3 Ways you can Reduce Your Companys Carbon Footprint

Reducing the harmful emissions that companies create is quickly becoming important across the globe. It may seem that burning fossil fuels is inevitable when you are aiming to create a fast, efficient and reasonable service for your customers. However, there are a few very easy ways that you can alter the way your company is operating on a day to day basis. Here are the three best ways you and your employees can work together to reduce the carbon footprint of your business.

 

1. Invest in Renewable Energy

 

Over the past decade, there has been an enormous push towards businesses and individuals creating their own power. Advances in technology have enabled us to create energy from rain, wind and sun, resulting in a decrease in demands for burning fossil fuels. An increasing amount of companies are now trying to think ethically about how to produce energy. Solar and wind energy may seem like considerable investments. However, they will enable your company to receive government benefits, tax breaks and eventually they will repay the initial costs as you save thousands on your energy bills. Investing in renewable energy is a proactive measure that the majority ofcompanies are now taking in an effort to reduce their carbon emissions.

 

There are many types of green energy; here are a few of the most popular methods:

 

Energy crops
Fermentation
Solar
Water
Wind

 

Over the next few years, it is predicted that expectations for companies in regards to environmentally friendly practices will continue to rise. Renewable energy is a simple and effective way to reduce your companys carbon footprint.

 

2. Take Recycling Seriously

 

Many companies have the facilities to recycle but they do not utilize them to their full potential. One way to ensure that your company recycled their waste efficiently is to purchase a recycling baler. Balers enable recyclable material – such as cans, cardboard, paper and plastic – to be compressed into bales. These can be stacked efficiently until they are ready to be picked up by a recycling agent.

 

3. Focus on Your Green Spaces

 

There is a multitude of reasons why a business should maintain their outdoor space with care and attention. Unfortunately, many companies choose to build over any land that they possess, this can cause a flooding risk in the local area, in addition to harming local fauna and flora. By investing in luscious surroundings, you will be helping to reduce the potential flooding risk in your area and you will also be decreasing the negative impact that your company is having on the environment.

 

If your company is located in an extremely urban area, there are still ways that you can embrace outdoor spaces. Many companies within cities are creating rooftop gardens on their premises – in addition to their positive impact on the environment, rooftop gardens are also an excellent place for employees to relax during their breaks.

 

It isnt difficult to reduce your companys carbon footprint once you commit to green energy, recycling and avoid building on precious outdoor spaces.

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.

Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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