Hey guys thanks for being patient and for sticking around while we ironed out the issues with our site. As you all are ware we had server trouble which caused our site to be down and since we didn’t have a back up we lost everything.

I wanted to thank Mark for helping us out we couldn’t have gotten the site back up without you. Moving forward I want us to have no issues with our projects so we will be using a combination of this website with evernote. As our teams grow we it has been brought to my attention that we should start a recycling program. Kelly has decided to take that on and she was planning on writing something for us to show the benefits along with how much money we could save so looking forward to her post.

We will have several editors that will contribute to the site and keep it fresh. Also be thinking about where you guys want to have our 1st quarter kick off meeting and  where we can buy signs for that and also about the festival we will volunteer at.

I’m exited and looking forward to a great 2015!! Cheers!!! – Jim

Recycling and why it matters?

First I want to thank Kelley for the write up, she did a great job and we have officially ordered the bins so no more waste!!

There are numerous ways that business can “go green” and have a favorable influence on the environment. One approach of saving our world’s resources is to recycle paper. People use quite a bit of paper; but the amount of paper used by companies is significantly higher. There are few aspects to consider prior to implementing a recycling program in your office.

Cost may not be the most essential factor to think about when discussing the survival of our planet. However, it is absolutely an important aspect to think about for a business that wants to remain solvent. It is essential to find a certified waste recycling center and get numerous quotes and references.

Costs for these services vary depending on what area business lies in. Some towns provide recycling services, together with routine waste removal, for an additional cost. If it is a competitive location, private waste recyclers might have lower rates.

Some companies have actually partnered with surrounding businesses to share recycling costs. It could be essential to purchase recycling containers, for individual worker desks. This way paper can be recycled at the instant source.

Training staff members is another cost of setting up a recycling program. It will certainly take time far from working, leading to a short-lived loss of efficiency. Promoting a new recycling program will certainly likewise cost company cash. Publishing office memos or utilizing area in business newsletters, costs money and takes away even more time from efficiency. Some companies might feel the have to provide rewards or incentives to more compliance with a brand-new recycling program.

The goal is obviously to save cost in the long run and to exceed any sustained expenses. Among the biggest cost savings that will certainly be understood is the high expense of paper use. Large business typically invest hundreds of countless dollars annually, on paper and relevant expenses.

It frequently goes undetected, since it is tough to find; and the printed page expenses far more, than the cost of paper alone. The cost of the toner, copier and printers, and machine upkeep, are all integrated into the last cost of a printed page.

Companies can also conserve money, in enjoyed performance, when paper use is considerably reduced. By training and encouraging workers to use electronic means of interaction; they work quicker and more effectively. Time does not need to be invested reloading paper, undoing paper jams, awaiting faxes to complete going through, and so on. Moreover, their communication with clients, via e-mail, is instant.

Naturally, if a recycling program can not be implemented with some degree of ease it becomes prohibitive.

This can be accomplished with the help of a designated workplace organizer and a cooperative personnel. The designated planner would need to oversee and implement the recycling program, and act as a liaison between management, personnel, and maintenance. Eventually it would be this person’s duty to make certain employees comprehend their recycling duties, and that management is in the loop of treatments and repercussions. As noted prior to, a recycling business could have to be worked with; and the coordinator must also manage this. Before an organizer is designated and a program instituted, management needs to identify their storage and collection requirements.

P.s We talked about this in last weeks meeting and decided to go with portapotty rental company here in Houston because they gave us a deal on the event rentals as well.