Being in business school, I love to learn that companies are looking at ways to reduce their environmental footprint. With so many businesses in operation in the United States and many globally, their environmental footprint can truly be large. Whether it is carbon emissions via logistics or the creation of waste that will end up in the landfill during the production process, companies are taking steps to reduce their overall environmental footprint with a practice called green business.
Green business is the practice of sustainability in everyday operation of a business. Not only is this important practice that helps our environment, but it can also lead to saving businesses money in the long run. This can be super important for small businesses and those just starting where money is tight.
So why is green business important?
Well sustainability is "avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance." Whether that resource is trees, water, land or clean air businesses need to start doing their part in making sure these resources are still available for future generations. And it is our jobs are consumers to support those businesses that are taking action to be more sustainable.
The cool thing is this practice is not only for small businesses. This practice is also for large global corporations. In fact, a lot of global corporations are taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint. Corporations are starting to reduce the amount of waste that hits the landfills with recycling where they can. Also many corporations are using green logistics to help save cost and reduce carbon emissions during the transportation of goods to the market place.
There are even small things businesses are doing to practice sustainability. Recycling in the office, turning off lights when no one is in the office, going digital. These are some different things many businesses are doing that not only cut cost, but reduce their overall footprint.
I'm thinking about covering different business topics in a small blog serious. Let me know if you guys would like to see that. Thank you for reading!
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