At Sircely Marketing and Design, we recognize "the power of one": we believe we can effect change in the marketplace while proving that environmental commitment helps us achieve a healthy planet and a healthier bottom line.
We strive to reduce our impact on the environment, practice sustainable business methods, and offer ways for clients to reduce their own carbon footprint.
Our office computers and electronics are powered by our own solar array, supplemented by electricity supplied by the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative, a fuel mix comprised of 93 percent renewable energy, primarily hydro-electric.
Very little of our waste ends up at a landfill. We start by reducing consumption of materials, and then reuse, re-purpose and recycle extensively.
Fossil fuel consumption is kept to the bare minimum by reducing travel. We've stepped up use of electronic mail, electronic file transfers and tele/webconferencing.
While use of email and the internet contributes to our carbon footprint, we are working to offset and/or reduce this aspect of our energy consumption by moving to more environmentally friendly services powered by renewable energy sources.
Creative minds are fueled by local organic food, most of which is grown right on our property or nearby at a variety of farms on Orcas Island. We are members of the Bellingham Community Food Co-op, the Skagit Valley Food Co-op and the newly formed Orcas Food Co-op.
For clients who wish to adopt more sustainable practices, we offer environmentally responsible printing and internet hosting. Through our printer partners we offer a selection of papers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and environmentally friendly soy inks. Through reliable and responsible green internet partners, we offer 100% solar powered web hosting.
Sircely Marketing and Design is a member of the Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley, a public/private coalition dedicated to improving air quality in the region.
Click here for a few ways to take action to reduce smog-forming pollution, especially on Air Quality Action Days.
Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -
And How it Can Renew America
by Thomas L. Freidman
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan