By Niamh Spence, content writer for Project Lower Juggling all that is involved in running a business can be overwhelming; from profits and expenditures to customer demand and brand awareness. Yet one consideration that should appear at the top of the list and often does not is sustainability and energy efficiency. By improving your energy […]
Having joined the renewable energy party relatively late in comparison to its European cousins, the UK renewable heating sector has since found its niche as a reliable and affordable source of energy for business owners and homeowners alike.
Posted on 9th July 2015 in Environmental/Green Businesses.
Ask any 6 year old where their home recycling bins are and they will happily show you. Councils provide ample receptacles for us to fill with different types of recyclable waste. We brag to the neighbours about what a teeny amount of general waste we had this week.
Posted on 12th June 2015 in Environmental/Green Businesses.
According to the Met Office, April 2015 was the sunniest April on record in the UK. It’s a declaration we, in Britain, hear on a regular basis – wettest, coldest, hottest since records began – and undoubtedly, despite the end of May being a tad chilly and windy the weather is now hotting up and I expect there will be plenty more predictions about our favourite topic in the weeks to come.
Many businesses use a large amount of gas and electricity. For a small business, this can mean a dent in profits if you don’t keep a close eye on your bills. I spend a lot of time working with businesses helping them to save money on their bills. Here are my seven top tips to becoming a greener business and saving money.
Whether you’re looking to cut the office’s overheads or trying to comply with new corporate environmental standards – reducing your printer footprint can have significant financial and green benefits.
Posted on 27th April 2015 in Environmental/Green Businesses.
The “Paperless Office” has been talked about for years, but the reality still remains elusive to most law firms. Is the paperless office a realistic goal for law firms?
Adopting an eco-friendly attitude is not just beneficial for your own energy bills and bank balance, it also helps to decrease your carbon footprint in the workplace. With highly influential celebrities such as Leonardo Di Caprio recently speaking out about how we need to change our approach to become more sustainable, it is not a surprise that it is now top of our agenda in all aspects of our lives.
In the light of the global economic recession, green and eco-initiatives took second place to cost cutting for many companies. However, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) remain an important part of every organisation’s overall strategy, often going hand in hand.
Posted on 20th February 2015 in Environmental/Green Businesses.
I have many war stories from fundraising for Alder, which is the largest environmental technology investment fund in the Nordic region.
At one point I remember meeting a secretive family foundation that managed an almost unimaginable cash pile. Over a cup of coffee they told me about the different projects they were working on.
Posted on 20th November 2014 in Environmental/Green Businesses.
For small businesses, everyday costs are critical. Whether considering the price of stationary or coffee, expenses must be kept to a minimum to ensure company accounts stay in the black. Some things will always be too important to cut out completely, but there are ways to help day-to-day activities remain cost effective.
Eco-friendly practises such as recycling have obvious environmental benefits, and although Europe is starting to recycle more, valuable resources are still being wasted as reusable items are sent to landfill. The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year, incurring not only up-front costs but also those for storage, copying, printing, postage and disposal. Some of these costs may be unavoidable; however if you look at those incurred when printing, there are some very small changes that businesses can make to ensure that keeping their offices green is as simple as possible, while also saving money. Here are a few top tips to help you do your bit for the environment:
Posted on 23rd July 2014 in Environmental/Green Businesses.