The Green Living Guy

Let’s get business sustainable energy going on!

For as the world becomes increasingly aware of the impact of climate change. For that’s thanks to the coverage of the topic on all platforms. I mean along with the onslaught of terrifying, off-season weather to seal the deal. So there is a growing push for businesses to put their money where their mouth is. Moreover and implement more sustainable practices and products. Consumers are fast becoming more and more conscientious. Especially of their purchases and who they are supporting. All which means they also are seeking out businesses that share their values. 

If you are looking to become more environmentally friendly, then here are some tips on how to be more sustainable in your business.

Business Focus on Sustainable Simple Changes 

Making drastic changes can be overwhelming and costly, so focusing on simple and easy ones to begin with can help set a precedent that will be easier to expand on. 

Business sustainable energy. LED bulb
LED light bulb. Photo courtesy of Unsplash/Federico Bottos

One of the simplest ways to be more sustainable in your business is to switch to energy-efficient lighting. Did you know that LED bulbs use up to 80-90% less energy than traditional bulbs and last up to 25 times longer? This will not only save you money on your electricity bill. However it also reduces your carbon footprint. Win-win! 

Another simple swap is paper to digital. It is not difficult to reduce paper waste. So now that digital innovations have replaced the need for the majority of it. I mean so it should be easy to see where you can make these changes. Especially if you haven’t already.

Business sustainable. Eco friendly
For example, Staples has a line of products that are all ECO for the Office.


Choose Sustainable Products for Business

When buying for your business, you should choose products that are sustainably sourced and produced. This could be anything from looking for products that are made from recycled materials or that have been certified as environmentally friendly to making sure any materials you use are ethically sourced and using businesses that implement ethical practices. 

Use Sustainable, Renewable Energy Sources for your Business

If you are able to, consider using renewable energy sources to power your business where you can, though this will be easier and make more sense for some businesses than others. Installing solar panels or even wind turbines, if you need them, can help reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources and can help you save money on your energy bill in the long run. You can also use these switches as a selling point to environmentally conscious customers. 

Sustainable energy business. Staples HQ uses solar power too
Staples HQ uses solar power too


Encourage Business to use Sustainable Transportation

Encourage employees to use sustainable transportation options like biking, walking, or using public transportation. You can offer incentives like bike storage, transit passes, or carpooling programs to encourage employees to choose more sustainable transportation options. From a logistics point of view, contact a transportation engineering firm for sustainable options.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

If your business has a significant carbon footprint, do your best to offset your emissions by investing in renewable energy projects or purchasing carbon offsets. Even little steps where you can are important. This can help mitigate the environmental impact of your business and help you become more sustainable for the environment and for your customers.

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