. Once again, the residents of Moore were left to pick up the pieces.
Have you ever wondered how paper recycling actually works? Check out the infographic below and see how your daily recycling efforts are making a real difference.
Dolphin Blue has been a big fan of recycled paper since the 90’s. (Remember the 90’s? Good times.) We pride ourselves in the fact that our papers contain a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, with many of our paper options repping a 100% post-consumer content stamp. In other words, Dolphin Blue offers “tree free” paper. Yes, we love the environment.
Recently, the staff at Dolphin Blue began questioning the buying practices of our government, and evaluating their overall impact on sustainability. As more corporations continue to manufacture their goods in foreign countries, many tax-supported agencies have jumped on the “low-cost” bandwagon, creating a governmental bidding system with little regard to sustainability. To answer some of our questions, we consulted with our in-house expert, Dolphin Blue Founder & President, Thomas Kemper.
Nothing keeps kids (and adults!) more organized than a good planner. In honor of back-to-school season, check out those from Dolphin Blue — all of which are made from at least 30 percent recovered waste papers, using minimal virgin forest resources. Whether you need a planner in a wall, desk, or book format, you can find plenty of styles to suit your needs.
Recently, one of our customers from Manning Architecture asked why we do what we do at Dolphin Blue. Our CEO, Thomas Kemper, answered that we do it to make sure our carbon footprint is small and our mission is to create a sustainable planet for future generations.
Dolphin Blue CEO, Thomas Kemper, speaks on how we can help our environment.
- How can investing in sustainability help businesses’ bottom line?
Can we begin by defining sustainability as meaning: meeting the social, ecological and economic needs of our generation, while allowing future generations the ability to meet their own social, ecological and economic needs. As author and Sr. VP Marketing with IBM Canada, Bob Willard points out in his book, The Sustainability Advantage, there are several factors that contribute to a financially stronger bottom line in companies that operate in a sustainable manner.
Some of these factors contributing to a financially stronger bottom line are:
· Competitive advantage in the market served by a company.
· Higher retention of employees.
· Goodwill in the communities served by a company.
· Higher employee morale, which equates to higher productivity.
· Savings gained from conservation of energy and improved systems’ efficiencies.
· Easier to recruit as well as to retain good employees. Continue reading