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United Nations Gives Everyone More Reasons to Go Green

United Nations Gives Everyone More Reasons to Go Green
Looking for more reasons to turn your business green?
The United Nations calls on governments, business and civil societies alike to further their efforts in enhancing their respective energy efficiency. The organization believes that such efforts can greatly impact in the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gases. It has also been proven that green efforts, though may appear costly at the beginning, can help greatly in producing sustainable savings for the organizations. Using a scrolling LED sign can be a step closer to achieving this goal.
An infographic jointly published by The United Nations and Sustainable Energy For All provides us with a number of reasons to move towards the big change.
Here are some of the important points stated in the creatively made visual:
-- Global energy consumption may rise to 33 percent between 2010 and 2035-- Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions may increase by 20…

5 Simple Tricks to Turn Your Business Green and Be Rewarded

Putting up a scrolling LED sign is not the only way to nudge your business down the green path. We’ve listed down 5 more things that you can do to contribute in saving our planet.
And you know what’s great about these ideas?
All of them are easy to integrate with your current business process. Going green is hassle-free with these steps.
Read up and start your green business today.
Start offering free delivery of your goods – use bicycles
Remember the good ol’ days when you don’t have to worry about sky-high fuel rates? Well, those times are long gone. Motorized vehicles have become kings of the road since – which is good and bad at the same time for businesses.
Though deliveries are generally faster, fuel rates suck up a huge chunk of business budgets.  You change this around for your business by going old school with bicycles. This is very applicable to small business and restaurants. Make your patrons feel special by giving them convenient access to your products. And the b…

Greening Businesses: Wal-Mart Innovates For Energy Efficiency

Going green is the in thing nowadays. This is not only true for individuals who started bringing their own bags while shopping or bringing packed lunches to school. The great big green movement also holds true for business enterprises of any size.
In our last post, we featured Starbucks together with their efforts of inflicting a positive mark or change in the environment. Initiatives conducted by large business moguls are really inspiring. They certainly serve as great reminders for small and medium sized businesses that profitability and conscience can go hand in hand.
Investing in a scrolling LED sign is one easy way to go. But many more things can be done. In this post, we are featuring another company that’s decided to turn green to help the environment. And their efforts are certainly not in vain because reports have been highlighting the savings and profits that they’ve been making together with the big change. 
Wal-Mart may not get a sparkling gold medal when talking about o…

A Business with a Conscience: Starbucks’ Uses LED Lights for Green Initiative

Starbucks could surely keep their scrolling LED sign hanging for a longer time.
Since the coffee company company’s humble beginnings back in 1971, their humble store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market has grown into 18,000 stores all over the world in 60 countries. The company’s numerous awards and success has not extinguished their burning desire to inspire and nurture the human spirit. Starbucks continues to make bring about a positive change one person, one cup and one community at a time.
It is rare to find a company that strives to balance profitability and social conscience just like Starbucks. The numerous achievements and awards received by the coffee company have not, even for a bit, planted in its management and employees a seed of complacency. Starbucks never ceased to pursue innovation not only for their product offerings but their overall impact to the society as well as reflected in the company’s Global Responsibility Report that has been published and shared to the public…

Bright Advertising: Neon VS. LED Sign for Your Business

Getting your business noticed by prospective customers surely means everything to you.
Though a scrolling LED sign can simply do the trick, is there any contender threatening its place as the top choice for indoor and outdoor business signage?
Here at AffordableLED, we believe in the importance of having options and the good that variety brings. In this post, we are bringing LED and Neon signs side by side. You be the judge of which advertising light source is best for your business.
We are confident in our choice, now choose yours.
Neon Signs
This lighting fixture is widely used by different establishments for advertising purposes. From its debut in the 1910 Paris Motor Show, this lighting innovation has gone a long way. People nowadays from around the globe have grown accustomed this form of bright and catchy advertising signage. Neon signs were extremely popular in the United States from 1920 until 1960.
Pros §Eye catching at night time §Can be used to light product displays §Prol…

Take it from Apple: How You Should Design Your Store to Hit the Big Bucks on Sales

Adding a scrolling LED sign in your store can certainly do the trick. But if you want to do make it big like Apple, take these suggestions by heart as you start creating or renovating your very own retail space.



First, Go all out
Giving it your all doesn’t always mean spending tons of money or roasting your piggy bank to squeeze every little bit of juice from it. You can go all out in many ways without breaking your budget plan. All you have to do is be creative and set your imagination and other cost-efficient resources free.
Steve Jobs and his entire team responsible for planning the Apple stores were very fortunate to have disposable resources within their reach like money and time. They even rented out a warehouse to create a store prototype to make sure they got everything right. But not every business owner is as lucky. Here are some of the things that you should go all out with: Researching: Having the right amount of correct information can certainly bring you far…

Philips Light Nairobi’s Way

Kenya’s roads lined with state of the art LED streetlights will certainly lead to a brighter future – will businesses find this technology in any scrolling LED sign soon?
Philips together with the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority set solar-powered LED street lighting fixtures in the country capital of Nairobi. This pilot project in East Africa was launched for the 40th Anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) which is headquartered in Nairobi. This initiative is also part of UN’s declaration of 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
With an aim to highlight the advantages of using sustainable energy resources, the country-wide implementation of this project is estimated to produce a 100 per cent energy savings for Kenya. Solar-powered LED are said to be the most efficient lighting fixtures to date. This innovative solution creates huge energy savings through the superior technology it utilizes.
The success of this initiative highly depends on the new Hi…