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Because being eco-friendly shouldn't be confusing
“Being a good human being is good business.”
— Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur and writer
WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 demonstrated the United States commitment at the time to sustainability. This act put in place a policy “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”
Today, this means the
he physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, particularly with regard to use and waste of natural resources. Sustainable practices support ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used.
Sustainability is creating practices in business and everyday life that meet needs while minimizing the waste of natural resources.
WHAT CAN BEING SUSTAINABLE DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Incorporating sustainability into your plan as a small business has a multitude of benefits:
It demonstrates your commitment to protecting the planet and the people who live here which can improve your brand image and give customers even more reason to support your awesome small business. Competitive edge
It positions your company as a leader in your local community and gives you the opportunity to make a real tangible difference in the lives of people here and overseas.
It can actually save you money! Implementing more sustainable practices in your business can help reduce energy bills, lower expenses spent on on single use items, and maximize efficiency...
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