Blog : May 2014

Two Green Innovators Collaborate for Greener New England

By Madelaine | May 1, 2014 | in

By Heikki Perry

An environmental trendsetter since 1989, RAM Printing was one of the earliest Business Partners and leaders of the Green Alliance, a Portsmouth organization committed to promoting regional sustainability-driven companies. The firms’ collaboration has helped each to profit while also advancing the cause of environmentalism.

While most printing companies use oil-based inks, RAM’s are vegetable-based, virtually eliminating the toxins that pollute the environment but not compromising quality or diversity of color. RAM was also the first N.H. printer to receive Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Exploiting cutting-edge technology, RAM’s newest printer sets up in 12 minutes and prints 15,000 copies per hour, saving time and energy, and producing a more sustainable product. RAM recycles fluorescent light tubes, soda cans, aluminum plates, waste paper, corrugated boxes and pallets, and it buys its paper locally.

A growing number of RAM clients are GA Business Partners, which number at more than 100 businesses and organizations located mostly in NH but also in southern Me and Northeastern Mass. The GA works to grow businesses that demonstrate environmental and social responsibility while building a community of consumers who will patronize those businesses.

Old Fashioned Seacoast Gardening Club on the Cutting Edge of Sustainability

By Madelaine | May 1, 2014 | in

By Michael McCord
Green Alliance Correspondent

PORTSMOUTH – An upcoming meeting of the Piscataqua Garden Club will have a very green theme.

The May 13 event will include presentations from three business partners of the Green Alliance, the Portsmouth organization that connects green-driven consumers with more than 100 green-minded businesses. The unique meeting was organized by the conservation committee of the Piscataqua Garden Club and will take place at Service Credit Union in Portsmouth. The three Green Alliance presenters will be Site Structures, EcoTech Pest Control Services, and Green Maids.

“This is part of our mission as an organization,” said Deb Chag, co-chair of the club’s conservation committee. The Piscataqua Garden Club was founded in 1934 and a membership ranging from Cape Neddick, Maine to Exeter and Kensington, New Hampshire. The Green Alliance presentations, Chag explained, will be an environmental education platform to better inform members on conservation issues.

“We have six meetings a year and often have some eclectic speakers,” Chag said. “But we haven’t done anything like this before.”