3 quick ways to green your business

Seattle District Office  - April 17, 2019

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The SBA Celebrates Earth Day Green Your Business

Three Ways to Green Your Business

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the SBA invites you to consider the following three quick ways to green your business:

  1. Reduce travel with virtual meetings - Consider reducing the number of in-person meetings you might do and go virtual instead. You’ll reduce your fuel consumption, which is good for your bottom line and the environment. 
  2. Ditch the disposables - Americans throw out enough paper disposable cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times. Instead of supplying the office with paper and plastic goods for coffee and lunches, switch to cutlery you’ll keep. You might spend a few more dollars up front establishing a stock of cups, plates and silverware – but you’ll make that money back and keep more trash from landfills in the long-run. 
  3. Save energy with paper - Optimize your use of this valuable resource by using double-sided printing and copying. Even better, distribute or reference documents electronically instead when possible. When making your paper purchases, select products with a high recycled content; then continue the trend and recycle as much of it as you can when you’re through.

Get more details on these Earth Day tips at SBA Blogs:


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