GreenFest Wrap-Up: Thank you D.C.!

Green Books N Binders exhibited this year at Green Festival D.C. 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Setting up shop at Booth 429 for the weekend of October 23-24th, we got a chance to meet some really great people who are just as passionate about doing the “right” thing as we are. In fact, we were so excited to exhibit we forgot to pack our cameras! Luckily we had our cell phone cameras on hand. That being said, forgive us for any sub par photos, we tried our best!

Overall, the show was an undeniable success and it really reminded us why we’re doing what we’re doing. Being surrounded by so many like-minded people, it ignited a new spark in us to urge the world to Go Vinyl-Free.

We’d like to thank all of the attendees, staff and our fellow exhibitors for making it all happen. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

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What to do at GreenFest D.C.

As the Green Festival in D.C. approaches (it takes place this weekend, October 23-24!) we are growing more excited to be exhibiting at such a meaningful event. For those of you who are in the same boat as us (and unsure what to expect) we’ve compiled a list below of must-see and must-do items while you’re at the show – courtesy of greenfestivals.org.

• Real organic garden, the Local Food Project and growing your own food.

• Paper and print making.

• Recycling games and fun for the kids.

• Greening tips and practices for your home and office.

• The chance to speak with experienced green business owners and managers to help you create or improve your own sustainable green business.

• -The Ambassadors of Bolivia and Venezuela speaking about how the international community is handling global warming issues.

• Sipping on a glass of organic wine or beer during happy hour in the Organic Beer and Wine Garden! Pair your beverage with the sweet sounds of musical performances from local artists next door on the Music and Spoken Word Stage

• Learning Hoop-dance, Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.

• Finding your inner fashionista at the Eco-Fashion shows for kids, adults, and green weddings.

• Shopping for home supplies, organic, sweat-shop free clothing, building supplies and home services, jewelry, art, and more in the green marketplace.

… and that’s just a small snippet! Visit http://www.greenfestivals.org for the full rundown.

Don’t forget to come see us at Booth 429 while you’re there and learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint with no added cost!

Green Books N Binders exhibiting at Green Festival 2010

Green Books N Binders will be exhibiting (Booth 429) at this year’s Green Festival taking place in Washington, D.C., October 23-24. 

Visit our listing on GreenFestivals.org

Green Festival is the nation’s largest sustainability event. With hundreds of exhibitors and attendees, it is a great way to get inspired while, at the same time, mingle with like-minded people. With expert speakers, green shopping, workshops and even organic wine and beer, this fun-filled event is definitely worth attending.

Want to go? Get more information on attending by visiting the Green Festival website.

While there, be sure to stop by Booth 429 to learn about our take on sustainability and participate in our Recycling Challenge for a chance to win some great giveaways!

See you there!

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

So long summer, Hello Fall! With Summer 2010 coming to a close and the Autumnal Equinox upon us, it’s time to close up our pools, put away the lawn furniture and gear up for cool nights and colder mornings.

The Autumnal Equinox (more commonly referred to as the first day of Fall) occurs today, September 22, 2010 at 11:09 PM ET. This is the first day of the year where there is equal time of daylight and darkness – pretty cool huh? It also marks the official start to chillier weather (for us on the East Coast anyway!) and Fall’s beautiful colors.

This year, take some time to enjoy the scenery and outside activities before Old Man Winter comes along! The changing (and falling) leaves are our favorite parts of Fall; it reminds us to preserve these trees by printing responsibly.

What’s your favorite part of this season? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Have a Green Mother’s Day

As we all know, Mother’s Day is fast approaching this Sunday, May 9th 2010. While many of you may still be scrambling for gift ideas, there’s a ton of ways to show your appreciation in a unique way while remaining eco-friendly. Here are a few of our tips below:

1. Show off your green thumb.

Instead of sending flowers, bring Mom a flower instead (or bring seeds and help her plant them.) For a unique seed idea, check out www.seedballz.com.

2. Enjoy the outdoors.

It’s the perfect time of year for a relaxing walk. Enjoy nature before it gets unbearably hot (and it’s cost friendly too!)

3. Get Creative.

Instead of buying a card last minute at the store (likely with a large carbon footprint), make your own using materials you already have. Decorate a potholder, make a homemade frame or paint a plate and use that as your card; your mom will surely remember it for years to come!

Make this Mother’s Day one to remember. Give back to your mom (or grandmother, sister, aunt…) and give back to the Earth at the same time – every little bit helps! 

P.S. – If you absolutely have to buy a card, try to get one that’s made with recycled paper and is fully recyclable. See guidelines here.

ON DEMAND 2010: It’s a wrap!

We had a great time this past week at the ON DEMAND Expo and Conference held in Philadelphia, PA. We got an excellent response to our new product launches and had the opportunity to connect with some great professionals who share our passion for eco-friendly printing. While there, we discovered our newest product, the Low-Carb Binders™ won the What They Think “Beyond Environmental Sustainability” award which we luckily got to share with all of our booth visitors. Overall, the show was a huge success and we want to thank everyone who came out!

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And the award goes to…

Green Books N Binders!

We are proud to announce we won the What They Think Environmental Innovation Award for “Beyond Environmental Sustainability” with our innovative Low-Carb Binder™. View the award winners.

Beyond Environmental Sustainability: Green Books and Binders, Langhorne PA
Green Books and Binders has devised a new binder that is made of recycled materials and is fully recyclable. Its Low-Carb Binders are shipped flat and assembled thanks to a snap-in fastener that secures the recycled metal ring mechanism to the vinyl-free base. Covers can be recycled by simply removing the fastener.” (excerpt from whattheythink.com)

We are excited to accept this award and look forward to building our relationship with What They Think. To learn more about the patent-pending Low-Carb Binder, visit our website.