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4 Ways to be Eco-Friendly in Your Business

For earth day this year, Mango Marketing donated to One Tree Planted. One Tree planted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. Since 2014, One Tree Planted has more than doubled the number of trees planted each year, and are working with partners across 43+ countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. The plant one tree for every dollar donated. And, yes, you can donate just ONE dollar! Mango Marketing Co. decided to help plant 100 trees in Colombia for Earth Day this year. Maybe you can't afford to donate just yet... That's okay! Here are three ways to be more eco-friendly in your business.

  1. Go Digital Lose the paper trial! There are so many apps that can help reduce the paper trail you leave behind. We strongly suggest diving into your notes app, a google calendar and a project management system like Asana to help reduce your foot print. Digital contracts and invoices can help reduce paper trails between yourself + clients. They can be created, signed and digitally saved.

  2. Work with Greener Businesses We are an average of the five closest people to us. In your business world, are your business bffs on the eco-friendly train, too? Making sure to do business with green businesses will help elevate you and others around you.

  3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle We have heard that term since we were children. What does "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" mean in an eco-friendly, sustainable business world? It means to be intentional and to think outside the box. For example, maybe you got some tote bags made for your business and they printed it on black canvas instead of white. Use the black canvas for promotional giveaways, stock images and more.

  4. Get Crafty! Maybe you just bought a ton of stuff for an event. Don't throw it out! Utilize it for social media images, social media videos and other events. You can recycle what you can't and sell on places like Facebook Marketplace for other eco-friendly, money saving savvy businesses to buy up!

We won't be perfect and we can't change over night. These small eco-friendly tips for your business are designed to help make little shifters. Mother earth will thank us for all of our efforts.