Climate change and the severe weather it causes is one of the most daunting challenges facing not only America but the whole world.
Many researchers and scholars attribute this severe weather to increased global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas.
The burning of these fossil fuels releases heat-trapping gasses into the atmosphere. As excessive heat builds up in the atmosphere, it begins to throw off the balance of nature.
We have evidence of this phenomenon in our own backyard. Arizona and the rest of the West are in the midst of a severe drought with no end in sight.
The director of the Reclamation Bureau’s Lower Colorado Region has stated that this is one of the worst droughts in the last 1,200 years!
I promise you this is not mere hyperbole. Lake Mead has sunk to its lowest level since the 1930’s, which a University of California-Santa Barbara study has confirmed will hit Arizona harder than previously expected.
As a business owner what can you do to insulate your business from the effects of climate change? How can you help combat it in a way that is financially beneficial to your company?
Insulate Your Supply Chain From The Effects Of Climate Change
Insulating your business from the effects climate change is easier said than done. While it is hard to predict how climate change will affect your business in the years to come, having a plan in place will help mitigate the risk to your business.
You can add some resiliency to your company by greening all aspects of your business, including your supply chain.
Take a look at what can happen when supply chains get disrupted by a severe natural disaster like the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.
Business is now global. What happens in one part of the world can have a direct impact on your business operations here. Prepare today so you can be in a better position to bounce back tomorrow.
Many business owner today have two ideas about going green. The first idea being that going green is just a fad that will fade away in a couple of years.
In fact, going green has steadily become the norm since the sustainability movement was established in the 1960’s.
Going green is as American as apple pie! The second misconception about going green for business is the thought that it costs too much.
The truth is greening your company is more affordable than ever! There are numerous government programs and incentives aimed at helping businesses small and large adopt more efficient technologies.
Did you know there are 89 green incentive programs throughout the state? No matter where you live or what industry you are in, there is a program that you can qualify for.
Another excellent resource for information about green incentives is the U.S. Small Business Administration.
These green incentive programs are an effective way to lower the cost of going green.
Thinking Green Helps Your Bottom-line
Ultimately as a business owner you are going to look at your bottom line before investing in energy-efficient technology. That is totally understandable.
The bottom line is this, investing in green technology now will increase your bottom line overall.
For example, an energy-efficient building can save you 30% on your energy bill every year for as long as you own the building! This cost savings alone boosts your bottom line.
If you are looking to save even more money on your energy bill, the solar industry giant SolarCity will be offering solar panel installation to small and medium sized business in the near future.
SolarCity estimates that a typical small business can pay between 5%-25% less for electricity.
Energy costs are a major expense for small and medium sized businesses. Switching to solar will help you save money today!
Not only will this signal to your customers that you are serious about protecting the environment, you will also be saving money too!
Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning Can Help You Green Your Business
As a carpet cleaning that is acutely aware of the effects of climate change and how it can impact business, we have taken steps to offer more environmentally friendly carpet cleaning services.
This is why we are proud to offer our green carpet cleaning and low-moisture carpet cleaning services to our residential and business customers!
Our environmentally conscious carpet cleaning solutions are designed to achieve the same class leading results while using less water and no chemicals.
Our green carpet cleaning solution uses all natural ingredients and is soap free, non-toxic and emits no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).
Our green carpet cleaning service will also help reduce your indoor air pollution as well!
Let your customers know how much you care about them and our environment by highlighting that your carpets are cleaned using only environmentally friendly carpet cleaning products!
Let us help you green your business today! Give us a call today at 602-688-4168 to learn more about our green carpet cleaning and low-moisture carpet cleaning service!
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