As an SGP Partner, we are asked to do a continuous improvement project every year. This year we split our project into 4 individual community focused projects to benefit the environment and the people here in Orange County. Check out our previous coverage on our blood drive event and our school supply drive event.
Here at SunDance, we’re all about doing our part for the environment. We try to live sustainably. There’s a misconception in the world that we should be shifting away from paper and forest products as climate change looms. However, that kind of thinking is sadly misguided. Trees make oxygen, take in CO2. If climate change is being led by CO2 emissions, we shouldn’t be cutting down trees, right? Well, it’s more complicated than that. We actually have more trees today in the US than 100 years ago, yes, you read that right!
At SunDance, it’s not enough to just say that we care about sustainability. Sundance has chosen to obtain certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C155908) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and they are integral to our environmental initiatives. Without healthy forests, our environment, society, and the economy would be at serious risk. Learn about these organizations, certifications, and how they’re helping printing companies like SunDance be more sustainable.
Environmental sustainability has been a keystone of SunDance from the beginning.
We take this responsibility seriously, and are always investing in practices that reduce waste, improve our environmental efforts and minimize our carbon footprint. Through every step of the process—from in-house initiatives to outside vendor relationships—we are fully dedicated to being conscientious stewards of our local and global ecosystem.
As Florida’s first Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certified printer, Earth Day holds special meaning for SunDance. In addition to our extensive recycling efforts, which resulted in recycling 7,140 trees’ worth of paper and over 2.9 million gallons of water annually, SunDance continuously implements conservation practices to reduce resource consumption before it reaches the recycling stage. These efficiencies result in not only decreased materials consumption, but also in the time it takes to complete an order. Some of our more recent conservation efforts include the implementation of press automation processes, improved proofing and prepress software, and mailing automation processes. In addition to our recycling and conservation efforts, SunDance reuses and repurposes boxes and packing materials to prevent them from ending up in a landfill. Reduce Reuse Recycle… how SunDance shows its dedication to being responsible stewards of the planet. If you’d like to see more information about SunDance Conversation efforts Click here to see our latest press release.
At SunDance, we have always been committed to maintaining our environmental sustainability. We recognize the responsibility we have to the planet and strive to ensure we are low-impact throughout the entire designing and printing process.