Why go green?

There are over 40,000,000 moves in the United States annually.*

That’s a lot of boxes, fuel, and emissions. We might be a family-owned moving company, but we’re big enough to move in the right direction.

* US Census Bureau 2005-2006

PACKING SMART – We use reliable eco friendly packing materials that get your belongings moved safely with the smallest carbon footprint possible. Nobody wants their plastic wrap or Styrofoam peanuts hanging around 500 years after their move, so lets pack smart. Below are the packing materials we will use during your move:

 

Over 41% of garbage in landfills comes from cardboard and paper.

Zero Waste BinsZERO-WASTE BINS – Unlike cardboard, our bins can be used hundreds of times without losing their strength – giving your belongings extra protection from impact and the elements. Because they cost less per use than cardboard boxes, they’ll save you some green too. Our bins are thoroughly sanitized after every move and arrive at your door clean and ready to go. We give you up to 2 weeks to settle in and unpack before we pick them up. It’s that simple!

GEAMI GREENWRAP – We use a special type of packing material that’s biodegradable and compostable to wrap your belongings in. It’s cheaper than bubble wrap, provides more cushion than regular paper, and doesn’t leave behind a mess for you or the environment.

Eco-friendly Packing MaterialsBIODEGRADABLE CELLULOSE TAPE – The tape we use is made from pure plant pulp and has an all-natural rubber based adhesive. It’s strong enough to get the job done while being eco-friendly.

OXO-BIODEGRADABLE STRETCH FILM – Plastic wrap is one of the tricks of the moving trade. It keeps things from opening and protects large items from getting damaged. The only problem is that it winds up sitting in landfills. Not ours, OXO begins to biodegrade within a few days in the ground.

 

 

Paperless TransactionsPOWERED BY BIODIESEL – We use 100% biodiesel (B100) sourced from DieselGreen Fuels. DieselGreen collects used cooking oil from restaurants all over central Texas and offers B100 at two locations in Austin and one in Dallas. Clean-burning biodiesel reduces our dependence on foreign oil, reduces emissions dramatically, and keeps our fuel spending in the local economy. To think that plants, recycled oil, and waste could power our trucks makes us feel all fuzzy inside.

CARBON NEUTRAL SUPPORT – We are proud to offset our carbon footprint with the help of some friends: Native Energy, the leading authority on carbon offsets that helps us track and reduce our impact on the environment.

PAPER CUTS – Digital technology allows us save paper and ink. We use tablets on the job site and email to present, sign, and send all paperwork to you. In the few instances that we do use paper, we only use 100% recycled or compostable stock. Our business cards are printed with soy and vegetable zero-VOC inks.