Sustainable ways to live and work
There’s a new wave of green living sweeping the country, growing momentum with every innovation and forward-thinking, resource-saving trend. And it is more than window-dressing: people from all walks of life are realizing sustainable practices are something to embrace, for the health of our planet, future generations and a strong economy that works for everyone.
As environmental changes impact our surroundings, the effects domino into our daily lives, affecting agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, and our health and welfare. On top of that, key findings in the Fourth National Climate Assessment predict a 10% reduction in the economy from the disturbances.1 Interrupted supply chains, reduced agriculture yields, housing instability, and irreversible damage to industries like forestry, fishing and farming, paint a challenging picture for us all.
But who better to be the harbinger of positive change than small to medium businesses, responding to the needs and wants of the public as they move toward an insistence of sustainable business practices and products? A 2015 Cone Communications/Ebiquity Global CSR Study2 found: