Small Business, Local Focus
From small farm-to-table restaurants to regional banks, small to midsize businesses are turning greener every day. This is vital for our future as more than 53.42% of employees in the United States work for companies with less than 500 employees, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics (60.42% work for companies with less than 1,000 employees).
Sustainable Outdoor Lifestyle
Sustainable Outdoor Lifestyle found a way to turn plastic waste into eco-friendly outdoor furniture. The company is so dedicated to deflecting landfill waste that they will even take the furniture back if you decide that you no longer want it, so it can be made into new products once again. Their Adirondack chairs, gliders, and tables are all designed to last much longer than their wood and metal counterparts.
Organik SEO is a search engine marketing company that was started from day one with a focus on sustainability, environmental awareness, and work/life balance. The company has an operations focus on reducing waste and the entire company uses less than 2 reams of paper annually. Organik SEO is also a Certified B Corporation. Organik SEO is dedicated to helping “brands with purpose” reach their audiences, making them a solid ally for green business development.
Smart Bird Clothing Co.
In an effort to move away from the damage of mass produced clothing, often made under poor working conditions, Smart Bird Clothing Co. creates high quality clothing with organic cotton, low impact dye, and made right here in the United States.
f&h Office Systems
f&h Office Systems provides environmentally friendly office supplies and a recycling system for toner cartridges. According to their website “8 printer cartridges are thrown away every second in the U.S., over 400 million are tossed into our nation’s landfills each year.” f&h Office Systems takes old toner cartridges and refurbishes them, which diverts them from the landfill and reduces the need for new plastic production. The company motto is “Every Day Should be Earth Day” and operations and services are all designed to help companies reduce waste.