SPRING IS HERE! Well… it was. And then temperatures dropped 40 degrees and now we’re freezing again. But we’ve got faith that warmer weather is headed our way again any day now. Along with spring’s arrival, we as a company have decided to take a hard look at what it means to be green and take the environment into consideration as we head into warmer months.
When it comes to going green, not only do we look to make greener decisions within our daily office functions (we’re talking more emails, recycling paper goods, ride sharing and fewer printouts), but we also pride ourselves on providing customers with opportunities to make more environmentaly-friendly business decisions.
What Are We Doing?
There are plenty of ways, both large and small, that we are aiming to contribute to having a more positive impact on the world.
- Shipping Via Railway
- Selling USED equipment
- Ride-Sharing To And From Project Sites
- Recycling Paper Products
- Print Less, Email More
SHIPPING VIA RAILWAY
While it is certainly not always going to be the cheapest option, rail cars can provide a very competitive price for some shipments. Storage Solutions has managed to save companies thousands of dollars on freight costs by shipping via rail. Check out our previous blog posting for more info on the benefits of shipping via railway.
- Railroads are three times more fuel-efficient than trucks
- Railcars move freight without clogging freeways
- Railcars emit only 2.6% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emmissions, while truck account for 21% of that total
Selling Used Equipment
Purchasing pre-owned equipment is the most surefire way to have a positive impact on recycling. While companies often shy away from the “used” label on some steel products, used pallet rack can be just as effective albeit more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly. Check out a previous blog posting on the benefits of buying used equipment.
As far as the rest goes, we’re constantly looking for additional ways in which we can lessen our impact on the environment. Using less paper, increasing our reliance on technology as a main way to communicate, sharing rides to and from job sites nationwide and more are way in which we are trying to do our part to be an environmentally-conscious company.