The information and tools you need to achieve a greener, more efficient and more successful business are at your fingertips online. Here are my favorite online resources for greening your business:
Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC): NRDC is ‘the Earth’s best defense’ and one of the nation’s most effective environmental action groups. In action since 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys , NRDC today has over 1.2 million members and is a resource of scientists, lawyers and activists who’s collective goal is to protect wild places. For businesses looking to go green and lessen their impact on precious natural resources, turn to NRDC’s Greening Your Business.
TreeHugger: A true green, up-to-the-minute source of environmental news, TreeHugger is one of the most influential environmental websites on the internet. There’s a daily blog journal (which I highly recommend adding to your RSS), videos, interviews, contests and the very in-depth How to Go Green Guides. Check out TreeHugger’s How to Green Your Work for great tips and resources.
US Green Building Council: Building and remodeling greener buildings is something that everyone can contribute to, even if you are not a green building professional. When you are ready to expand, renovate or start new construction, turn to the US Green Building Council to find experts, information and ideas that can help you cut emissions, conserve energy and work in healthier environments. USGBC’s links and resources will lead you to the information you need, online here.
GreenBiz: GreenBiz, part of Greener World Media, is green biz news that covers the globe and more than the latest scoop, GreenBiz has tips, a job board and a great green resource in Greening Your Business: A Primer for Small Companies where you’ll find tips to reduce waste, increase energy-efficiency, build better products and keep up the good environmental deeds over the long haul.
EnergyStar: There are plenty of tips at EnergyStar to go green at home but you might be surprised to find there is also a Small Business Guide to help Green Your Business. Find ways to incorporate renewable energy, lower your emissions, building energy-efficient and conserve natural resources like water and forests.