Business ethics always insist on giving back to the community. The purpose of businesses, the purpose of the common infrastructure made for businesses is not for the private gain but for the greater public good. And this obviously includes the protection and compassion for the Mother Nature.
Officially almost all of the big multi-national businesses have budgets allocated for environmental causes and their industrial procedures molded back to more eco-friendly. Here we are not going to say or do anything about it but putting forward some suggestions for the very small home businesses to the local pawn shops.
For starters, let’s discuss the issue of paper. The simple paper when write on and throw after is made from crushing hundreds of trees. Put a hold on the paper use then. This is the digital age and therefore any records can be kept digitally. Send your customers the invoices via email and stop hurting our trees.
Next fundamental thing that can make your business greener is the energy use. Whether it is the electricity used for the administration or the fossil fuels used in many sectors there are always a space to cut off or reduce.
Freon is Evil, Air is Divine
The Bahrain World Trade Centre is a twin tower complex with three wind turbines integrated in between them which collectively can generate around 15% of the power needed for the building a year. This is equivalent to lighting up 300 homes every year.
When a complete corporate entity is doing this much for the green, if you are in closed room with always on air conditioner, don’t you think it’s a bit evil? Yes, at places like Bahrain itself with extreme climate conditions, it is justifiable to live inside an air conditioned room. But at other regions of the world, people neglect the possibility to turn off the air conditioner and burst open the windows.
The evil of cooling agents like Freon is twofold. One is the necessarily the toxic nature of it and another is the large amount electrical energy required for the processing of it. When you are adopting an organic way of life you can’t neglect both these repercussions. Our advice is to open up the windows and put up a fan. The majority of the climate conditions are more than livable with these facilities alone. After all, at times, nature brings us fresh breeze to enchant in.