Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Responsibility, it's Tree-mendous!

We like trees. Lots of them. It's hard to live and work in the Adirondack Mountains and not develop an affinity for the green giants. After all, we're surrounded by them. But our love of trees goes beyond the hikes we take with our families through the mountains in our backyard. Our love for trees has become our business.

By working with FSC-certified printers and paper companies, Trampoline is striving to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, the displacement of indigenous peoples, and the violence against people and wildlife often accompanying logging practices.

As a graphic design company, we are constantly dealing in paper. It not unusual for Derek or Sean to be found pacing the office, paper samples in hand debating the thickness, texture, and usability of a certain sheet for everything from business cards to the pages of an annual report. There are smooth papers, rough papers, thin papers, colored papers, and even papers made to look like the trees from which they originated- complete with grain and knots. We rely on the Forest Stewardship Council's rigorous standards to guarantee the conservation, responsible management, and community level benefits for people near the forests that provide our paper. Why? Because we want to keep these tree filled mountains for our grandchildren, because a clear cut hillside is an eyesore, and, well, it just feels good to help out mother earth every chance we get.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sharp Shooters Take Aim

The Glens Falls Elks Lodge #81 will host their annual Hoop Shoot Competition this Friday, December 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the Queensbury High School Gymnasium. The local qualifier, which was rescheduled after Sunday's storm, will follow the original order, with the youngest contestants putting their feet to the foul line first.

Kids ages 8-13 are welcome to attend and test their sharp-shooter skills. Winners in each category (boys and girls) will advance to the district competition with the potential of sinking their way all the way to the finals in Springfield, MA. Top scorers for this local qualifier will receive an event t-shirt in recognition of their accomplishments.

Although a last-minute rescheduling of the event was necessary (due to a snowstorm), some 40 dedicated sharpshooters came to the Qby Middle School to test their skills.

Our role served as innovators of the new look for this year, as well as volunteer and participants.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Saucy Packaging

This holiday season, give the gift of sticky fingers. We've just finished the labels on a line of condiments from Ed Pagnotta at the Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ. The Feeling Saucy? Barbeque, Holy Smoked! Hot Sauce, Pagnotta Marinara and Gourmet Grub Rub will be available in 2008. We're haranguing Ed for some advanced samples to give out this December. We think they'd make for smokin' gifts.