Getting Started Toolkit

Five Easy Ways to Go Green and Save Money for your Small Business 

Here are five easy ways to get you started with implementing green practices to save money. These practices offer a quick payback for small businesses that are paying for water energy and garbage collection.

1.  Contact your hydro company and sign up for $1,500.00 in free lighting upgrades.

2.  Reduce the amount of waste, you pay to have collected, and save money.

3.  If you pay for water, you pay twice: once for supply and once for sewer charges.

4.  Train your staff to reduce waste, water and energy use.

5.  Regularly maintained equipment is more efficient, uses less energy and lasts longer, which saves your business in operating and capital costs.

For more ways to Go Green and Save Money, check out our sector-based tip sheets for restaurants, offices, recreation, retail businesses, construction, marketing, etc.