Geil Green - The ongoing evolution from wastefulness to sustainability
Geil Enterprises is committed to the continued transformation to total sustainability. From product content to product packaging, Geil Enterprises continues to implement practices and processes, minimizing our carbon footprint. This commitment is in alignment with our mission, which is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our employees and clients.
Here is a partial list of our GREEN practices and processes:
Recycle Printer Ink Cartridges
Recycle Plastic Containers
Utilize certified GREEN cleaning products
Use Micro Fiber versus terry cotton cloths
Use Vacuums with HEPPA filters
Mini Business Cards (1/3 the size of a regular business card)
Reuse paper (print on both sides)
Removed all waste baskets from offices and cubicles and replaced them with recycling containers
All non recyclable waste goes into a central waste can in the break-room
Only use ceramic or glass cups, plates, glasses eliminating paper & plastic goods
Shut down 50% of our lights to conserve energy
Switching to high fuel economy vehicles (completed by 2011–over 90 vehicles)
All stationery must be made of recycled content
No longer purchasing pre-printed logo stationery
Eliminated dozens of Propane driven Scrubbers from our inventory (resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of revenue/sales)
We use Office Depot Green paper with 30% recycled post consumer content and Boise Aspen 100 made with 100% post-consumer content. Both are FSC Recycled certified.
In our ongoing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, we have retrofitted our corporate office to utilize 28 Watt T8 lamps and occupancy sensor light switches in all offices, work areas and restrooms. This simple light bulb change will save an estimated 1000 watts of electricity usage. Combined with the occupancy sensor switches, it will reduce our overall energy usage for years to come. The cost of this retrofit was, in part, funded by Energy Efficiency Rebates provided by PG&E.
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