Ages ago, when I worked at the Black Cat (RIP) in University City, E. (buyer/ gm) bought all of our office paper from a Pennsylvania based green online office supply store. When I started Volta Soap, I opted to order from them, too. GreenLine Paper Company sells everything you might need for an office - only green. We're not the biggest customers - we usually buy a couple packs of 100% PCW recycled cover stock and some Peace Coffee every few months or so. I like ordering from GreenLine for a couple reasons - the eco products, of course, but also the fact that they're so close makes me feel better about having recycled paper shipped to me. (Not to mention the fact that I place an order and it almost immediately arrives on my stoop in recycled packaging material!)
Today I have a whole new reason to keep ordering from GreenLine Paper Company. This morning I got an email that their delivery truck is coming my way soon and if I wanted them to bring me anything while they're close by to let them know. Who does that anymore? I love that they're not just playing the green eco friendly card to get my business. Experiences like this make me remember why it's important to support local, small businesses - because it's not just about the money, it's about providing a service to your community. Thanks, S., for making my day.