Our Planet

A Triple Bottom Line Approach

At YellowDog, we believe that we have a responsibility to improve our environment through our business practices and community interactions. It isn’t just about Profit – our bottom line includes People and the Planet as well.

Earth-Friendly Print Product Options

We’re happy to consult on how to make your print project as earth-friendly as possible. Whether your business is trying to meet environmental certification criteria, measure the carbon impact of your print assets, or build responsible print sourcing into your brand, we’re here to help! We can recommend and provide any percentage of post-consumer waste (PCW) paper stocks, design fully-recyclable product packaging, advise on paper-based and easy-to-recycle signage options, and even recycle your coroplast signage with our yard sign takeback program.

When you print with YellowDog, you can rest assured that we’re using eco-solvent inks for every project, keeping our impact top of mind, and holding our production facility to green standards set by the City of Denver and the State of Colorado.

YellowDog’s Green Certifications

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Certifiably Green Denver

CGB is a program that advises businesses on their sustainability goals and recognizes those that complete a set of criteria in energy efficiency, water conservation, resource conservation, alternative transportation, and business management.

Since 2017, YellowDog has maintained certification through an annual renewal process.

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Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

The Environmental Leadership Program was a statewide program that recognizes and awards organizations in Colorado that go beyond compliance with environmental regulations by advancing sustainability in Colorado.

In 2021, YellowDog achieved Bronze status through this program. The Program was sunsetted in 2022, merging with the certification framework developed for the Colorado Green Business Network.

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Colorado Green Business Network

Developed by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment, The Colorado Green Business Network (CGBN) is a voluntary program that encourages, supports, and rewards superior environmental performers that move toward the goal of true, operational sustainability.

In 2022, YellowDog achieved Silver Achievement Status after rigorous review from the Colorado Green Business Network and the CDPHE.

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YellowDog’s Sustainability Initiatives

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Impact MBA Fellowship Program

Colorado State University’s College of Business encourages employers to accelerate their progress on sustainability goals by applying for a corporate sustainability fellowship student from its top-ranked Impact MBA program.

In 2022, YellowDog applied as a host for this prestigious fellowship program. We were matched with an Impact MBA candidate who completed 400 hours of consultancy and implementation.

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Terraloop and Biomimicry Design Alliance

Terraloop and Biomimicry Design Alliance have been working on an exciting project that uses a team interface design to match excess resources with businesses in need. We were chosen to be a part of this pilot project and help keep resources out of the landfill, and are excited to help with this launch!

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YellowDog recycle your yard sign program.

Yard Sign Takeback Program

Yard signs are one of YellowDog’s most popular print products. However, because corrugated plastic (coroplast) is classified as a hard-to-recycle (H2R) material, the City of Denver’s residential recycling program, unfortunately, cannot take them.

To address this, YellowDog initiated its own Yard Sign Takeback Program, becoming an official dropoff point for yard signs or any other coroplast signage, listed in the City of Denver’s recycling directory.

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Smart Leasing Program

As a part of the Smart Leasing Program, we pledge to make changes in our leased facility that reduce energy, water, and waste, and improve occupant health and well-being.

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YellowDog Sustainability Report

For documentation and transparency in our sustainability efforts, we’re publishing and regularly updating our Sustainability Report.

Find the latest report in PDF format here:

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