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Devost Design LLC 2022

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Devost Design LLC
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Business Description: 
Graphic Design services
Contact Person: 
Angelique Devost
Business Location: 
United States
37° 5' 24.864" N, 95° 42' 46.4076" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2022
Management and Leadership
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Angelique Devost is active in her community as both a member of the Sustainable Madison Advisory Committee and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the local business community, she sets an example by advocating for more sustainable practices locally and serving as a living example of what it means to live a sustainable lifestyle personally and professionally. The attached PDF contains screen shots from the Madison website ( Page 1 shows the SMAC committee members and page 2 shows the presentation of the Silver Certification Medium Champion Award to the Mayor of Madison and the borough green team with Angelique Devost 2nd from the left.
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Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Having dramatically reduced waste and energy consumption related to Devost Design and personally, Angelique's next goal is to replace her current vehicle with an electric vehicle in 2023.
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Angelique Devost has been on a mission to reduce waste for many years. Because Devost Design is a home-based business, there is an overlap between her personal and professional waste reduction efforts. For example, items like tea and snacks (such as nuts), are purchased in bulk in her own glass containers. These containers were originally purchased containing food items such as honey, jam, peanut butter, etc. Angelique also keeps a Terracycle "All Your Waste" box on hand for items such as pens, PUR water filters and packaging that cannot be recycled curbside or at the plastic film drop off at the local supermarket. These efforts have enabled Angelique to reduce the amount of garbage placed at the curb from one tall kitchen trash bag per week to one very small bag every 2-3 weeks.
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Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Because Devost Design has been mostly paperless since 2016, file folders, hanging folders, binder clips and other office supplies that were on hand, but no longer needed were placed on the Madison Swap and Share Facebook page and picked up by local residents who could use them.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
All paper, corrugated, plastic, glass and metal that can be recycled curbside are placed at the curb weekly for pickup. Plastic film and shipping packaging is recycled at the drop off location at the local supermarket.
Food Waste
Description of Action: 
All food waste generated on premises gets recycled through Java's Compost.
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
Angelique Devost has chosen to run Devost Design as a home-based business since 1994, effectively eliminating a commute to an office.
Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
In 2017 Angelique relocated to Madison, NJ and walks to all local business and Chamber of Commerce meetings and events. In addition, the majority of client meetings are held by phone or on Zoom.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Success
Description of Action: 
On April 12, 2022, Angelique Devost was a presenter at a meeting of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce on the topic of "How Local Businesses are Going Green." It was an engaging meeting discussing what existing businesses are already do and steps businesses can take to operate more sustainably. Angelique presented on the Green Business Recognition Program that she is working to create with green team members from Chatham and Millburn. Attached is the PPT deck she presented with the meeting announcement/flyer on the last page.
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Industry Specific Practices
Description of Action: 
Traditionally, a graphic design business has used a lot of paper and printer ink along with frequent use of delivery services, such as FedEx. In recent years, that has changed dramatically. Project proofs that were once printed out in color and sent via FedEx to the client for approval are all delivered via email now. Because is this, Devost Design no longer buys paper by the case. This also means that the need for printer ink has gone way down. Brochures, flyers and other marketing materials that used to be printed commercially for distribution are now largely sent via email. In 2016 Devost Design sold it's large format Espon color laser printer that printed up to 12" x 18" and replaced it with an HP Officejet that prints letter and legal size sheets. At one time, the company purchased multiple cases of 12" x 18" paper per year that would currently cost $145 each. Now a single ream of 8.5" x 11" paper is purchased as needed, usually one every three year at a cost of about $15. Savings noted is based on the purchase of 2 cartons of 12"x18" paper and a set of CMYK ink cartridges.
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Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
Angelique Devost is a member of the Sustainable Madison Advisory Committee (SMAC) and is responsible for reporting those actions related to waste management and reduction to Sustainable Jersey. In 2021, Madison received Silver Certification and the Medium Champion Award from Sustainable Jersey with 900 total points. Angelique is currently collaborating with green team members from Chatham Borough and Millburn to create a Green Business Recognition Program in these towns.
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Member Since: 
Monday, July 25, 2022