Small Steps to Reduce Climate Change
We have all heard the publicity about global warming and the Greenhouse effect.†Surprisingly some people still ask if this is belief or scepticism.†We need to be clear on this.†99% of scientists consider global warming to be a scientific certainty.†The only doubt is how much and how it will impact on our lives and our businesses. We all need to take small steps to reduce our own Business Sustainability impacts.
That is each and every one of us need to reduce our emissions, reduce our waste (everything we throw away contains embodied energy), improve our water efficiency and reduce our energy use in both our personal lives and our businesses.
We can easily take some small steps like turning off lights, computers and appliances when we are not using them and managing our water use more carefully but how much difference does our little bit make? How far do we need to go or do we even need to? …. The answer to this is YES.
All of this on top of the Environment Protection Agencies, work safety agencies, food safety, national pollution index reporting, tax reporting, work cover, superannuation and on and on and on………
Why would anyone in their right mind think of taking on anything else?
- Because having a system saves you time and money……
- Because having a system in place can protect you if anything goes wrong, with records that demonstrate you have done everything a reasonable person can be expected to do
- And you can build an effective system by taking small steps that save you time and money plus they helps the environment at the same time.
The key to improved Business Sustainability management is for every one of us, individual and business to take small steps to help. There is no silver bullet to solve our problems and Al Gore called these small steps, silver buckshot. The Japanese call it Kaizen.
Source: Jean Cannon, www.enviroaction.com.au