- Carefully sourcing the medicinals with attention to the sustainability of cultivation methods and certified absence of pesticides;
- Ensuring that any endangered medicinal bears a CITES certificate to guarantee safe sourcing;
- Using Energy-Star rated appliances wherever possible;
- Employing passive solar heat during the winter through large SW-facing windows and shades to block rays in the summer;
- Identifying packaging choices that are biodegradable and have the highest post-consumer waste recycling percentage;
- Transporting themselves to the office by foot, bicycle, or public transportation;
- Offsetting their total estimated carbon footprint via Carbonfund.org.
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And for the sixth consecutive year, Articulate products have been named Best of E-learning in the annual Elearning! Magazine readers’ choice awards. Articulate earned the top spot in five categories in the 2010 survey, the most in a single year and more than any other company.Articulate also gives back to the community and to the environment. Articulate helps empower e-learning in the developing world by donating $250,000 of its software through LINGOs, a consortium of humanitarian relief and development organizations. This year, Articulate became a carbon-neutral organization by donating to support Carbonfund.org’s carbon reduction projects. If your organization needs to hit the ground running in the new year, check out some of Articulate’s award-winning e-learning programs to give your employee training the boost it needs.