Comments on: Top 10 trends in sustainable business Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Msillman Sun, 21 Nov 2010 03:53:49 +0000 I found this article very informative. We put together a couple lists that you guys may find useful of ways to make your home/business more Green.

The list for homes is here: .htm

This is the one for businesses: .htm

By: web1234ons Sat, 12 Jun 2010 10:42:13 +0000 An Exciting Time to Start Your Own Business
There has never been a more exciting time to start your own business! New businesses are springing up every day all across the country.

By: NathalieGoad Fri, 04 Jun 2010 10:35:09 +0000 The first thing to greening your business is to engage people- by getting them to understand what their role is in the process and that they have the ability to make change. You also have to have a system or process in place that gives people guidance on what steps they need to take to achieve their carbon reduction targets.

An environmental management system accredited to the globally recognised standard, ISO 14001, gets you to the point whereby people understand where their impacts are, but then you need to get underneath it all to really understand the details – where is the carbon coming from and how can we reduce it? That’s where carbon footprinting can really help. This will help develop your targets and identify ways that will really make a difference.

The next point to consider is metering and energy data collection, and knowing where to go on a macro level. This gives you the ability to look at your consumption data in detail and at what equipment has been running for too long, and so on.

You can’t just think about carbon reduction as avoiding fines or doing it because you feel your business has to do it because of external pressures. Examining your carbon impact and reducing is about creating a sustainable and efficient business where energy and other waste is identified and controlled.