npc Imaging's environmental credentials

We believe in doing everything possible to move towards a sustainable lifestyle and reducing the environmental impact of our business.

If you have any suggestions for ways we might improve our environmental credentials, please e-mail us.

We are now members of Clean Air Gardening's affiliate program and proud users of a reel mower!
Please support their site by clicking on the logo at the right...
Their links page has some fascinating information, including EPA Lawn care facts, such as...
  • A lawnmower pollutes as much in one hour as does driving an automobile for 350 miles.

  • 580,000,000 gallons of gasoline are used for lawnmowers. [annual U.S. total]

  • From Redesigning the American Lawn by F. Herbert Bormann, Diana Balmori, Gordon T. Geballe, Yale University Press, 1993.

    Also, check out some of the links on our own Green page.

  • Our receipts and all our flyers are now printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper (Item No. 462967 at Staples), up from 50%.
  • Our electricity supplier is now PG&E, so we're down from 100% to about one third renewable energy.
  • We were using a Th!nk City electric car (so no gasoline!) until it was taken away from us by F**d. For more info, please visit Th!nk's web site. and Th!nk funeral.
  • Our business is run solely on notebook computers, using about 10% of the power requirement of typical desktop computers and monitors.
  • We deliver our shipments to the local Post Office on foot or by bicycle.
  • We try to re-use all packaging materials that we receive.
  • We use USPS Priority Mail and Global Priority Mail envelopes wherever possible because these contain recycled paper and use less material than a typical box.
  • We support the USPS because they are starting to use electric delivery vehicles based on the Ford Ranger EV. Including the pollution generated at the power station, these are about 90-95% cleaner than their gasoline-powered equivalents.
  • Our sister company, npc Solar, designs solar electric (Photovoltaic) renewable energy systems.