It’s a fresh new year, time to green up your life. With a few changes, you can make a difference to your bottom line. Do you print every email? If so, maybe you can use recyled paper. Refillable ink cartridges can also help keep extra empty cartridges out of the trash. Many schools and organizations fundraise by collecting empty cartridges. Check with your local elementary school to see they collect them. If you are doing trade shows this spring, getting some green promotional items as handouts can make you stand out. Re-usable tote bags are something everyone is using these days. They make excellent trade show give aways and keep your name and logo whereever the recipient goes. There are a number of pens, containers, and other items made with recycled materials. Some items are made from recyled wood, denim, old phone books, even money. It gets your name or logo out and helps the planet as well. Reuse, recycle, and reduce will help us all get through this trying time…and who knows, we may like this new lifestyle even when the tough times end!