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What's in it for your business

  • Media exposure 
  • Save money
  • Lower environmental impact
  • Community contribution

Examples of environmental actions

1. POLLUTION PREVENTION

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Why buy stuff only to have it thrown away? Here a few things your business can do to prevent pollution:

  1. #nomorestraws - are you a restaurant that uses straws? Save money and the environment.
  2. Do you still use plastic bags?

2. WATER

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Here are some ways to save water:

  1. Fix leaky faucets.
  2. Install faucet aerators.
  3. Install water efficient toilets.
  4. Install a rain barrel.

3. SELL LOCAL PRODUCTS

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We should all buy local where and when we can. It is good for our economy and good for the environment as well as we don't have to ship stuff as far! 

4. SELL GREEN PRODUCTS

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Can your business change some of the products you sell to be greener. Products could range from energy efficient LED light bulbs to compostable K-Cups.

5. BUY LOCAL PRODUCTS

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Does your business buy products that could be purchased locally instead of from away?

6. BUY GREEN PRODUCTS

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Several cleaning supplies, pesticides and herbicides can be replaced with greener options. Shouldn't your business?

7. ENERGY: LIGHTING

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There are several lighting actions to reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint:

  1. Replace old bulbs with LED's.
  2. Turn off lights when not needed.
  3. Put outdoor lights on motion detectors.
  4. Remove unused lights.
  5. Lower lighting levels where safe and legal.

8. ENERGY: HVAC

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Here are some low cost ways to reduce your heating and cooling costs:

  1. Turn down the temperature in unused rooms in the winter.
  2. Turn up the temperature setting a bit on the summer when its hot out.
  3. Clean and replace the furnace filter every three months.

9. ENERGY: EQUIPMENT

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There are are some basic things you can do to reduce energy costs of equipment such as commercial refrigerators, other kitchen equipment and  compressed air, such as:

  1. Getting an energy audit of your commercial refrigeration units.
  2. Replacing old inefficient appliances.
  3. Fixing compressed air leaks.

10. RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Solar power and energy storage is coming down in cost every day! Contact us for more information.

11. TRANSPORTATION

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There are several ways to reduce transportation costs in your business, including:

  1. Checking tire pressures regularly.
  2. Encouraging employees to walk, bike or take public transit to work.
  3. Driving the speed limit :)

12. GET INVOLVED

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Your business and your employees can get involved in several activities to promote social, economic and environmental well-being in our community, such as:

  1. Planting trees.
  2. Organizing a river or beach clean-up event, and...
  3. Purchasing goods and services from other local DO-ONE partners!