Going green can often save you money. In my article Eco Friendly Does Not Have to Mean More Work I gave the following list of easy things your company can do to be green. Good news! This same list can also save you money.
o Do you recycle anything rather than pay to haul it to the dump?
o Do you use natural light rather than only rely on electric lights?
o Do you check the air pressure in your company vehicles tires to help improve gas mileage?
o Do you suggest people turn the light off as they leave your restrooms?
o Do you print some documents back to back?
o Do you let any of your employees telecommute, thus saving gas?
o Have you planted any trees around your business?
o Do you turn your thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter when your business or company is closed?
o Plus more
Do you wonder how planting trees can save you money? This one is for long range thinkers but depending on where you plant them - as they mature they:
o Provide cooling reducing air conditioning costs,
o Give protection from winds (assuming the wind does not blow them over),
o Give some protection from things like hail, and
o Might be the perfect sitting spot to come up with your next big money saving/making idea.
Well, it is true, some cost savings are more direct than others but many things you do can serve both the environment and your bottom line.