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This story appears in the October 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Like many growing companies, Fowler Printing and Graphics is going green. The Randolph, Massachusetts, company recycles 3 tons of paper a week, buys renewable energy credits for wind power, and uses eco-friendly inks and cleaning compounds on its printing presses.

But Fowler's efforts don't stop there. Nearly half of its print jobs are now on recycled paper, and Fowler's 24 employees can buy green stocks for their 401(k)s. The company is seeking Sustainable Green Printer, or SGP, status, a set of environmental standards for the printing industry. For owner Steve Brennan, the goal is to make his $4 million company as green as possible, from products to processes.

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