Fresh Rocket and ChangeSurvive announce partnership with PlantMyPhone to recycle old cell phones … into new trees

Plant My Phone logo Have a used cell phone that’s collecting dust? Turn your old phone into new trees!

Fresh Rocket will make sure that your old phone is responsibly recycled through the PlantMyPhone program. The process ensures that hazardous chemicals like cadmium, lead and mercury don’t wind up in our landfills … and then into our soil and the water we drink and air we breathe. Proceeds from the recycled materials are then used to support the United Nations Environment Programme “Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign.”

Planting Trees Helps Our Planet Fight Climate Change
On average, each tree planted in the humid tropics absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide (more…)

Fresh Rocket launches ChangeSurvive effort

With our nearby Gulf of Mexico the scene of perhaps the U.S.’s worse eco-disaster ever, Fresh Rocket felt compelled to lend our talents to the widespread efforts to communicate a strong belief that the time has come to make drastic and positive changes in our energy policies. These efforts are anchored by, as well as Twitter updates and a very active Facebook page.

On Wednesday, we also released an original video, The Fable of the Third Planet. Written (more…)

Fresh Rocket Takes the “Design Can Change” Pledge

Design Can Change logoRecent events – obviously the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf being the most visible – have shown just how far we’ve gone in critically injuring our planet. While we have long supported “green” initiatives and supported becoming much better stewards of the Earth, the time has come for all of us to take a stance.

In our professional role as designers, we have taken the “Design Can Change” pledge to think sustainably. The initial approach is fairly simple:

  • Learn: Engage in the topic and seek to understand the issue.
  • Think: Make a sustainable mindset second nature.
  • Act: Put my knowledge to use in my daily work.
  • Inform: Share information and build awareness for sustainability.
  • Unite: Spark change through collective strength.

Much of what we as individuals and small businesses can do are small things. But collectively, those small things do add up. Sustainability need not be a political issue. Isn’t it just common sense? Doesn’t it make good business sense to use our resources wisely? As parents and grand parents, don’t we want to leave our world in good shape for our descendants?

Click here if you’re a buyer of graphic design services or products and would like to find out more about the “Design Can Change”. To find out more about “Design Can Change”, you can also visit their web site.

Why customized website design vs. templates.

I would be disappointed and embarrassed if I spent a great deal of time planning for a very special occasion somewhere and then when I arrived someone else was wearing an outfit just like mine!  Ugh! The world-wide web is just the same. Consider how a customer would react if he/she checks a number of web sites, and several of them are nearly the same!

Whether you are just starting up or trying to improve an existing business… you are (more…)

2010 is an election year, isn’t it?

Joyce recently received a call from an old friend (he’s not old, she’s just known him for quite a few years) from Arkansas who is now running for Prosecuting Attornery in northeast Arkansas. Always happy to help a good guy and a good cause, Fresh Rocket gave his templated WordPress site a brand new, 100% American and 100% Scott Ellington look. (more…)

Spreading the word about Cystic Fibrosis

We recently had the pleasure of working with Anthony Weiss of Tampa to design and produce the first newsletter for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is life-threatening, life-altering, life-shortening disease that affects 30,000 Americans on a daily basis. There’s a 1 in 31 chance that you (more…)