Starting a business is a wonderful way to establish a career path that utilizes your best strengths. However, starting a business also comes with a lot of responsibility. After all, without the right eco-friendly outlook, businesses can easily contribute further to the systems that fuel climate change.
The good news is that it’s easier than ever to combat these issues from the start and do your part to protect the planet through ecopreneurship. Check out these tips from acclaimed sustainable clothing designer, Untamed.
Preparing For Your Business
Your business’s foundation begins with you: Are you ready?
Thoroughly investigate how the industry you plan to enter impacts the environment, as well as ways to mitigate environmental threats.
Look into local environmental practices to ensure you’re starting your company in an area that can truly facilitate eco-friendly practices.
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Establish Green Practices From the Start
The precedent you set at the beginning will define your future.
Create easy, accessible ways for customers and employees to recycle.
Use reusable items rather than disposable ones whenever possible.
Set up a compost bin in your office and (where applicable) offer compostable cups and paper goods to customers and employees.
Make as much of your record-keeping paperless as you can.
Support Environmental Efforts
You cannot protect the planet alone, and other organizations need your help.
Advocate in local, state, and federal politics for environmentally friendly legislation.
Donate money to organizations that are fighting for nature conservation.
Educate friends, family members, employees, and customers about what your company does for the planet, and how they can do their part as well.
These are just a few of the ways you can create a company that’s environmentally friendly from the ground up. Your best bet for achieving this goal is to thoroughly research the best practices in your industry, minimize your impact on the planet, and invest your resources in organizations that can fight for change on a global scale.
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