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Sustain a business: Saving Money While Saving The Planet.

December 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comIf you’ve been paying attention to the news at any point over the last few decades, you’ve probably heard about climate change. With humans producing loads of gasses which are bad for the environment, using resources very quickly, and spending very little time to solve these problems, the world is on a dangerous downward spiral which will come back to bite over the next generation or so. As a business, you have a big responsibility to lead the way in this sort of area. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the resources you use, along with the best tools to lower your usage, and some tips which will save some money along the way.

Electricity: It will be hard to run a business without using some electricity in the process, especially when you have computers being used all day. Depending on where you are in the world, this is something which can be made almost entirely free, while also removing your reliance on bad fuels for this sort of power. Solar panels work great in places which have a lot of sun, while wind-based systems are better for those which are overcast a lot of the time.

Water: Not a lot of people realise that the planet has a limited amount of water. Once this resource runs out, there won’t be much which can be done to make more, and this is something which has to be considered whenever you turn on the tap. Using rainwater tanks to collect the stuff which falls out of the sky is a great way to combat this. While you will still be using water, it will be far more sustainable than relying on the main supply.

Fuel: As time goes on, it’s becoming more and more common for businesses to have vehicles which their employees use. The fuel for these machines costs a fortune, though, and is usually very bad for the planet. To solve this issue, loads of electric cars have been coming out over the last few years, making it possible to have your car fueled up by the panels on your roof for free. This is a route which a lot of companies are choosing to go down.

Gas & Oil: Keeping an office or warehouse warm is a challenge during winter, especially which you live somewhere very cold. Gas and oil are the two main resources used for this, and neither are good for the world, making it worth limiting the amount you use when you’re working on this part of your company. To achieve this goal, one of the best options you have is a smart meter, as they are designed to work towards using as little of these resources as possible.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the time you put into saving money on the resources your business uses. As time goes on, this is going to get more and more important, with the world needing the chance to recover after decades of abuse.

Staff Writer; William Moore

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