By 2050, it’s expected that there will be over 9.7 billion people on the planet. This is a lot of mouths to feed daily and Forbes has reported that food production needs to rise by 70% in the next 30 years to meet this demand. However, this is bad news for the environment. Traditional farming practices are known to be energy and resource-intensive, therefore unsustainable. In fact, food accounts for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable energy is the new augmentation in the energy business as we know it. Switching your energy plan to a new service might not just be enough to get maximum benefits. However, solar panels will promise you massive savings.
Mother Earth has suffered more than we can imagine. Despite our continued efforts to save her, well-known but merely addressed problems like consumerism, deforestation, pollution, and other factors have brought the world to the brink of irreversible detriment. Despite the tireless efforts of organizations, the ongoing damage does not seem to stop. Not only this, but all of us, be it individuals or global corporations, are responsible for it. For example, newly founded businesses tend to believe their actions do not adversely affect Earth. However, the grim reality is that irrespective of their size, companies create the most pollution.
Every other business plays a significant role in adding to the already existing pollutants in society. Thanks to the rise in awareness of climate change and global warming, consumers have become socially responsible. These consumers have gradually switched to better alternatives that do not add to the existing heaps of contaminants and pollutants.
Consumers are slowly but surely playing their part, but it is time businesses do the same. Here are some ways to make your business much more environmentally friendly and do your part as a responsible business owner!
It’s safe to say electric vehicles are taking over. While the overwhelming number of cars on the road remain gas-powered, luxury car companies are leading the way in an industry-wide shift towards all-electric. Whether specializing in high-end models or economy class options, most car companies are committed to going completely electric sometime within the next 20 years.
Meal kit deliveries have only grown in popularity in recent years, especially with the introduction of smartphones and delivery apps that can provide many food options in a quick and efficient manner with the click of a button. Consumers worldwide enjoy the convenience of getting an easy-to-use meal kit delivered straight to their homes without even having to leave the door. Besides their ease of use, they have also been recognized for their environmental friendliness and ability to help individuals worldwide make healthier food choices. Just how exactly are meal kits helping to change the future for the better?
Home composting is one of the most important ways we all can help the planet. The environmental benefit of recycling and minimizing waste can’t be overrated. Our landfills are reaching capacity at an unprecedented rate and we are running out of room. Remember, these landfills are not composting the material hidden inside. It will all still be there a hundred years from now. A significant percentage of landfill is composed of food waste. Anything each of us can do to lessen the impact of our household on the volume of waste will benefit the environment and especially the burden on the landfills.
Besides the benefit to the environment, compost is the best addition to your garden–and it’s free! If you have a garden, whether you plant vegetable seeds or flower seeds, or even if you only have a lawn, compost will improve your garden and lawn.
In the 5th year of the Paris Agreement with the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the central role of various businesses’ focus on sustainability could never be more essential. Following the statement of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the process of sustainability reporting will be even more needed as well as important.
Whether you are hired as a manager or you are trying to enhance your grip in the matters of sustainability reporting, it’s paramount to know the latest trends in sustainability reporting.
Going solar is undeniably a smart decision. Installing a residential solar system in your home can save you up to $14,000 on electricity over the next two decades, all while helping to reduce your carbon footprint and lessening society’s dependence on fossil fuels. But is it worth the upfront investment? When you consider that the cost of solar panels can be offset by tax credits and other incentives, you’ll see that the answer is a clear yes.
Tagging cattle is an important part of ensuring your animals’ wellbeing and keeping track of their weights and needs. If you’ve never tagged your animals before, it can seem like a lot to take on, but this is for their health and your ease of caring for them.
Environmental issues pose a major threat to life on earth. This has made many people opt for socially responsible products irrespective of their higher cost. Going by this trend, companies have been switching to green marketing strategies to influence consumer purchase decisions. This strategy involves selling products and services by highlighting their advantages for the environment. This is also termed eco marketing.