It’s Not Easy Being Green

One of my favorite songs is the one that Kermit The Frog sang on the Muppets show:

It’s not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or
yellow or gold-
or something much more colorful like that.
It’s not easy being green.


You may not think a company like, a welding supplier, would be environmentally conscious, but we are. Not in a big splashy way, but it’s part of our corporate culture. Maybe its because we’re a California company, or maybe its because our company founder Jim Watson has really taken the lead in that area of our business.

Jim doesn’t like to brag, but he’s a pretty cool guy. And, he backs up his beliefs with action.

Take this environmental thing… at Arc-Zone we take our paper “trash” and turn it into packing materials. Sure, sometimes we use styrofoam popcorn, but that comes from the Salon where Jim’s wife Gina works. Instead of throwing it away, Gina brings it home, and Jim brings it to the office.

And even though Carlsbad does not require– or even offer– recycling for businesses, we recycle. Jim takes all the recycling home and puts in his curbside bin.

These are small things, and Jim doesn’t like to brag about it, but we did convince him to let us make a video and submit it to Current TV. Look for that video on this blog soon. Or check out

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