Graphic design, marketing, and businesses in general can create a lot of waste. We follow a few simple rules to ensure all printing is done sustainably and that we cut down on this waste as much as we can. We are conscious of where materials are sourced, how they are produced, and where they will end up at the end of their life cycle.
Not only do we focus on the planet, but we always try to choose pro-worker companies to work with. We favor union printers who pay their workers a living wage and treat them well. We always try to find a great printer that meets these standards local to your business in order to cut down on carbon emissions and to keep money in your local economy.
We avoid plastic in all designs where possible. We will not use soft-touch finishes, UV-spot coatings, or other plastic coatings or finishes.
All paper used for printed materials must be 100% post-consumer recycled or otherwise sustainable materials such as cotton, hemp, bamboo, or straw.
Metallic foils can be pretty, but they render paper non-recyclable and their heavy metals can leach into groundwater once in a landfill. We will not use them in your branding or print materials.
“I loved how I was able to have my hands in some of the details. I never knew there were so many paper choices.”
— Danielle R.
Green web design, when you get right down to it, is good web design. It is design that keeps the planet and people in mind. Every website comes with its own carbon footprint.
On the server side, enormous amounts of energy are used to keep servers running at a guaranteed 99.9% uptime. On the user-side, everyone accessing your website is using different devices, internet speeds, and types of energy. Green web design focuses on both of these aspects to create a website that is accessible, efficient, and effective.
Websites we create are hosted on shared servers that use renewable energy. Green web hosts help lower your business's and your website's carbon output.
Websites are accessed by people, so sites must be built with them in mind. This includes considering those with disabilities, impairments, and lower internet connection speeds.
We cut the bloat in every site we design. Doing so creates a website with a small total file size and carbon output resulting in lower load times, less bounces, and better SEO.
“We feel confident and empowered knowing our website is now more aligned with and representative of our values.”
— Davey & Daphnah