Marstudio is committed to finding earth-friendly printing solutions for its client base, which believes we should be giving something back to Mother Earth. Our printing partners proudly offer sustainable, eco-friendly printing and mailing products featuring recycled papers from New Leaf, Certified Green Practices, soy ink, and 100% Wind Power energy.
Marstudio is proud to provide carbon neutral hosting solutions to its clients, who believe in protecting the Earth and doing their part in reducing greenhouse gases. Our hosting partner offers green hosting solutions and if you host with us you would be doing your part in protecting Mother Earth and taking a big step towards building a sustainable future.
Marstudio’s earth-friendly printers exclusively uses soy and other vegetable-based inks which are less harmful to the environment than their petroleum-based counterparts.
For more information visit: http://www.soygrowers.com/resources/soyink.htm
* Logo courtesy of American Soybean Association
Marstudio’s earth-friendly printers use New Leaf Paper, which is the industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of environmentally friendly printing papers. New Leaf Paper products are made with high percentages of post-consumer recycled content, and most are whitened without the use of chlorine or chlorine compounds.
For more information visit: http://www.newleafpaper.com
* Logo courtesy of New Leaf Paper
Marstudio’s earth-friendly printers have obtained certification in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Standards. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
For more information visit: http://www.fsc.org/
* Logo courtesy of Forest Stewardship Council
Marstudio’s earth-friendly printers use Sterling Planet, which is the nation’s leading retail provider of solar, wind and other clean, renewable energy through direct sales and electric utility partnerships.
For more information visit: http://www.sterlingplanet.com
* Logo courtesy of Sterling Planet
Marstudio’s earth-friendly printers are qualified members of the Co-op America Business Network. This means we’ve demonstrated a commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and have taken significant actions toward this commitment.
For more information visit: http://www.epa.gov/grnpower/
* Logo courtesy of EPA Green Power Partnership
Marstudio’s earth-friendly printers are committed to 100% wind energy, which has gained them entry into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.
For more information visit: http://www.carbonfund.org
* Logo courtesy of Carbon Fundhip
* Logo courtesy of Co-op America
Carbon Neutral Hosting Solution
Marstudio’s earth-friendly hosting providers have made a concerted effort toward resource conservation by turning off lights, reducing travel, and printing on both sides of the paper, to reduce their carbon footprint in every way possible. In order to increase their efforts towards carbon neutrality, they use clean, renewable energy. If they do not have the option to put up solar panels or connect with a green power utility at their facilities, they opt to purchase Renewable Energy Credits. To neutralize those unavoidable emissions they’ve invested in Emission Reduction Credits (a.k.a. “offsets”), which guarantee that their remaining impact is effectively erased.
Reducing Resource Usage
Marstudio’s eco-friendly hosting providers are always looking for more ways to reduce their resource usage around the office and at their data centers. In the last couple of years, they’ve deployed many more servers with power-efficient AMD processors. As processor and server technology continues to evolve, they have a commitment to following the path of power efficiency.
Green Energy at the Source
Clean, renewable energy plants output not only electricity but also Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). RECs are sold in with the electricity by which they are generated, or separately. Because the generation of clean, renewable energy does not result in carbon emissions, the purchase of RECs allows Marstudio’s hosting providers to neutralize the carbon emissions related to their electricity use. Instead of offsetting their electricity-related emissions, they simply avoid them by utilizing green energy at the source.
Renewable Energy Credits
Marstudio’s energy-conscious hosting providers purchase enough REC credits, which are retired after purchase and not resellable, to account for their energy usage. The proceeds of all these purchased credits are then put toward funding further emission reduction and renewable energy projects. Their Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) have been certified by Green-e.