It’s not surprising that more and more people are going green in their everyday lives, but what about green moving? Today, that’s not only possible but by moving green, you can save money, time and the planet, all at the same time.
“The average move that uses 50 of our green boxes can save 20 trees, 40 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of drinkable water,” explains Spencer Brown, CEO—and self-proclaimed Chief Treehugger—at rentagreenbox.com. “More importantly, it removes over 150 pounds of hard to recycle plastic from the landfill and prevents cardboard and packing materials from entering landfills. When you think about all of the moves across America, just having 3% of the moves go green is a massive reduction in trash.”
Here are Spencer’s 3 tips for green moving:
1) Rent green boxes instead of wasting your time and money on the cardboard kind. Americans have been using cardboard to move for the last 100 years without understanding the total economic and environmental impact. When you rent them, the same box will be used over and over again, which is good news for our expanding landfills.
2) Purge and donate household goods to a local charity such as Napa’s Community Projects, Inc. instead of simply throwing them out. Not only is that good for the environment, but it also helps those in need.
3) Demand a green move and you will be promoting the cause with the moving company you choose as well as with family and friends. Rent A Green Box has been at this for ten years now, leading the moving industry to do the right thing.
If you are looking for the perfect green home in Napa Valley, please be sure to take a look at my comprehensive website. We who live in Northern California have been leading the green movement. Green moving is just another approach to help our planet. Please contact me at 415.516.3939 or email me at Ginger@GingerMartin.com and share with me any green tips you might have as well!