Environmental Responsibility

Ron Nabity Photography recognizes the importance of environmental responsibility when conducting a business.

I follow these environmental practices when operating my business and incorporate them as a way of life:

• use digital photography to reduce the amount of paper and chemicals required to create an image
• use online web proofing galleries instead of printing proof photos for client review
• use electronic-transfer (e.g. FTP, e-mail, http-downloads) for delivery of image files
• use bicycle/cargo trailer or public transportation whenever possible for photo-shoots, client meetings, deliveries and supply trips
• when automobile use is required, use fuel-efficient vehicle and combine errands to reduce fuel usage
• turn off electronic equipment when not in use, including battery chargers
• replace high-wattage modeling lights with lower-wattage bulbs in studio lights
• use battery-powered photographic lighting whenever possible
• use short-run printing services to print optimum number of marketing materials
• use setback timers to operate building lights and climate control equipment

• use blank side of printed paper for draft printing
• refill printer ink and toner cartridges

• separate items in trash to optimize recycling of paper, glass, cardboard, plastic and metal
• purchase supplies made from recycled and recyclable materials

• use rechargeable batteries instead of disposables whenever possible
• use electronic testing equipment to determine battery charging needs – recharge batteries only when necessary

• join and support organizations that promote eco-friendly options
• choose business partners that offer eco-friendly products and demonstrate environmental responsibility
• lead by example, share conservation ideas with others, and encourage environmental responsibility among friends, families and peers