offers travelers and businesses a paper-free alternative
to guide books, brochures and leaflets for
popular tourist destinations across Canada. Each
year millions of paper guides, maps and brochures are printed
and distributed in travel destinations throughout the world.
In most cases these paper products are used only once
before being thrown away into non-recycling garbage
bins. Being based in the Canadian
Rockies, in close proximity to Banff
National Park and Jasper
National Park, we are particularly concerned
about the harmful effect these paper guides are
having on our natural environment. Our digital
travel guides help save trees and aid in the reduction
of waste in each place you visit. Mobiguides is
proud to offer travelers and businesses a more
sustainable way to search for and provide local
Very few businesses can operate without the use
of paper products and Mobiguides is no exception.
We do however strive to run our company as sustainably
as possible and have put several green policies
in place to ensure we're doing what we can to
operate responsibly. Whenever possible we use
paper that is made from post-consumer waste, and
processed without chlorine. All of our office
paper, files and envelopes are certified by the
Forest Stewardship Council, and we use vegetable-based
inks whenever possible.
Digital devices do come with their own environmental
issues. One of the most concerning issues is the
amount of energy used when cell phones are over-charged.
Did you know that charging your phone longer than
necessary is one of the major environmental concerns
surrounding the mobile industry? When we all leave
our chargers plugged in for longer than necessary
we waste millions of watts of energy. Luckily this
is an environmental issue that we, the public,
can take direct action against. Don't forget to
unplug when your phone is fully charged!
On a positive note, new technology has merged numerous functions
into the cell phone, meaning that less energy and raw materials
are consumed by manufacturers. Convergence is a good thing from
an environmental standpoint because you can now send e-mails,
listen to music, take pictures, surf the internet, and now get
your travel guides all on one device. Mobile phone manufacturers
are taking environmental concerns seriously and are making rapid
progress in improving the sustainability of their products.
By using your Mobiguide you will be helping the environment.
Next time you are travelling in Canada,
consider the difference you can make by choosing Mobiguides as
your source of travel information.
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