Online Printing Company 4OVER4.COM Announces Fundraising Program and Discounted Pricing for Non-Profits Focused on the Environment
4OVER4.COM, one of the first online printing companies, and a leading green printing firm, has announced GREENTEAM, a fund raising program for non-profit organizations focused on the environment, conservation and sustainability. All organizations focused on environmental conservation and sustainability are encouraged to participate. Organizations participating in GREENTEAM will be able to raise funds for their activities and programs, while at the same time create value for their members through discounted pricing on green printing services they order from 4OVER4.COM. The organization as well as its members receives a discount at 4OVER4.COM, and an additional percentage of each purchase goes back to the organization. 4OVER4.COM believes this program can make a large scale impact on the environment, while helping to raise funds and create value for participating organizations and their members.
New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011
Since their inception in 1999, 4OVER4.COM has shown a strong concern for the environment, particularly through eco-friendly printing practices and programs aimed at environmental conservation and reforestation. Its latest green initiative “GREENTEAM”, is a fund raising program for non-profit organizations focused on the environment, conservation and sustainability. It is expected to be their largest coordinated green initiative yet. In a nutshell, 4OVER4.COM will offer discounted pricing to participating GREENTEAM organizations and their members as well as contribute a percentage of all sales from members back to the organization.
“We have enjoyed many successes in our efforts to give back to the environment from which we take. And now, with GREENTEAM, our green fundraising program, we think we can make an impact on a larger scale, in cooperation with organizations whose very purpose is environmental conservation and sustainability”, says Taso Panagiotopoulos, principal of 4OVER4.COM.
GREENTEAM has been described by its organizers at 4OVER4.COM as “a unique opportunity for green organizations and non-profits to raise money for their causes and programs which contribute to sustaining the environment, while at the same time creating value for their members who will receive special discounted pricing for the green printing services offered by 4OVER4.COM”, a plan described by 4OVER4.COM principal, Taso Panagiotopoulos, as “a win-win situation for all involved”. The move comes after the successes of other recent 4OVER4.COM green initiatives as well as the recent launch of the social networking reforestation initiative “100,000 Trees for Humanity”.
4OVER4.COM has been described by industry observers as leading the way with eco-friendly green printing, which include the use of green materials and processes to minimize the production of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), which are harmful to the environment and human health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition, vegetable-oil based, water-soluble washes are used for cleaning presses, which are free from VOC-producing petroleum solvents. Internal processes such as color management practices and “ink-key preset automation” are also standard which can reduce press setup times by 70%, reducing paper waste, ink usage and VOC’s.
Recycling among green printers is also a critical component of a comprehensive set of green printing practices. A 100% recycling policy on all wood, metal and paper waste is an absolute must ““ described by Panagiotopoulos as “”¦saving thousands of trees each year, and millions of kilowatts of electricity and gallons of water ““ a big plus for conservation.” 4OVER4.COM is also an FSC certified printer, (Forest Stewardship Council) and prints on FSC certified papers, and purchases goods only from suppliers who have demonstrated their commitment to environmentally friendly business practices. The company, which holds Chain of Custody Certification from the FSC, has been hailed by many as a role model for green businesses, especially in the printing subsector.
“The idea behind GREENTEAM is really simple, 4OVER4.COM is a green printing company. So first, we want to build relationships with green organizations, as the cause is really a collaborative effort. Second, we want them to know that they and their members have green options when it comes to printing services, and third and most importantly, we want to help raise funds for green causes. We do this in a way that creates value for both the organization and their members, which ultimately supports the cause. It’s a virtuous circle”, quoting the company on the drivers behind GREENTEAM.
4OVER4.COM has also communicated that the program also provides participating organizations a branded webpage at their own domain as well as printed informational material for communicating the fundraiser to their membership base. All provided at no cost to the participating organization. “We understand the power of a common cause and a collaborative effort. This can become a powerful program. We are committed to making it easy for organizations to succeed at this. We have done this before, so we know it works. A pilot program we conducted ourselves raised thousands of dollars specifically for plantings trees through a very prominent green organization. ”
It should also be noted that non-profits, like any other organization, do their fair share of printing and promote their activities through printed material and through print media. Green organizations and their supporters as such may very well have interest in working with green printers. Reduced pricing is an added incentive and knowing that funds are coming back to the organization that you support makes a strong case for a program such as GREENTEAM.
Organizations interested in participating in GREENTEAM as a fundraiser and in obtaining green printing services at discounted pricing can contact 4OVER4.COM via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online printing company 4OVER4.COM is a green printing company based in New York City, and was one of the first completely online printing companies in the United States. 4OVER4 provides unmatched technical and customer support and instant online pricing and ordering for full-color printing services including large format printing, business brochure printing, vinyl banners, personalized labels, and business brochure printing. Since 1999, 4OVER4.COM has offered free expert file review and free online proofs without any obligation to purchase. As a company, 4OVER4.COM is strongly oriented towards sustainable environmental renewal, and as a matter of policy embrace environmentally and socially responsible printing practices.
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