Feature Article - March/April 2008

Green Motivations

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Merchandise Into Your Program

By Emily Tipping


One Step at a Time

Above all else, when you're trying to green up your program, you need to remember that complete adherence to all things green is very difficult. While many brands and companies participate in environmentally friendly initiatives and manufacture products with green features, very few products are 100 percent green. But that doesn't mean you can't start making a little difference.

"Any initiative is important," Slockbower explained. "You're doing something. Each step is one in the right direction."


Incentive Resources

If you want to make your incentive and reward options a bit greener, here are some top brands and resources found in this article:

Almo Special Markets (for Philips) 215-698-4000 www.premium.almo.com Write 201 on reader inquiry fax card

Apple Inc. 888-862-9283 www.incentiveconcepts.com Write 202 on reader inquiry fax card

Canon USA Inc. 866-50-CANON (502-2666) www.usa.canon.com/corporategifts Write 203 on reader inquiry fax card

Citizen Watch Co. 201-438-8150 www.citizenwatch.com Write 204 on reader inquiry fax card

The Coleman Company 800-830-3399 www.coleman.com Write 205 on reader inquiry fax card

HoMedics 646-218-6005 www.homedics.com Write 206 on reader inquiry fax card

Johnson Outdoors Inc. 262-631-6713 www.johnsonoutdoors.com Write 207 on reader inquiry fax card

Nike 877-220-6453 www.nike.com Write 208 on reader inquiry fax card

Rymax Marketing Services Inc. (for Denon Electronics, Hartmann, Human Touch, iRobot, Meyer, Nautilus, Tissot and Toshiba ) 973-582-3249 www.rymaxinc.com Write 209 on reader inquiry fax card

Sony Electronics Inc. 800-833-6302 www.motivation.sony.com Write 210 on reader inquiry fax card

Top Brands Inc. (for Chantal) 800-431-2127 www.top-brands.com Write 211 on reader inquiry fax card

Voltaic Systems 877-304-6861 www.voltaicsystems.com Write 212 on reader inquiry fax card

Zane's Cycles (for Trek Bicycles) 888-735-2453 www.ezanes.com Write 213 on reader inquiry fax card