4 Easy Ways to Start Going Green as a Company

February 1, 2017

7:00 pm

Going green can start at home, but it doesn’t have to stay there. There are several different ways to make your office energy efficient. The benefits of being environmentally friendly are copious, between cutting costs and making life easier for employees. Depending on how you decide to help the environment, you may even be eligible for federal tax credits.

If you’re interested in going green, here are a few things your startup can do it get ahead of the environmentally friendly game:

Buy Green Products

Take a look at the paper you use, the cleaning products, type of thermostat and appliances you use. There are lots of cost-effective ways for you to immediately reduce your impact just by purchasing more Earth-friendly and energy-saving products.

– Lisa Curtis of

Support Companies With Sustainable Missions

We feel our impact is most beneficial by working with food businesses that have a sustainable mission. By supporting socially driven businesses to reach wider audiences, we are changing consumer behavior to make sustainable, conscious decisions.

– Ariel Sultan of 

Reuse and Recycle

The most valuable advice I’ve seen is to stock non-disposable office supplies (mechanical pencils, reusable pens, and refillable printer cartridges, just to name a few). You might also consider putting recycle bins next to printers and photocopiers, and encouraging employees to telecommute more. Finally, monitor systems that are left running when they don’t need to be and turn them off.

– Steven Buchwald of Buchwald & Associates

Go Paperless

This is a pretty straightforward way to save trees and energy. Most financial institutions and many other business services offer an option to “go paperless.” By simply opting to receive statements and correspondence electronically, you can save a ton of wasted paper and all of the corresponding energy used to process and transport that paper. It’s an easy way to go green.

– Chris Rodgers of 

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners.

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