Reducing your carbon footprint as a business owner not only helps the environment, it also helps you save money. Taking the steps to become an environmentally conscious company requires more than just recycling. Here are 4 ways your business can become more socially responsible by “going green”:
Investing in green appliances can help you save money in the long run. Larger appliances such as copiers, refrigerators, and air conditioning units can consume a lot of energy. Energy Star has a detailed list of certified products that are energy efficient. If you are unable to invest in green products, there are things you can do such as switching off or unplugging appliances at the end of the day or enabling power save mode.
In this digital age, going paperless is easier than ever.Get in the habit of making the most of email, cloud services such as Google Drive, and online information sharing platforms such as Slack. These programs can help you get things done without all the clutter.
The biggest way to reduce your carbon footprint is being mindful of your energy usage. Beyond what you can do on a day-to-day basis(turning off the lights, using LED light bulbs, etc.), you can also gain better control of your energy on a more long-term basis by switching to a green energy provider. Purchasing renewable energy such as solar and wind has many benefits as a long-term investment.
Reducing your business carbon footprint is one way to not only be environmentally conscious, but to also save on costs. EnergyBot also offers a way to save on energy costs through an online marketplace that allows you to shop and select the best energy plan and rate for your business.
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You probably already have an energy plan for your business. So why think about a future energy plan, in say, 2021… As a business owner or manager, it can pay off to think about energy plans and rates now – even a few years from now.
When it comes to buying pretty much anything – a car, furniture, shoes, or even pizza…we are all looking for the best price. Which is, of course, usually the lowest price. So we shop around…visiting online stores or stopping by traditional brick-and-mortar stores or even simply asking friends for recommendations. Eventually, we will find a price that we’re willing to pay and make the purchase.
If you made the commitment to be a green business, or just want to be a little more green, then signing up for an energy plan that includes green energy sources is one of the simplest ways to take that first step and reduce the carbon footprint for your business.