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Do You “Go Green” at Your Home Business?

by Mary Emma Allen on July 2nd, 2007

Going Green” seems to be a very popular concept nowadays.  I’ve seen lists of green movies, green songs, green singers, green concerts.  I’m sure there will be more “green” events, people, and projects as soon as others consider it as “the” way to appeal to the general public or put themselves or their business in a  favorable light.

In the current context, it doesn’t mean:

*you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

*you’re a novice or new at what you’re doing

*you’re sick after eating something that doesn’t agree with you

*you’re naive

Going Green” appears to refer to being environmentally conscious or “earth friendly.  However, you don’t have to be a radical, march in protests, wave banners, criticize your neighbors, or dress in paper bags.

You could, in a quiet, friendly way:

*Use recycled paper in your correspondence, photocopier, printer, and other tasks

*Recycle the trash from your home and office.  Some towns require that you recycle, while in others it’s voluntary.

*Incorporate the “go green” or “earth friendly” theme into your promotional events if this goes along with your philosophy.

*Sell items that are environmentally safe and “friendly”.

*Use cleaning products that are biodegradable

*Reuse boxes and bags in shipping or wrapping your goods for customers

*Refrain from using products, as much as possible, that aren’t biodegradable or can’t be recycled in your home, business, or your town’s recycling system.

*Create art or products that make use of recycled items.

*Contribute a portion of your proceeds to a cause you believe in that’s environmentally friendly…and mention this in your advertising and promotion.

*Enjoy the environment around you, as I do when I look out the sliding door to our deck and see the greenery of pine, maple, birch, and oak trees in our nook of the woods.  We even had a family of nuthatches in the birdhouse in our yard entertain us as they raised their young.

Do you have any “green” ideas or pactices you’re incorporating into your home and home business that you’d like to share?

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3 opinions for Do You “Go Green” at Your Home Business?

  • Laura
    Jul 3, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    What a great list of environmentally friendly ideas!

    Keep up the good work.

  • Mary Emma
    Jul 4, 2007 at 6:20 am

    Thanks, Laura, for visiting Home Biz Notes. I’m pleased you found my “Go Green” ideas of interest. It was fun working on this post. It was one of those things, once I began researching and thinking, my brain just came up with more and more!

  • Jeannette McWilliams
    Sep 14, 2007 at 3:58 am

    Hi. I’m compiling a report on how to make our business greener. We are a chain of 7 estate agents. Any help/comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

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