April 24, 2013 15:10 by Nick
It's not often that you come across an eco-friendly key chain. Motivators carries a few eco-friendly key chains but you've never seen any like this:
The custom imprinted Natural Wood Key Ring is a beautiful wooden key ring that looks like we went right into the woods and cut it from branches. (note: We didn't.) Truthfully, the key ring is eco-friendly and has a rustic design perfect for eco-friendly corporations and environmental marketing campaigns. Each piece of wood has a metallic key ring to house keys and attach to bags, backpacks or other key chains.
This product is on sale at Motivators and guarantees the lowest price. Act now before supplies run out and/or your campaign comes to an end.
April 17, 2013 10:38 by Nick
Picnic-lovers, festival-goers and road-trippers, rejoice! There is a promotional product that will satisfy your musical tastes and save you time, money and eco-props by not using batteries.
The custom imprinted Leeds Solar Power Speakers is the perfect eco-friendly way to listen to your music. The Solar Power Speaker system provides crisp, clean, competitive sound quality in a system far more portable and lighter than most battery-operated speakers. The speaker can be fully charged in direct sunlight in 9 hours or use USB technology to charge in just 2 hours. However you choose to charge this speaker system, you'll find that it'll last a long time.
This system can be used with a 3.5mm audio connector - your mp3 player, laptop, tablet, even your smartphone (iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc.) can be connected to this speaker system instantly. With an included carrying pouch and instruction manual, this speaker system is ready for gifting and perfect for travelers.
Take advantage of discounts across the board and 3-5 day shipping opportunities today.
April 9, 2013 13:54 by Bran
With summer just a few months away, people are beginning to book all sorts of vacations, cruises included. But is cruising eco-friendly? And if so, how?
According to Iglu Cruise, many of the most popular cruise lines incorporate designs that take the environment into consideration. Let's look at a few examples:
Royal Caribbean does a few things to be more environmentally-friendly. The company recently spent $100 million to convert waste water treatment systems into advanced purification systems. Plus, it provides only biodegradable water bottles to passengers. Nice!
Another cruise line that does quite a bit to be eco-friendly is Disney. Used cooking oil is recycled and reused for machinery at Castaway Cay, a private island. The cruise company also provides environmental and education programs for guests and crew members.
Also worth mentioning are Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines, both of which have made respectable changes as well.
Generally speaking, most cruises boast greener ship designs, improved energy conservation methods and improved recycling facilities.
Will you choose to cruise this summer?
April 3, 2013 11:00 by Nick
With the dreaded Tax Day creeping on us (less than two weeks to go) how will you get people to remember your services or remind them to file and submit everything ahead of time?
You could get people to pay attention to you by giving out money. Cash always makes a great gift but once spent, your clients and customers will barely remember to consider you for future products/services. You could use imprinted writing utencils but how would it fit the financial support/money-making theme you are trying to convey?
Cash, versatility and impressionability meet with the custom imprinted Jo-Bee Recycled Currency Pencil.
What makes a pencil such a great giveaway for such an occasion? The pencil itself is made of money! Every Jo-Bee Currency Pencil is partially made of recycled currency - which makes it ideal for banks, businesses, day-traders and financiers. These pencils are proudly made in the USA and have a round, easy-to-hold body. Each pencil is adorned with an eraser - so keep the mistakes coming.
Need a giveaway for standardized tests or schools? This Jo-Bee pencil uses #2 lead, making it ideal for all classroom and exam needs.
Best of all, this pencils can be adorned with your imprint (and even sharpened for a small fee) in just 5 business days. Place an order with a sales-person to see if you can get these pencils in time for April 15!
April 2, 2013 15:43 by Bran
Have you heard about the oil spill that occurred on March 29 in Mayflower, Arkansas? The leak, which is reportedly due to an ExxonMobil pipeline rupture, has covered the small Little Rock suburb in crude oil.
Here's what you need to know about the environmental disaster:
The spill unfortunately dumped crude oil right into a housing development, bringing about the evacuation of 22 homes, reports National Geographic. Cleanup crews are working diligently, but it could take "at least six days" before residents can return to their homes. According to Fox News, the stench can be smelled up to five miles away.
Birds are already being affected by the rupture. More than one duck has been reported found dead, and even more have been identified covered in oil.
The spill has brought TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone project, which features plans to build a new, similar pipeline, into the limelight. Bloomberg reports that the conduit would link Alberta's oil sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast. President Obama has yet to make a decision on the proposal.
March 27, 2013 14:26 by Nick
Since grade school, we've kept with us some simple yet sufficient advice on how to help make the planet a better place for everyone. While some people keep to this advice (i.e. recycling materials such as plastic and glass, buying a car with fewer and cleaner emissions, etc.) there are just some pieces of advice that people will ignore to follow or find it difficult to.
