Shades of Green
Imagine a shopping platform that directs consumers to products that are actually sustainable as they shop — Home Goods did just that with their new website called Shades of Green.
According to Business Wire, Shades of Green uses a proprietary five-point evaluation system to screen products, only showcasing products that meet a minimum sustainability standard on their site. Each product is subject to evaluation based on sourcing, manufacturing, shipping, use and performance, and lifecycle.
Diminish Air Pollution
Climate change has brought a magnifying glass to the global problem of air pollution. As we build, create, and manufacture, our machines release toxic chemicals into the air that cause smog and other forms of pollution.
Fossil fuels emit harmful chemicals that can cause serious problems for the environment and people’s health. Greenhouse gas emissions come from the use of fuels such as natural gas, coal, wood, and petroleum.
Why Are Green Initiatives Important?
Businesses that focus on green initiatives for their workspace, employees, and products prioritize the health of the planet and environment. More and more, society is recognizing that a healthy planet means a sustainable life for future generations. In fact, more than 1.2 billion jobs depend on the earth’s ecosystems.
A Shark's Journey Through Climate Change
Slicing through the oceanic depths, sharks are graceful creatures with a row full of teeth that have haunted nightmares and received a dedicated viewership during Shark Week. From tail tip to nose, the shark skeleton is all cartilage, and its jaw is unattached at the skull, meaning that the jaw can enlarge to swallow large prey. While some similarities are drawn between fish and sharks, sharks also navigate the oceanic environment with the aid of a sophisticated electroreceptive system that allows them to detect slight electrical fields.
Green Tips for Business Employees
While modeling a green mindset is crucial for the overall company, it’s just as important — if not more important — for your company’s employees to be invested in the green initiative. This means creating a company culture that prioritizes being environmentally friendly by exercising mindfulness, new habits, and more.
Give your employees a reason to get behind your company’s green mission. Offer incentives to meet energy consumption or recycling goals, and share insights into your company’s shrinking carbon footprint.
Corporate Social Responsibility Benefits Companies
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) not only benefits the environment and society, but also the company that chooses to embrace its responsibility whole-heartedly. While social responsibility refers to the individual duty to make environmentally-friendly decisions, corporate social responsibility refers to businesses who take their duty to the environment and society seriously.