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Posts Tagged ‘Green Clients’

Finally, a green lawn service we can get behind

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Our friend Tim Bannister has started a new eco-friendly lawn care business. Utilizing equipment that does not produce harmful emissions common to standard lawn care services, the new company will serve both commercial and residential customers.

Tim was blown away when he found out that a push mower emits as much hourly pollution as 11 cars, and even worse, riding mowers can emit as much 34 cars. In his research he also discovered that Americans spill over 17 million gallons of gas each year refueling lawn and garden equipment – more fuel than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.

To counter this impact, EcoZoo Lawn uses battery powered equipment that is recharged with solar and wind power. Transportation to jobs sites is fueled with Biodiesel. The batteries used are over 95% recyclable, and the company employs best practices with regards to sustainability on the job and in the office. Another benefit is a reduction in noise pollution, as the equipment runs over 50% quieter than typical lawn care equipment. Costs of services are kept competitive as the equipment requires no petroleum and virtually no maintenance. EcoZoo Lawn provides a free monthly eco-savings report documenting customers lessening environmental impact.

Those of you who know Tim know that he is a huge proponent of green printing. Naturally, all of his promotional materials are being produced using soy inks and 100% post-consumer recycled papers, processed without the use of chlorine. Your green printer is proud to help, and support Tim in his new sustainable business venture.

For more information about EcoZoo Lawn’s zero impact lawn and grounds maintenance or to request a free evaluation and proposal, call Tim Bannister at (919) 218-2657, send an email to or visit our website at

NC Audubon Society goes green with Annual Report

Friday, December 19th, 2008

New Director Ida Phillips was handed the responsibility of producing the NC Audubon Society’s Annual Report and naturally turned to her friends at Raleigh’s online green printer for help. After selecting the paper-efficient format of a 6×9 saddle-stitched booklet, the non-profit weighed the pros and cons of paper finishes. Although gloss papers are designed to showcase color photographs the way people are used to seeing them, these papers do not have the highest post-consumer waste content. The group ultimately decided to make the full commitment to 100% pcw recycled papers. The cover is printed in soy inks on 100# cover stock and the pages are 80# text, both of which are processed chlorine-free. Despite lacking a glossy finish, the color photos look great on the uncoated sheet, and everyone agrees that the feel of the report is more in keeping with Audubon’s conservation mission.

We appreciate an environmental non-profit organization that carries it’s commitment to the environment through to all aspects of it’s operation, and thank the NC Audubon Society for choosing the original green printing company in Raleigh, NC for this project.

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