Businesses can meet the challenges that come from a local carbon economy by taking steps to operate more efficiently, increase profitability, and retain competitiveness and jobs.
Challenges businesses may face include:
Businesses, of all sizes and in all sectors, can go green by taking the following steps:
A number of resources are available from State and Federal Government agencies to help you save money by reducing your business’ carbon footprint.
Reducing your environmental impact
You can find out valuable tips about reducing the impacts of lighting, heating, hot water and office appliances through the Moreland Energy Foundation's website.
Resource efficiency and best practice
Find out more about supporting your business’ profitability through improving resource efficiency on the EPA website.
Businesses wanting to reduce their water consumption can access resources including case studies, a best practice guide, sector-specific initiatives and a business e-newsletter through the Yarra Valley Water website.
Join the BYO Container program
Are you a food business that accepts reusable containers, coffee cups or other items? Or are you looking to introduce BYO reusables into your business? If so, we welcome you to be a part of the City of Whittlesea's BYO Container Program.
How can you get involved?
We will also list your business as BYO container friendly on our Visit Whittlesea website.