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:   Women in Ecommerce
  City, State:   Fort Lauderdale, FL
  Certification Valid From:   7/27/2011
  Certification Valid To:   7/27/2013
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
  Women in Ecommerce is The Network for Women that Increases Your Local AND Global Visibility and Influence! Our mission is to Empower You With the Latest Tools, Resources and Skills to Create a Thriving Online Business
2.   Tell us something about your company and your efforts to go green and be sustainable:
  We offer a variety of educational and informational programs virtually via webinars, teleclasses and social networking. Our main form of communication is paperless. Knowing the impact it can have on the environment, we don't print ANYTHING unless it is absolutely necessary. We interview experts on the subject of environment, sustainability and going green in an effort to provide education to our members and followers. In 2008 we published the Women's Green Commerce Resource to highlight women doing their part to save the planet.
3.   Is there anything special or unique about how you run your company that is sustainable or helps the environment?
  At our physical office, we practice sustainability by our actions. We buy and use recycled products, natural lighting, we have a composte and we recycle everything! We don't drink bottled water, we reuse paper and meet via telephone and webinar as much as possible avoiding traffic and gas comsumption.
4.   Our recycling program consists of:
  We provide recycling bins in our office
5.   We purchase recycled products:
  Paper of 100% post-consumer recycled stock
6.   When it comes to employee transportation:
  We provide information about public transportation at the office
7.   In the break room we...
  avoid plastic and use glass and metal cups and plates
8.   We regulate the temperature in our business by:
  Adjusting the thermostate to 68 degrees in the winter and 74 degrees in the summer
9.   Our lighting in our business is...
  100% Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) and LED lighting
10.   Stand by electronics like printers, chargers and computer speakers are...
  some are turned off at night, others stay on to help run the business
11.   We purchase renewable energy or carbon offset credits to offset...
  at least 25% of our power used
12.   With regard to an energy audit...
  We have had an energy audit and are working to make the appropriate changes
13.   When buying electronic products for our office, we...
  Seek out the most energy efficient models
14.   Whenever possible, we buy locally
15.   We are making efforts to be a paperless office (all documents are stored on a computer)
16.   We take the stairs rather than the elevator to work.
17.   Our computers go into standby mode after 1 hour of nonuse.
18.   We encourage our staff to avoid printing emails
19.   We prefer to telecommute and avoid flying
20.   We do most customer business (registration, invoicing, contracts, etc.) over the phone, web site or through email.
21.   Our web site is designed with print friendly pages that only print the necessary information, not the unnecessary buttons and graphics.
22.   We avoid using .doc and other large file formats and convert all web based documents to .PDF file format.
23.   Our web site is designed to be fast loading by limiting the size of graphics and image files.
24.   We do not use Flash on our site or our Flash uses Vector graphics, text and limited size of bitmap image files.
25.   Our site is simple with minimal graphics.
26.   We use compostable products rather than plastic in our business.
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