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RESOURCES: Climate Change for Small Business

Posted by Jennifer Woofter on June 14, 2007

Individual small business owners often have difficulty imagining their role in managing climate for the simple reason that it’s hard to measure climate impact on such a tiny scale. But the total climate-related impact (or “carbon footprint”) of small businesses certainly add up. While your small business may produce actual greenhouse gas emissions, it certainly has an indirect impact on climate: electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation all translate into BTUs with global warming potential.

So begins Climate Change for Small Business, a background brief from ClimateBiz.com. This 5-ish page document outlines why small businesses should care about their contribution to climate change, steps for calculating a small business’s climate change impact, and a list of resources for further information.

If you’ve seen An Inconvenient Truth but aren’t quite sure what YOUR business can do to help combat climate change, this white paper is a great place to begin. Once you’ve read it, we’re convinced that you’ll want to take the next step in calculating your office’s carbon footprint.

That’s where we come in–Strategic Sustainability Consulting now offers Office Carbon Footprinting. In addition to measuring your climate change contribution, we’ll also recommend ways to go carbon neutral in the most cost-effective and credible way possible.

Contact me at jennifer@sustainabilityconsulting.com or 202-470-3248 for more information–let’s talk!

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