Season's Green-ings: Make Sure the Mistletoe isn't the Only Green in Your Office Holiday Party

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Another year, another office holiday party. Not really, actually. While it's true that between 30 and 40 per cent of total world energy use is in buildings, your office party can be the first step toward helping your company change its carbon ways. It's never been easier to pepper a little green throughout your office and the team at can show you how.

Advertise your event electronically: Email, evites, social networks and intranets are great ways to generate internal buzz the eco-friendly way. But, if you must put up a couple of signs, Aspen 100 Recycled paper will do the trick. And be sure that you have an Energy Star qualified printer. Paper made with 100% recycled content uses 44% less energy, produces 38% less greenhouse gas and - oh yes--100% less wood.

Use biodegradable flatware: Although the average US office worker generates 6 to 12 trees' worth of paper waste per year, you can begin to do your part by using biodegradable cups, bowls, cutlery and coffee cups. So if Todd from Sales decides to toss his plate out the window, rest assured that in six months or so it will have become one with the earth again.

Green party favors: If giving an efficient CFL bulb seems a little dim, try Goodkind Pen Company's super sustainable pens - the popular Triggerwood or the ever practical Woody Widebody, both made from sustainably harvested, recycled wood scraps.

Choose a carbon-neutral setting: Mitigate the carbon emissions associated with your party by considering access to public transportation when choosing the location and encouraging car pooling if attendees must drive. Or just offset your company's total carbon footprint with's Carbon Offsetting service.

Serve locally grown, organic food: Find restaurants and caterers that serve food which is healthy, humane, better for the environment, and supports family farmers by using the Eat Well Guide.

Cleanup with biodegradable cleaning supplies: Cleaning just got even more fun…and healthier. Wow your office with these surprisingly cool cleaning products. Check out this Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner or Biobag's fully Biodegradable Waste Can Liner.

For all your eco-friendly green office supplies visit Free carbon-neutral shipping is offered for most orders over $49, with next-day delivery standard throughout the continental US.

Happy Office Greening!

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