What Does Going Green Mean?

by William Deihl April 01, 2016

Here’s what all-recycling-facts.com has to say.

Going green does not only involve recycling. Going green involves much more.

Basically, going green means to live life, as an individual as well as a community, in a way that is friendly to the natural environmental and is sustainable for the earth.  It means contributing towards maintaining the natural ecological balance in the environment, and preserving the planet and its natural systems and resources.

It also means taking steps, whether big or small, to minimize the harm you do to the environment (including the carbon footprints you leave behind), as a result of inhabiting this planet.

In practice, going green means adopting five basic principles in your daily life:

  • Reduce Pollution
  • Conserve Resources
  • Conserve Energy
  • Reduce Consumption And Waste
  • Protect The Earth’s Ecological Balance

All five principles are important in protecting the environment from harm, as well as helping to ensure that living (for humans and other creatures) on earth is sustainable.

How Is VitaMist Going Green?

All VitaMist products are made from fully recyclable materials.  When you’re finished with your monthly vitamins, drop them in the nearest recycling bin! Those materials can be cleaned, processed and reused.

Here at the home office, we have dedicated recycling bins for all materials that are capable of being recycled (which is a lot!).  We have made great strides in our efforts to go paperless, as all of our documentation on Standard Operating Procedures, GMPs, inventory and reports have moved to electronic over the past two years.  The only documents we regularly print are the records we keep on file for regulatory agencies.  Even the VitaMist View is converting to an online form, for your convenience, and the earth’s.

As nice as having a plush, green lawn looks, we have cut back on the landscaping maintenance.  Replacing sections of grass with crushed rock has allowed us to turn off our irrigation system for good.

Not every section of our office and production buildings are in use at all times, so our policy is to leave the lights off until we need them.  Computers are shut down at the every day, and if there’s nobody in the break room, there’s no reason to leave the lights on.

The heat in Arizona can be oppressive, so there’s no way around using AC, but we have found that we can save energy (and money!) by putting our thermostats on timers, and turning the AC off in offices that are not regularly used.

To cut fuel costs, VitaMist has halted its daily shipment pickups from FedEx.  With the Phoenix Airport right next door, we can save fuel by dropping shipments off on our way home at night.

Finally, we are proud to partner with other businesses who have an eye on the environment, such as DreamHost, who are certified carbon neutral, and Glanbia Nutritionals, winners of the 2015 ‘Green Food & Beverage Award’.

VitaMist has its eye on future possibilities to reduce our carbon footprint.  We will be moving our home office closer to the downtown area, with access to the Valley Metro Light Rail, meaning shorter commutes and more transportation options for employees.

All these efforts will contribute now and in the long run to keeping this earth sustainable. 

Read more: http://www.all-recycling-facts.com/what-does-going-green-mean.html



William Deihl
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