DO SUSTAINABLY. DO NO HARM.
better printing & packaging
We only use soy and vegetable based inks on all print production projects. Additionally, we choose to only produce with recycled materials, infinitely recycled and recylclable plastics and other environmentally friendly materials such as bioplastics and palm leaf.
Recycling & Waste Reduction
Most businesses create a scary amount of paper waste. We were shocked when we eliminated our paper waste by more than 75% simply by going paperless with billing. Additionally, Kind Marketing™ prides itself in not sending out wasteful junk mail to your offices. If our clients wish to do a marketing snail mail blast, we uphold our printing commitment and also ask that the client please recycle. For all junk received at our offices, we use this amazing app called Paper Karma. This tool allows us to snap a photo of the junk and they will get you off that listing. Last, all junk mail, envelopes, paper, glass containers, any food bags, and cans go into our recycler and we have downsized our trashcans to the smallest city offered sizes for a lesser impact on our landfills. Beyond paper reduction, we also vow to never buy plastic water bottles and single use plastic products. By bringing our own eco friendly cups, bottles and to-go containers to coffee shops, airports, trade events, shopping excursions, etc., we remove ourselves from this harmful element that contributes to the unnecessary amount of trash created.
*California averages about 573/Kwh/mo.
We try to be forward thinking on sustainable options surrounding food as well. Buying local whenever possible equals supporting local organic farmers and also cuts petroleum use and toxic emissions as a bonus. Additionally local farming and food production is better for the soil, water tables and ocean run off.
We are starting to play with the How Good app for store products. It’s a great ranking app that goes deeper than the buzz words on labels and even illustrates manufacturers environmental impact so you can tell what products are truly doing no harm.
Conflict Free Water Consumers
The water we use in our day to day lives directly affects the way we consume as a business too. We only drink local water from our own individual city water supplies. We use a grey water system where unused water is never wasted, and is instead utilized to water our gardens at the end of each day. Like many offices adopting roof gardens, we believe gardens are extremely important (even in small spaces) because they contribute to drawdown effects, the water cycle and the carbon cycle, and can in turn, slow climate change. Additionally we only use eco friendly soaps which do no harm to our precious, delicate water ways.
A Greener Remote Office Culture
Truly Aligned Partners & Vendors
Kind Marketing only engages with partners and vendors who are equally passionate about working in a sustainable fashion which creates the least harm. Our partners and vendors are often B Corp certified and those who are not, go through a somewhat extensive interview surrounding their operations practices and values on sustainability. Stay tuned for our vendor and partner stories, coming soon! We found a fun app that we ask all our team to use, called Joule Bug. It provides pointers on how to live more sustainably and creates a friendly competition between team members to see who is the most green each month. It’s also a fun piece of collective info for us to wrap into our annual reporting!