GreenBizCheck Update

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Find out How Your Business Can Benefit from a Sustainability Strategy


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With the impending carbon tax, the cost of running a business constantly rising and pressure from your supply chain and customers to become more sustainable, now is the perfect time to implement a comprehensive sustainability strategy.

Until the end of April, GreenBizCheck is offering your business a free green consult worth $250!

But don't just take our word of the many benefits a sustainability strategy can bring to your business, click on the video below to hear what some of our clients have to say.

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To claim your free one hour consult which includes a one page report tailored for your business, click here.


The Australian Accommodation Data Exchange & GreenBizCheck Join Forces


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We are pleased to announce our new partnership with The Australian Accommodation Data Exchange (AADX), providers of leading edge, intelligent solutions to the accommodation industry. (www.AADX.com.au).

AADX, an important part of The Lido Group, will incorporate GreenBizCheck into their communications.

AADX aims to increase the awareness of sustainability as a business issue and ensure their current and prospective members have access to the cost saving GreenBizCheck certification program.

"We are really excited to be working with AADX and reaching out to their members will help us promote responsible and effective sustainable operations within the accommodation industry," said Vanessa Rowland, GreenBizCheck Sydney Inner West, Principal.


Business Clean Up Day


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Clean Up Australia and GreenBizCheck have recently joined forces to promote sustainable business practices.

On 28 February, your business can help create a cleaner environment by just spending an hour or two collecting litter in your local area or cleaning up your own offices and reducing waste.

Last year 337 businesses across Australia took part to help remove more than 16,000 tonnes of rubbish.

To register your business and receive your Clean Up Kit visit the Business Day Clean Up page.


Mainstreaming Green- Lets Talk Green Business


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Mainstreaming Green is a campaign created by our friends at Climate Friendly. It is a campaign created by business for business to unite the business community to take real and effective action on climate change. It is a platform where businesses help each other to embrace and profit from green business practices.

As part of the Mainstreaming Green campaign Climate Friendly are launching a new competition. Win a $200 gift voucher to use at Billy Kwong or a copy of Kylie Kwongs latest cookbook. To enter, click here.


Four Tips on Guiding Employees to Greener Energy Habits


A recent report published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, found the following four actions to be the most helpful in changing employees behaviour to become more sustainable.

  1. 1. Leadership Sets the Tone.

    Change works best when upper management lead by example, setting the tone with strong commitments to sustainability programs and solid branding.

  2. 2. Programs Involved Strong Teams.

    In addition to green teams, programs featuring a project committee and participation by peer champions aides commitment greatly.

  3. 3. Smart Use of Communication Tools.

    Programs reaching out to target audiences through multiple channels: emails, websites, public meetings, posters and other visual prompts, like stickers, helps reinforce practices and beliefs.

  4. 4. Use of Multiple Engagement Techniques.

    Compelling tenant programs to create interest and motivate employees and tenants toward greener behaviour. Feedback, benign peer pressure, competition and rewards were among the techniques used most frequently.

To read the full report click here.


Featured Client: Climate Friendly

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Climate Friendly, a GreenBizCheck alliance partner, is a pioneer in providing innovative carbon management solutions to businesses and households around the world who are ready to act to prevent climate change.

Our policy insight, skill in identifying the highest quality and most interesting projects and marketing expertise will ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your carbon management program.

Visit Climate Friendly's website

200,000 Pound Test-Tube Burger Marks Milestone in Future Meat-Eating

A project funded by an anonymous individual aims to cut the number of cattle farmed for food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Environmental Management, Financial Performance Go Hand in Hand

Newsweek's Green Rankings in November compared the environmental footprints, management and reporting of the 500 largest US companies, and our analysis shows that the greenest companies are on the gravy train. Findings suggest that financial performance and environmental management go hand in hand.
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Fremantle Goes Plastic Bag Free

The City of Fremantle is set to become the first Australian council to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags under plans to turn longstanding policy into law.
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Will Customers Pay More for Green?

Will people pay to go green? That's a key question and maybe the question for any company committed to sustainability.
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If you would like to save money and boost your green credentials please click here.

In this issue:

Featured Client: Climate Friendly

1. 200,000 Pound Test-Tube Burger Marks Milestone in Future Meat-Eating

2. Environmental Management, Financial Performance Go Hand in Hand

3. Fremantle Goes Plastic Bag Free

4. Will Customers Pay More for Green?


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