In 2017 alone, the United States generated roughly 41 million pounds of waste, which pollutes our water, soil and air. Composting leftover food items lowers the amount of trash produced, which in turn could save costs through waste disposal and trash pickups. Breaking down fruit and vegetable scraps into soil via composting can also extend its ability to foster fresh plant growth, which can benefit not only your company but your larger community.
A recurring commitment to sustainability provides your customers, employees, and prospective employees with proof that your company is working towards a better planet for all. This commitment can include quantifiable goals set by your company and transparency on emissions and business practices.
Knowing where you are is the best place to start. Green Places uses methodology developed and supported by top climate institutions like UC Berkeley to calculate a business’ carbon footprint, identifying the total emissions your business is responsible for producing, and using (directly and indirectly). Understanding your emissions allows companies to be smart about what next steps they take on their climate journey!