Start at the Beginning!

January 14, 2009

If you’re going to Greenify this year, where’s the best place to start?  Obviously, you want to start at the beginning.  But that means you need to know where you are now. You’re going to have to assess where you stand on putting your business firmly on the green.

That means figuring out what you’re already doing.  Are you recycling?  Are you, your employees and sometimes, even your customers doing what you can to put recycling programs into play?  Are you sorting out recyclables for pick-up?  Are you taking computers and other obsolete or broken computers and gadgets to drop-off locations where they or their materials can be properly rerouted back into service and away from landfills?  Do you send computer printer cartridges back for refill or reuse?

Are you using recycled products yourself?  Sometimes, we all know they can cost a little more.  But even if you can only afford to use recycled products for one week per month or a few days, every little bit helps.

What about water?  Are you filtering the water or still bringing in the bottled products?  If you haven’t already, get off that expensive and carbon-costly water wagon as quickly as possible.  You’re doing yourself, your community and your landfill a favor by doing that.
 
Look overhead.  Still using the old-style lightbulbs?  Get the CFLs.  They’ll save you money long-term.  Also take a hard look at your thermostat and the temperature gauge on your water-heater.  Dropping them even a few degrees saves energy, saves you money on your energy bill and helps to Greenify your business.

Do you encourage your employees to ride-share into work?  That can open up valuable parking places for customers, too.

“You can’t reduce what you don’t measure first,” says Allison Hannon, Midwestern regional manager for The Climate Group, which is a group that helps companies and governments address global warming issues.  The time to assess where you’re at in in the process to go green is now. The time to start doing more, of course, will be as soon as you’re doing figuring that out.


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