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How Much Time Are You Spending Volunteering for Green Causes?

August 8th, 2013 No comments

Are You Still Volunteering Your Time for Green Causes?

By Robert Piller

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Austin, Texas: I was talking with an environmental activist the other day and she explained that the number of people who have been volunteering for her events has dropped considerably over the past 18 months.

Perhaps some of that decrease can be explained away by the fact that many of these volunteers have gotten full-time jobs as the economy improves.

That’s great, but activism can be done in your spare time.

But is apathy setting in already for the green movement?

This movement has just starting to make strides and is still inn its infancy.

Apathy? Come on.  We can do better!

Let’s double-down on our efforts to improve the air quality in our cities. Let’s continue to fight for cleaner water and for fracking regulations.

Let’s not let big business get carte blanche on their agendas.

Let’s fight for changes that can be implemented and that are reasonable to the voting public.

If we walk away from the green movement now, most of our efforts will have been in vain.

Get more active.

Recruit more volunteers.

Speak at more venues.

Make Earth Day a huge event again.

Talk to your local political candidates.

Encourage students to recycle more.

Engage with seniors to help fight for their grandchildren’s planet.

Let’s make “Going Green” cool again.

Let’s try to fight for the green movement for an extra hour per week.

That’s 50 extra hours per year.

Multiply that by thousands of volunteers and we can reinvigorate this green movement.

Now let’s get started.

Here’s to a greener tomorrow, today.

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Robert Piller, President of Eco Marketing Solutions, has over 29 years of experience in running and implementing green marketing campaigns and is a leader in the recycled promotional products industry, including offering one of the largest selections of recycled and reusable water bottles and imprinted coffee mugs, reusable and organic tote bags, recycled pens and pencils in the country. In addition to being a noted writer on issues of social and safety compliance, Robert Piller recently completed his CAS degree and BASI degree — one of the highest honors in the promotional products industry for his years of continuous education and certification. His company’s website, EcoMarketingSolutions.com, features over 25,000 eco-friendly promotional items in all price ranges, for any business or organization interested in going green. The site’s handy search tool helps you easily find biodegradable, organic and recycled imprinted promotional items in your price range and time frame.

Eco Marketing Solutions has a strong Code of Conduct as they carefully vet and qualify all their suppliers.

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Are You Using Social Media to Promote Green Causes–Or Are You Just Promoting Your Product or Service?

June 14th, 2011 No comments

use your social media to promote green causesMany green companies spend most of their advertising and marketing budgets promoting their brand, but very few of them are spending a proportionate amount of effort on outreach.

With social media being free, are you making the most of this opportunity to promote green values and causes?

Your social media (including Twitter, Facebook,  and possibly LinkedIn) should be focused on promoting green issues that may be of concern to your clients and prospects.

Do not push product in this space.   This will not get Retweeted or Liked and it will annoy your audience.

Instead, this  effort should be geared to expanding your base and making your customers more aware of green topics, websites, causes, etc.

Spend your Social Media efforts promoting :

  • Local and National Green Events
  • Political and Legislative Issues Facing Voters
  • New Proposed Regulations/Policies Affecting the Environment
  • Ideas and Tips on Becoming More Green, Reducing One’s Carbon Footprint, etc.
  • Trade Shows and Fairs Relating to the Environment
  • Earth Day Ideas and Events

Become a resource to your clients and prospects … and your organization’s name will be remembered.

What are you plans to do more green outreach over the next 12 months?

I’d love to hear about it.

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Robert Piller, president of Eco Marketing Solutions, is experienced in green marketing campaigns and recycled promotional products.  He has worked to help plant over 25 million trees through his live tree seedling gift program over the past dozen years.  His company’s website, EcoMarketingSolutions.com, features over 25,000 eco-friendly promotional items in all price ranges, for any business or organization interested in going green. The site’s handy search tool helps you easily find biodegradable, organic and recycled imprinted promotional items in your price range and time frame.

You can also reach him by email (robert (at) ecomarketingsolutions.com) or comment on his blog postings at GreenSpotBlog.com or below at his Twitter link.

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