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Creative Ways Companies Go Green

How many ways can a business go green? Based on what modern companies in all industries are doing these days, there are dozens of approaches for achieving that goal. In most cases, it’s about reducing the amount of energy used or resources consumed on a daily basis. In standard operations, the majority of corporations aim to include at least a few green tactics in their repertoires.

What are the most creative options in current use? In addition to the widespread implementation of idling laws in the transportation sector, other ways commercial enterprises conserve resources include a transition to paperless offices, telecommuting, smart appliances, special lighting, and computerized vehicle routing. In addition to that, there’s a focus on using non-polluting and earth friendly chemicals and additives in pest management, landscaping, and the arts. The more ingenious strategies include the following.

Commercial Fleet Management

Transport companies work hard to minimize idling, the time when a vehicle’s engine is on but not moving. Fleet managers pay close attention to how many minutes per average day each company vehicle idles. Keeping track is not just about saving money on fuel, which is wasted during periods of excessive idling, but also on laws. Several states and other jurisdictions have strict anti-idling rules intended to prevent pollution. Fleet supervisors know other reasons, besides avoiding fines, for keeping vehicles moving or turned off. Not only does too much idle engine time results in wasted fuel, but it also leads to a need for more maintenance. It’s essential for anyone in the fleet management field to learn about the latest technology that can minimize idling. Likewise, every transport supervisor should know all pertinent laws and why idle engine time is so costly.

Accountants & Lawyers

Inveterate office mavens, accountants and lawyers play their part in the move toward a more environmentally sound workplace and national economy. For starters, the newer and smaller CPA and law firms are opting to go paperless. The concept is based on saving resources and money. Along with encouraging employees to work from home, professionals in law and accountancy operate low energy office space whenever possible.


The nation’s largest restaurants and restaurant chains underwent a major transformation in the early part of 2020 after the pandemic altered the way the food industry operated. Not only did most eating establishments switch to fewer weekly hours, but they also began running smart kitchens, minimizing oven use, using sustainable food packaging, and purchasing energy-efficient appliances throughout their numerous operational stages.

Landscaping & Pest Control

In both landscaping and pest control, two of the largest service sectors of the economy, owners are choosing organic, earth friendly pesticides. The advantages are numerous and include less pollution, fewer health problems for workers, and better long-term results. On top of those efforts, landscapers are increasingly responding to consumer demand for organic gardening mulch. They also use plants, shrubs, and trees to help homeowners maintain steady indoor temperatures without the need for electric or gas heating and cooling. In both industries, independent companies are switching their vehicle fleets to electric and hybrid electric vehicles, which not only saves on fuel expenses for owners but reduces emissions in the territories where the businesses operate.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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