We get a mixed bunch of people coming to our workshops here at Better Farm. And it's interesting that we are starting to see many business leaders coming along, from all different sizes of organization. Some are already well attuned to the benefits of sustainability - others less so. But we can tell you this. Everyone leaves thinking about how they can transform their business through more sustainable practice. With this in mind, we thought we would highlight some of the ideas our business visitors have taken a lot of inspiration from - so read on to find out more.
Investment in green energy
A sustainable business is, in the vast majority of cases, a more profitable business. And the key to solving the conundrum is, without a doubt, to put all your focus on replacing your energy supply. Business visitors to Better Farm have been bowled over with the sheer volume of electricity and power that can be produced by solar panels. It’s a significant investment, of course, but there are other solutions available, too. For example, firms with lower budgets can look into choosing a cleaner energy supplier. Most people their bills are cheaper. And, combined with more sensible workplace energy use, it can lead to a substantial drop in your running costs.
Remember the good old days when homes got their water direct from a well? Well, they might be making a comeback—and with good reason. Private homeowners and business leaders alike know that if you have water sources on your property, it can be incredibly valuable. According to Nicholls Borehole Drilling, if you can access water, you can drink it, garden with it, and use it in any way you like. Most of all, of course, it means a big goodbye to your huge water bills, cleaner water, and more sustainable extraction.
One thing we notice a lot here at Better Farm is that more people than ever are getting interested in sustainable living. But not only are they looking into using it in their homes, but they are also starting to make consumer choices based on their beliefs. It means that when it comes to a choice between a business with sustainable practice and one without, there is only one clear winner. And the more people that start thinking this way, the more your business will miss out in the future.
Better raw materials
Many business owners are beginning to understand the benefits of using sustainable raw materials. Building firms, for example, are creating some incredible, eco-smart homes with green materials. People invest in these homes because they last longer, run more efficiently, and help save the planet. Eco design is one of the fastest growing markets out there at the moment. Again, it’s down to consumer demand - people want it, and there is money to be mad..
Could your business be doing more to be more sustainable Why not pop along to one of our popular workshops and get some inspiration? Get in touch and let us know your thoughts!