Green cleaning supplies can help employees who suffer from respiratory and other health-related conditions, because green products contain fewer chemicals–such as sodium hypochlorite and nitrobenzene–that are connected to physical problems.
Some companies have taken going green even a step further, by converting leftover food waste from the lunch cafeteria into methane to supply the building with energy.
For the business that is thinking about going green, a variety of reasons exist to take the plunge. States such as California have cracked down on emissions allowances, so companies such as Fed Ex and General Electric have incorporated green technology in order to reduce emissions and comply with state standards.
Tax credit and incentives at the state level are also available.
Companies such as Wal-Mart and Target have incorporated green changes such as composting and recycling, changing transportation routes to save gas, reducing packaging, and stocking their shelves with greener products.
As a result, these companies have seen customers respond positively to the changes, with green product sales alone jumping somewhere around 20 percent as of 2010.
Offering hybrid vehicles to company employees can also save money for companies that refund employee mileage on fuel prices.
Providing green options within a company can offer overall workplace improvements.
That’s 60 million students, teachers, faculty, and staff who work and learn on our nation’s campuses.
And while many schools struggle with funding, standards, and behavior, the issues of the environment and good health sometimes fall through the cracks. School buildings are the third biggest energy users.