Just in case you didn’t know today is World Environment day! Here at Bearfoot Graphics we are more aware than most of our impact on the environment.
With our studio located in the new South Downs National Park right next to Alice Holt Forest and having so much gorgeous countryside around us you could say we have our roots firmly planted in the landscape.
Not least of all as our one of our directors spent much of his youth traipsing around Canada tracking bears, hence the name.
Our Environmental Policy Statement commits us to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance, and with this commitment in mind we now have 3 Solar panels that generate our all hot water and heating in the studio. We hope to go even further in the future as the technology improves.
One of our other major commitments and where we can make a significant difference is the issue of paper and printing. But at the end of the day we are a graphic design business and a lot of our work will be printed. So how do we run our business without compromising our green principles?
Paper re-use, recycling and conservation is a top priority here, we try as most people do, to only print emails when we need to, we use re-use paper as much as possible and recycle everything we possible can.
We work closely with our paper suppliers and printers, to find the most sustainable solution for the job. Where possible we try to encourage our clients along the more sustainable route by providing more environmentally friendly choices.
Whether it be using fully or partly recycled stock, Pre-consumer waste or ECF and TCF papers we can guide you through all the options available for you.
Here are some of our top tips to being a more environmentally friendly office:
- Use old print outs as note paper, we have a scrap box that all old paper goes into.
- We recycle EVERYTHING, all lunch products and office supplies get put into the recycling bins.
- Turn of all the monitors and hard drives in the office every night.
- Make the tea in rounds, it uses less electricity than everyone making themselves a cup individually and it cheers the office up!
Please visit for further information about World Environment Day http://www.unep.org/wed/2010/english/tips.asp