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Do Your Part to Reduce Climate Change

Today marks the start of the UN Paris climate summit, known formally as the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Over the years, participants have negotiated agreements and set goals for a world where temperatures rise more than 2 degrees Celsius above the level they were in 1850-1899. This year’s event is instrumental in that 195 countries agreed in 2011 that a deal on exactly how to stop global warming had to be done by the end of 2015.

BBC News offers an informative beginner’s guide to the climate summit and what it all means.

Eco Promotional Products is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our customers and doing our part to combat global warming. Many of our wood products are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Sustainable forestry is key to combating climate change. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow. Recycled paper products and recycling paper after use also reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Paper Recycling Coalition, for every ton of recovered paper that is converted into new recycled paperboard for packaging and other end uses, 3.6 million metric tons of CO2 emissions are eliminated.  Eco Promotional Products offers dozens of recycled and recyclable paper products from notebooks and journals to activity books and bookmarks.

Energy efficiency techniques and products also can combat global warming, especially using renewable energy like solar energy. The electric power sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Reduce dependency on power by simply turning out the lights when they aren’t needed. When choosing energy efficient promotional products, consider solar powered products or energy efficient products like flashlights with long-lasting LED lights.

Whenever possible, Eco Promotional Products ships using UPS’s carbon neutral shipping program. This is where emissions produced by the transportation of your order are balanced out by supporting sustainability projects like reforestation and landfill gas destruction. 

While climate change is a global concern, every individual can take small steps to combat global warming and that begins with education. Children and adults alike can all benefit from educational tools to remind them of small changes that can make a big impact. Energy savings tips on a recycled magnet will be a constant reminder to conserve. Make your next promotional campaign an educational one and do your part to reduce global warming.