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Reducing Carbon Footprint: 5 Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Does the word “sustainability” apply to your business? More and more, businesses are discovering ways to reduce their carbon footprint. 

Today’s customers and employees are demanding a more sustainable way of doing business. It’s the small changes you make today that make a big difference for tomorrow.

If you’re ready to explore ways to create a greener business, we can help! Here are five ways of reducing the carbon footprint of your business. 

1. Measure Your Carbon Footprint

What is a carbon footprint? It’s the measure of the environmental impact that an activity has on the environment. This refers to the amount of carbon dioxide that’s released into the atmosphere due to a certain activity.

Consider the carbon footprint of your business. This can help you gauge where you are and what areas you need to prioritize. 

There are tools to help you measure carbon footprints or you can hire a sustainability consultancy firm for some guidance and advice.

2. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

The basic concept of the three R’s is a must for a company that strives to be environmentally friendly. Consider ways to apply these concepts to every aspect of your business.

What can you reduce, reuse, and recycle in regard to your business? It’s probably more than you realize.

Employing these concepts will not only make your business more eco-friendly but will also save you money in the long run.

3. Travel Greener

Travel is a necessary part of doing business for many companies. But it’s one of the most carbon-producing activities you can do.

Although some travel may be necessary, there are ways to reduce the impact of carbon emissions from business travel. A few ideas include:

  • Analyze your company’s business travel habits and their impact
  • Travel by train or public transport when possible
  • Replace unnecessary travel with virtual meetings
  • Provide opportunities for remote work
  • Offer online training opportunities
  • Promote carpooling or biking to work
  • Book greener hotels

Making small changes in your standard business practices can help offset your carbon footprint and build a more sustainable business.

4. Choose Renewable Energy

Burning fossil fuels for energy is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Consider investing in more renewable forms of energy such as wind or solar.

This is an easy way to embrace sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint of your company. There are various local, state, and federal incentives available for business owners to help lower the costs of renewable energy.

You can check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency to see what’s available in your area. 

5. Offset the Rest

Once you tackle the direct reduction of your company’s carbon footprint, next you can look to offset the irreducible carbon footprint that most companies have, despite their best efforts. 

Offsetting your carbon footprint means compensating for emissions by funding a carbon-saving method somewhere else. In order to truly offset emissions, a carbon offset must be additional, meaning that the carbon wouldn’t be avoided otherwise. Essentially, the money spent must go toward a project that would not be built and operated without the sale of offsets. 

Clearloop, provides an innovative way to help companies offset their carbon footprint with new utility-scale solar projects. Companies can partner with Clearloop and offset the remaining impact their business has on our planet with new solar projects across American communities that need them the most.

Reducing & Offsetting the Carbon Footprint of a Business

Sustainability has become an important part of our everyday lives. Businesses are taking note and are striving to become better stewards of the environment.

Reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of your business is good for the world and the longevity of your business. Clearloop’s goal is to work with companies to offset their irreducible emissions by building new clean energy capacity in the communities throughout the U.S. that have been getting left behind and are still reliant on fossil fuels. By investing in clean energy infrastructure, we can help spur economic growth in areas that need it the most, add jobs and tax revenue to local communities, in addition to making their lives a little more sustainable and the air healthier to breathe.

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Become a climate action leader in your community as your build your business and expand your brand. Clearloop can help you calculate your carbon footprint and offer a way to finance new solar projects that will produce clean energy for at least 30 years, replacing polluting fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. These new solar projects act as a carbon offset for the emissions that the company cannot avoid. 

To learn more about how to offset your carbon footprint and expand access to clean energy with Clearloop, drop us a note at hello@clearloop.us or contact us here.


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