A green moving company? Does this even make sense?
Movegreen was founded on the basis of changing an age-old industry from the dirty, wasteful one it was to the sustainable one it could be. How does Movegreen do this? Well, its a pretty complex answer, but to sum it up, we do everything we can. Whether its our trucks or our operations we do anything we can to save, conserve and reuse all resources. Below are a few the steps we take to be the best we can be!
Plant 10 Trees for Every Move:
Yes, you did read that right. We plant 10 trees for every move. We do this by donating money directly to our non-profit affiliate Trees for the Future every time we perform a move. This even applies to on-site and commercial moves.
Operate New, Clean Trucks:
All of our trucks meet the new CARB compliance requirements for heavy duty trucks, which states by 2014 all carriers must operate trucks that be 2008 or newer OR be retrofitted with the necessary Diesel Particulate Trap. We are already ahead of the curve and operate primarily clean trucks, with 2 out of our 3 trucks meeting this standard. Our clean trucks emit 80% less particulates then your typical moving truck.
Green Business Certified
Movegreen was the 3rd business in Santa Barbara certified! We do all we can to make sure our business practices affect our surroundings as little as possible. Being certified shows our level of commitment never waivers! Learn more about being a certified green business!
Use Sustainable and Reusable Packing Supplies:
To help reduce the use of virgin materials we source our moving boxes from a supplier that uses a minimum of 70% recycled fibers (up to 100%). We also provide reusable plastic moving bins that eliminate the use of cardboard altogether. These bins also come with a fitted four wheel dolly which allow you to easily move them around without having to pick them up!
Reduce Paper Consumption:
With our online based software we are able to perform in-home survey with an iPad and send out the estimate via email. This significantly reduces the amount of paper waste that can occur during this first phase of the moving process.