Go Green Scams

Green Scams

Going green is no doubt the right thing to do in the current political climate and if you want to help ensure there’s a planet still here for your children and their children, or just save some money and free yourself from a reliance on energy companies, then it can offer the solutions you’re looking for. However, while this is the case, going green is also so trendy right now and so popular that it’s a great marketing opportunity for businesses that want to make their products stand out against the competition. As such this is an area that companies are able to take advantage of, and there are many examples of businesses doing just that – using the ‘green’’ label to sell their products for extortionate prices and to trick people into buying things that they simply don’t need. Here we will look at some examples of how the ‘go green’ name has been perverted and how to protect yourself from such scams. Investments The renewable energy industry is unfortunately one that makes a logical target for scam artists. […]

Green Energy Venture

Defined, a ‘venture’ is an ‘exciting or dangerous’ undertaking. In business this term is most commonly heard as ‘venture capital’ which is a term used to describe an investment in a risky young start up business. If you have a dream for a business that you want to run for instance but you don’t have the funding to go for it, then you will need to find venture capital in order to fund your project (normally from someone who will call themselves a ‘venture capitalist’). Venture capitalism then is investing in which the investor is interested in taking risks on new ideas and business strategies. Of course there is a chance here of things going wrong and leading to a loss of money for the investor, but at the same time if things go right it could bring about a paradigm shift in that industry and potential pay back in high yields. Green energy is an area that lends itself particularly well to venture capitalism – it’s an area of high risk that potentially could lead to huge changes in […]

Green Tax

The idea of taxes is of course largely to help funnel money back into the council and the state. This is the aspect most of us are familiar with, however what tax also does that many of us aren’t so aware of is to help direct behavior by creating financial incentives and deterrents surrounding certain choices. Such is the case with ‘green tax’, also known as ‘eco tax’ which refers to tax that’s used to try and encourage the general public to go green. Here we will look at some examples of eco tax, and whether or not they’re a good thing for the planet. Examples of Eco Tax One examples of green tax is on petrol. Here the tax is increased on petrol in many countries with one of the reasons given being that it will of course lead to people being more efficient with their fuel. Likewise other eco taxes might include taxes on certain electronic equipment, taxes on hazardous waste and taxes on imported goods. Travel in general could also be taxed in order to discourage unnecessary fuel consumption. […]

Green Changes You Can Make to Your Organization Now

Green Business Changes

             Eco conscious business is the business of the future. Not only do companies have a moral obligation to do their best for the planet, but at the same time, making sure they are concerned with going green is one of the best ways to boost efficient and public relations. So once you’ve made the decision to go green, how do you get started? Here we will look at a few simple changes you can make to your website right now that will get you started going green.   Switch to Energy Saving Light Bulbs: It’s an easy way to help your business go green and by putting energy saving light bulbs in you can both bring down energy costs and help your company going green.   Reduce Travel Costs: Travel costs often mount up for big businesses and these involve deliveries, commutes, business meetings and more. There are several ways you can reduce travel costs as a company and these include choosing energy efficient vehicles for your company cars, using buses and other vehicles that […]

Green Heating and Air for Offices

All offices need air conditioning and heating for many reasons. First of all they need it in order to be able to provide for their staff and to make them feel comfortable at work which is an important from a moral perspective. At the same time though it is also important for the productivity and if an office doesn’t have the right heating and air conditioning then staff will find it difficult to work in those conditions and might result in less output and a lower quality in general of work. Finally though, the precise air conditioning and heating that the company chooses is very important from the perspective of going green – and by selecting these systems carefully a company can shrink its carbon footprint thereby reducing overheads as well as improving their PR. When choosing air conditioning or heating solutions the first thing to consider is whether you want to use ducts or whether you want to create an ‘oasis’. Ducts are the obvious answer in the case of the majority of companies. This means that you will […]