04 April 2008

More than Just Talk

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Pistachio, Banana Cheesecake, and Lemon.

Parfait Day! All of our parfaits are only $2.99 today (regularly $3.99). Come in and enjoy this wonderful treat. Only 3 Points on Weight Watchers®.


Green Tip: Programs to recycle paper-including newsprint-are widespread across the country. Take advantage of the arrangements in your area. (Most local schools have large bins that except both paper and cardboard.) Check to see if your local programs require papers to be tied or bagged, and whether they involve drop-off locations or curbside pickup. If every American recycled just one newspaper a week, about 36 million trees a year would be spared. Making recycled newspaper takes half as much energy as producing virgin newsprint. [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

One of the biggest changes that we have made at Sugarless deLite in the last 6 months has been the implementation of our recycling program. Since November, we have been recycling all cardboard boxes that come into our store. This is quite a good number. On average, we recycle between 30 and 40 boxes a week. Additionally, we have started reusing some of the incoming boxes for outgoing shipments. From our shipping policy:

"Sugarless deLite is interested in helping both our local and global environment. When shipping to an individual who has ordered for themselves, we will attempt to use a recycled cardboard box for shipping from shipments that we have received in the store. We will not use boxes that have had direct contact with food products. Boxes that are unused for future shipping are recycled. We encourage all recipients to recycle their boxes as well. Items that are shipped as gifts will be shipped in a new cardboard box."

We've also taken the extra step of recycling our Coke cans and bottled water along with any papers that do not have sensitive information and plastics. As an added step, we try to turn off any lights not in use as well. Not only do we blog green, we work green.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Robert John Downey, Jr. Robert Downey Jr. has appeared in over 60 films in his career. He was in one of my favorite films from the 80's called Less than Zero. After a period of problems with drug abuse, he has turned his career back around and is now back to staring roles and will be featured in Iron Man in May of this year. He will also play the role of Tony Stark in the upcoming film The Incredible Hulk which stars Edward Norton and Liv Tyler. It looks likes it is going to be a good summer for superheros.

(Honorable birthday mentions: Jamie Lynn Spears-Actress, David Edward Kelley-Producer and Writer, Scott Rolen-Baseball Player, Johan Magnus Sveningsson-Musician: bassist for the Cardigans.)

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