How to Move Green - Green Moving Terms

By: Josh Allen

Take a look at the great information provided here on green terms that you may come across in the moving process.

The term Alternative Fuel and Energy refers to the types of energy and fuels that are produced from renewable sources such as wind and solar power. We hope that in the future, all moving companies will have practical options available to them for fueling their moving trucks.

A product is considered biodegradable when it can be broken down and absorbed into our ecosystem. There are some types of biodegradable products in moving, such as packing/foam peanuts.

Carbon Neutral refers to a company, person or action that produces zero carbon emissions or, perhaps, takes action to offset those emissions.

Hopefully many people have heard the term Carbon Footprint. This is a measurement of the impact a product or person has on the environment in terms of greenhouse gases produced. This is measured in units of carbon dioxide. Cardboard boxes and packing peanuts have a carbon footprint that we should all be aware of.

An Eco-assessment is an evaluation of your home or business with the aim of cutting your energy and water usage. After you have unpacked and are settled in, take the time to evaluate your home and see what improvements you can make.

The term Environmentally Preferable refers to a products or service that has a lesser effect on our environment. In moving, the morning newspaper or an old t-shirt to pack your valuables would be environmentally preferred over packing peanuts.

Green design is a type of architectural design that utilizes strict environmentally sound principles of building. If you are still looking for a house to move to, consider looking for one that has green design such as solar panels, skylights, or recycled building materials.

The household phrase reduce, reuse, recycle is still a standard today. It's important to get the most out of each product you use. Reuse your moving boxes for other purposes.
It is also important to reduce the amount of products you buy, or the amount of waste and products you dispose of. And at the end of a product's life, it will be time to reprocess it into raw, usable material, if possible.

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