For those who love their shower-time and have a desire to change their habits but do little to follow through, meet the custom imprinted H2O Conservation Kit. The kit makes conserving water fun and informative. The idea is that by timing yourself in the shower and limiting yourself to how much water is used during the shower, that much-needed water can be conserved. This kit includes a 150ml drip counter, an ABS aerator and a 5 minute shower timer - all in a recycled paper gift box. The kit also includes a book on other energy saving tips - so you can start an easy and effortless lifestyle that will impact the Earth and its resources less.
On a side note, do you habitually throw out batteries in the garbage. (I'm guilty of this too.) The H2O Conservation Kit's gift box doubles as a battery disposal box. The kit will help you in conserving water while keeping recycling on the forefront of your mind.
March 26, 2013 15:32 by Bran
Although the Northeast was just slammed with yet another snowstorm, it's almost time to tackle spring cleaning. Believe it or not, the cleaning methods you're used to are likely not the greenest they could be. I've compiled the best tips and tricks for a green spring clean from across the web. Let's take a look:
1. Throw away those strong, all-purpose cleaners you've become accustomed to. Yahoo! Voices advises: "A more eco-friendly alternative is to mix 2 cups of water with 3 tablespoons of liquid soap, and 20 or so drops of tea tree oil." If you can't find tea tree oil, use four tablespoons of vinegar instead. Put it all in a spray bottle and start scrubbing!
2. TLC reports that U.S. families toss nearly 2,500 lbs. of paper each year. Have a lot of junk mail? Recycle what you don't need, and then elect to go paperless with bills, catalogs and magazines.
3. Weather permitting, line-dry your clothes instead of putting them in the dryer. According to the Huffington Post, "You'll save energy by using the most abundant energy resources we have!" Indeed, the sun and wind will do all the work.
4. Ditch the chemical air fresheners and opt for nontoxic alternatives. The Mother Nature Network suggests using essential oils, dried eucalyptus branches and cedar. Choosing these natural air fresheners will help improve the quality of air in your home.
What other ideas do you have for an eco-friendlier spring clean?
March 19, 2013 16:36 by Bran
Did you know there are ways to be a bit more eco-friendly in the restroom? Browse the tips below and try to incorporate as many as possible into your own life!
1. Fight mold before it grows
Showers and bathtubs are like breeding grounds for mold. And unfortunately sometimes it can get so bad that only strong chemicals can remove it. But one way to fight mold before it grows is to spray down your shower or tub with white vinegar after each use, reports Tiny Choices. This way, you avoid using toxic chemicals all together!
2. Let air circulate
To prevent mold from growing in other areas of your bathroom, make sure it's properly ventilated. This includes doing something as simple as opening a window to installing exhaust fans. "By moving air out of the bathroom, you'll remove the moisture that mold needs to grow," advises the Huffington Post.
3. Replace your light bulbs
According to HGTV, "Compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and last much longer." So why not switch out your old bulbs?
Other small changes that can make a difference include using less water (like when you're brushing your teeth), choosing recycled products (toilet paper, tissues) and adding plants to your bathroom.
March 13, 2013 09:26 by Nick
It's fairly difficult to find statistics on how effective the United States education system is on American youth. Some studies say students are prospering, others say that America's education rank will faulter even further while others are far too dated to take seriously. If there is one thing someone can walk away quickly researching the subject, it is that math and reading skills are directly affected by the student's early reading/writing behavior.
How do you promote reading and writing at a young age? Parents should read to their children, visit the library regularly and read books/newspapers in front of them. The idea is to influence them with stories and to have your children immitate your habit of reading.
But how do you promote writing? You can try to promote that at home but it is at school where teachers can spark imagination and inspiration.
This week's Spotlight item is the Leeds Recycled Ambassador Pocket Bound Journalbook. The journalbook has 80 sheets of lined paper sandwiched between recycled paper covers. With a beautiful natural look, an expandable accordion pocket and ribbon page marker, this item will support your child's writing. This makes a great school giveaway because of its eco-friendly properties, CPSIA certification, 1 day production and it's beautiful debossed imprint option. Ask about our free shipping option too.
March 12, 2013 16:14 by Bran
I'm not big into gaming (though I'm basically a pro at Mario Kart), but I recently stumbled upon an article about SimCity that piqued my interest.
The PopSci piece looks at SimCity's eco-friendly ideas, noting that the creators' environmental leanings could be sensed from "a mile away." Here are the bases for PopSci's argument:
1. While SimCity certainly shows off the positives of coal power (it's both cheap and effective), it also "ensured that towns with coal power are realistically shrouded in pollution and disease." After all, there's no such thing as "clean coal."
2. Food factories in SimCity are pre-named with names that are actually jokes about how detrimental food production can be to the environment. Names include everything from "Edible Chemical" to "Baby Formula and Lead Paint." Yikes!
3. When it comes to treating human waste in SimCity, you're given two options: "the chance to purchase an expensive waste treatment plant" and a "cheap sewage spewer which literally just pumps it into a local forest." Human beings generate an astounding amount of waste every day, and SimCity reminds us that it's all got to go somewhere.
Do you think SimCity's creators included these details on purpose? Are they trying to convey a go green message?