Spicy Goes Green

The truth is that everything single thing we do every day has an impact on the planet — good or bad. Whether you believe in climate change or not, it’s important for everybody to take care of our environment.

Right now, you could be rolling your eyes because you’ve probably noticed that green is everywhere these days–in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology. Everyone is plugging eco-friendly this, and recyclable that products. Your friends are telling you they’re switching to organic foods. There’s even a TV network called Planet Green where you can even enjoy eco-friendly entertainment 24 hours a day! While it’s easy to let this all wash over you, we’re hoping that you support us in our own efforts in going green.

The work we do here at Spicy Broccoli Media isn’t very eco-friendly. We’re on our computers all day, drawing on paper, printing out our designs for proofs, sending items for big print runs, driving to meetings, talking on our phones to clients etc. All this adds up and sadly, this leaves us with quite a big carbon footprint.

As a team, as to find ways we could offset our carbon footprint, and do our best to be ‘green’. So, along with turning off our computers every night, buy recycled paper, and printing double sided- we’ve teamed up with Carbon Neutral. So, for every new client we plant a tree in that company’s name at the Carbon Neutral plantation site near the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW.

The tree will be a native species planted to provide benefits such as:

• Reduce soil erosion

• Help combat salinity

• Provide wind breaks

• Improve biodiversity

• Provide habitat for native animals

• Sequester carbon dioxide

It’s not much, but we strongly believe that every small change or action an individual can do towards being green helps keep our planet green and alive.

For more hints and tips see our Spicy Panda Says comic here.