1: capable of being sustained
2 a: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
b: of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
Source: Merriam -Webster Online Dictionary at www.i.m-w.com
Businesses and organizations of all sizes can build strategic partnerships to further their sustainability efforts. Strategic partnerships are typically a formal relationship between one or more separate entities to take advantage of their combined expertise. The Green Chamber of the South aims to connect members who can form strategic partnerships and grow their sustainable business. This section on strategic partnerships features examples, guidelines and links to help you know if a strategic partnership could help you reach your sustainability goals for your green business.
Energy conservation is a crucial step your organization takes on its way to becoming a sustainable business. In 2006, the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency was created to play a vital role in advancing the dialogue and the pursuit of energy efficiency in homes, buildings, and industriesundefinedan important energy resource for the country. In 2009 the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act has provided billions of dollars for energy programs across the country.
This section contains information about energy efficiency programs around the nation and the Southeast. It also contains resources and documentation relevant to National Action Plans; available tax credits and incentives; tips to small business owners, case studies and much more. Please contact email@example.com if you like to contribute to this section.
A truly sustainable process produces no waste at all. How can your business and organization reduce, reuse and recycle its output? Is it possible to improve your business processes in order to produce less waste? How about all the paper, batteries, ink cartridges, old electronics and other office waste in your organization? Do you know how to properly dispose of any of these items? Curbside pickup or the dumpster at your office is rarely the answer.
This resource section contains links, resources and expert advice on how to take control of your waste stream. To contribute to this section please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using social media for marketing and following business trends is a necessity for anyone trying to do business in today’s world. This Section contains tips and useful information for any business that is or wants to be active in the social media realm. It includes some basic tips, social media vocabulary, guidelines to developing yourself as an effective social media communicator, links to experts in the field, green professionals to follow, and an extremely informative blog that you will find useful.