Why Should A Company Go Green?

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Now day’s times are changing, business is changing and consumer opinions are changing. Going green is good for the environment and in turn really good for business.  Everyone, especially companies today, need to help protect our planet and look at our changing roles in this process.  So going green is part of that long lasting responsibility.  Businesses have been doing environmentally friendly activities for the past few decades.  But their consumers are paying more attention to this type of activity and judging companies based on their involvement in protecting our environment. Many consumers are also deciding where to spend their hard earned money, based on how companies feel about this issue.

Perhaps the best place to start is to understand what it means to go green.  It’s more than just referring to global warming. In today’s world, going green is building awareness to ultimately using our earth’s resources more efficiently. This included efforts to conserve our natural resources, reduce what we add to landfills and improve our air quality.

So how does a company go green? Certainly one of the biggest ways to go green is to use renewable energy. Like solar, water or wind powered are the most popular forms of renewable energy. By using renewable energy in our business and in our homes, we can reduce the demand for natural gas or oil. Another benefit to using renewable energy is the less pollution that is generated in this process.  More and more companies are looking for opportunities to integrate their business to operate on renewable energy. We all need to reduce our carbon footprint in the world.

Most companies today conduct their daily business using computers and encouraging their employees to go “paperless”.  This cuts down on unnecessary paper floating around the office when most everything can be accessed online.  And today’s technology has improved this process with the development of smart phones and iPods, which allow access to information virtually from anywhere. This helps the impact on cutting down trees and saves our forests.

Another way companies are going green is by recycling. Using recycled products, such as paper, glass, aluminum, plastic and the list goes on. Many companies participate in community recycling programs and try making their products to be recyclable.  It’s also important to recycle waste water to be filtered and reused within the company. Also, air pollution is a big problem in many cities around the world, this can be a combination of car companies and local factories that need to focus on clean air.

The cost to go green for companies has become more affordable in the last decade. By making going green more affordable, more and more companies can get involved.  In other words all of us need to reduce pollution, make an effort to conserve our energy and ultimately end up saving our planet for future generations.