Last week, The Harvard Business Review published ‘The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014’, an article discussing the prominent trends in 2014’s major stories in sustainability. As ardent promoters of sustainability, this article was a necessary read for The Refinishing Touch team.
So, what’s been making headlines in environmental news this past year? According to The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), climate change is here and the risks of irreversible, highly damaging impacts are high. The sooner we act on making changes, the lower the cost.
While climate change is becoming an increasingly pressing problem, there is some good news too. According to the article, fighting climate change is getting cheaper.
That’s something that holds true here at The Refinishing Touch. With our furniture asset management services, hotels, college campuses and government edifices save money while reducing carbon footprints. With the understanding that going green doesn’t always mean spending more money, we hope more industries implement green strategies, processes and initiatives in 2015.
Accordingly, it’s great to see that the utility and energy sectors are stepping it up when it comes to environmentalism and sustainable planning. These are large industries with the power to set trends for the masses. In the U.S., many utility companies, such as NRG, have set public goals to considerably lower their carbon emissions moving forward.
The report as a whole reminded us of the need for every company, big or small, to takesustainability more seriously. As professionals in the business of reducing carbon footprints, we’d like to remind you that even if the project seems small; its impact is not.
Inspired to jumpstart your businesses green initiatives? Refinish, re-upholster or remanufacture existing furniture assets instead of buying new. Contact The Refinishing Touch today.