In this day and age and for the future of our children and grand children we have a responsibility as a business and as individuals to make decisions that can help our planet.
You would be surprised about the different things that any business can do to help save the planet by Going Green. Here are just a few of the things that we will be changing throughout the Extreme Tan and Smoothies company, please feel free to share your ideas in regards to additional things that we can do to make a difference.
Use Less Paper – by re-introducing The Tan Forum.com as the major form of communication company wide we will reduce our paper usage by over 50% company wide. In addition The Tan Forum message system will be used as an internal system to forward messages between associates and each of our six locations.
Reduce Waste – beginning November 7, 2009 Extreme Tan and Smoothies will no longer use fax machines as a main source of communication. Typical fax documents that would be sent to the main office via fax will now be picked up with daily paperwork or communicated through The Tan Forum.
Recycle – Extreme Tan and Smoothies has already began using Recyclable hand soaps with fixed hand soap dispensers installed in all locations., we will also be replacing our non-biodegradable smoothie cups with smoothie cups that can be recycled.
Purchase Biodegradable Office Products – all current office products that can be replaced with biodegradable office products will be replaced no later than December 1, 2009.
Reduce Utility Usage – a little over three months ago Extreme Tan and Smoothies took a big step to reduce unnecessary utility usage company wide. Thermostats at all locations and the Home Office went from 68 degree settings 24hrs a day to 78 degree settings during hours of operation only. We reduced our a/c usage by over 500 hours per week and an astounding 28,000 hours per year.
Additional Areas We Are Currently Looking to Go Green:
- Recycling Old Computers and Monitors
- Reducing Printer Ink Usage or Eliminating it Completely
- Reducing Fuel Usage on Company Vehicles
- Energy Efficient Bulbs for Overhead Lighting
- Replacing Current Smoothie products with Organic products