Green Certified Web

This site is Green Certified by  The organization who owns this web site has integrated Sustainable processes into their business and is committed to doing even more to preserve Natural Resources in their day to day business practice. They paid to be trained in being green in business, for the opportunity to do a business self evaluation and to share the results of that evaluation with you, the visitor to their web site. The list of sustainable processes listed below is based on a "self evaluation."


  Certified Web Site:
  Company:   Edward W. McCarroll
  City, State:   Culver City, CA
  Certification Valid From:   5/28/2011
  Certification Valid To:   5/28/2013
Below are some of the Eco-Friendly practices this business claims are currently part of their sustainability efforts. No business exists that isn't constantly growing and working to be better. Check back to see new ways they have found to be green. As this business becomes more sustainable, these changes will be posted here...

Sustainability Efforts - How this Business is Green:

1.   Please tell us about what your company or organization does
  I am a freelance web developer working out of a home office.
2.   Tell us something about your company and your efforts to go green and be sustainable:
  I walk, bike, buy Energy Star, avoid unnecessary travel, recyle everything unless I can re-use it.
3.   Is there anything special or unique about how you run your company that is sustainable or helps the environment?
  I use CREDO's cell phones. They donate a substantial amount of money to environmentalist non-profits. I've also done a lot of volunteer work for the Sierra Club.
4.   Our recycling program consists of:
  We encourage recycling of all paper, post-it notes, envelopes, junk mail, newspaper, plastics, bottles, cans, electronic equipment and biodegradable (compostable) materials
5.   When it comes to employee transportation:
  We provide information about public transportation and provide VIP parking for carpoolers, motorcycles and bicycles
6.   In the break room we...
  have employees bring their own cutlery instead of using plastic
7.   We regulate the temperature in our business by:
  We heat and cool using the outside air
8.   Our lighting in our business is...
  Some T-12 fluorescent lighting and some energy efficient lighting:  90% CFL
9.   Stand by electronics like printers, chargers and computer speakers are...
  some are turned off at night, others stay on to help run the business
10.   When buying electronic products for our office, we...
  Balance cost against energy efficiency but do our best to be energy efficient
11.   We are making efforts to be a paperless office (all documents are stored on a computer)
12.   We take the stairs rather than the elevator to work.
13.   Our computers go into standby mode after 1 hour of nonuse.
14.   We encourage our staff to avoid printing emails
15.   We prefer to telecommute and avoid flying
16.   We do most customer business (registration, invoicing, contracts, etc.) over the phone, web site or through email.
17.   Our web site hosting company is green and eco-friendly
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