Can You Recycle a Vinyl 3-ring Binder?

Maybe. At least for the back to school rush. We had this come in through our news feed: Office Depot, Inc. (ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today announced the launch of its Binder Recycling Program, encouraging shoppers to help preserve the environment by […]

When will they all be Zero Energy Buildings?

In our quest to make our lives less impactful on the environment, we insulate our homes, plant low water gardens, recycle, compost, re-use, and fix whatever we can. While it can seem ultimately futile with the larger issues out there. But what if we could cut 40% of the country’s energy consumption? That would be […]

Are Naked Binders Waterproof?

Nope. Naked Binder has run our binders through dishwashers, left them in the rain and done lot of other crazy things to them to test how they react. But, lets face it, they are made from 100% paper – either post consumer waste binders board (100% office waste paper) or the paper covers on the […]

Via Inhabitat: Part of Route 66 going solar!

We couldn’t help but be excited about this one: Solar Roadways are coming to historic Route 66  We saw this on Inhabitat and were all kinds of excited.  Check it out! by Lacy Cooke Solar Roadways are finally gaining traction in the United States. Scott and Julie Brusaw have been developing their energy-generating roads for […]

Design and Organizing Inspiration

Many of you know Naked Binder and Corporate Image are two halves of the same company.  We manufacture custom and off the shelf eco friendly 3-ring binders, pocket folders, boxes and some crazy awesome presentation projects right in the middle of the country – in Iowa. We have been putting images of things we think […]

Back to School Binders?!

(is it too soon?) Back to school sales and thoughts are just starting to peculate in parents minds. Stores are starting to push the back to school in time to dust off the Christmas decorations (or so it seems).   So. Lets chat about back to school binders. What do you want in a school binder? […]

Design Inspiration for you

Many of you know Naked Binder and Corporate Image are two halves of the same company.  We manufacture custom and off the shelf eco friendly 3-ring binders, pocket folders, boxes and some crazy awesome presentation projects right in the middle of the country – in Iowa.  We have been putting images of things we think […]

Watch a Volcano Breathe

photo credit: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laborator A “breathing” volcano sounds like something out of an ancient myth, but this animation of Mount Etna is very much the real deal. The incredible visualization from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how the ground surrounding the volcano pulses and morphs as a result of changes in the volume of […]

you emit too much — here’s how to stop

If you never turn to Grist to check out the environmental news, you may give it a try. One of their columns is Ask Umbra, a ‘Hints from Heloise’ for the green community. This one caught my eye and has some helpful tips on lowering your carbon footprint. Q. Dear Umbra, It’s common knowledge that […]