You do not have to be an expert to understand that the carbon footprint produced by companies, organizations, even cities and entire nations is important news these days. An increasing number of people are starting to awaken to the truth of what the impact of humanity on Earth truly means and as they do, they are looking to companies to be sensible in how they handle resources seeing as it is businesses which are seen as holders of a whole lot of what Earth has to offer us when it comes to natural resources. We’ll take a look at some ideas now that businesses should employ to better their image through taking real action to make their company more environmentally friendly.
One of the easiest things any company can do to help reduce waste that is such a big problem today is to recycle. While we all know this, some companies continue to throw away a great deal of paper and cardboard that could quite easily be reused through a local recycling program. In addition, many continue to use paper documents where electronic versions would work just as well, especially given the ability to create redundant failsafe copies in today’s digital environment. Saving documents to the cloud can reduce waste right away and prevent their destruction by fire or other disasters, too.
Besides trash reduction, conserving energy is another common way that businesses can commence to cut down on their carbon footprint. A recent story on the Bloomberg news wire (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-16/u-s-selects-solar-power-zones-to-streamline-project-approval-process.html) reveals that even the United States government is getting greatly involved in the making of energy via solar panels. This is something any business can do, and paired with solutions like more economical use of water and other resources, a big impact can be made by even a small business over time.
Of course, sometimes paper is a necessary thing because items like thank you cards and business cards really can not be as authentic if only in digital form. That’s why eco friendly promotional products like seed paper are such a strong idea. This is a type of paper that Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_paper) notes is capable of degrading into the soil in such a way that flowers can grow from it once it is discarded. Such seed cards can be used for stationary, business cards and a variety of other uses.
In addition, not all companies want to use styrofoam for their drinking cups at work. Some get custom mugs which can be reused, but others are choosing stainless steel water bottles to get the job done. Employees appreciate durable drinking containers and reusable bags and feel good about not creating so much waste.
The ideas you could employ to improve your company’s carbon profile do not stop here. Resourcefulness is proving to be the key to transforming our waste production, pollution as well as energy inefficiency. It is a new period of innovation and therefore all of us can do a little something of our own to take part. Companies, too, can step up and lead the way to a cleaner, more ecologically aware world.
Albert Jefferson is a well educated journalist discussing environmentally friendly and reusing stories also passing the knowledge to firms to utilize promotional bags to display both their trademark and recognition for this world.