With a correlation between businesses going green and an increase in cost saving and sales, It might be time to consider making the innovative change to environmentally-friendly.
These are some tips:
Get serious about recycling & Go Paperless
- As to the “number of trees” this represents, it’s impossible to get an accurate count. Tree density in primary forests varies from 50,000-100,000 trees per square km, so the math would put this number at 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees cut down each year. Start recycling at your workplace with systems that make it easy for staff to recycle paper, business cards, Cardboard aluminum cans, and plastic.
- If you need to print something, look for materials that are processed chlorine-free and made out of post-consumer waste and recycled materials.
- Store your receipts online, with accounting software like Xero or Freshbooks.
Search for “green travel” when booking your tickets, take non-stop flights where you can to reduce fuel consumption and use eTickets on your smartphone to eliminate paper.
Share your success
Whether your greener approach is around environmentally improved production or a reduction in your carbon footprint, present an environmentally friendly story to your customers via newsletters, press or even quick email. Share article like this on your social network. It’s sure to impress!