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6 questions to become a more sustainable business

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Want your business to be more sustainable? Here are 6 questions (with examples for each) that should prompt new ideas. Why just make money when you can make a difference?

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6 questions to become a more sustainable business

  1. 1. Why just make money... when you can make a difference? Sustainability Alliance www.SustainabilityAllianceAZ.org 6 Questions to Consider
  2. 2. Six Questions What social/environmental benefit can you provide? Who can you hire? Who can you serve? What do you use? Where’s it from/go? Who has the power and gets the money? Who do you inspire?
  3. 3. Example: Pedego Electric Bikes Carbon-free transportation Exercise Fun Reduces traffic http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/sedona/ 1. What social/ environmental benefit can you provide?
  4. 4. 2. Who can you hire? Example: Sedona Recycles Employs adults with developmental disabilities from Rainbow Acres www.sedonarecycles.org/
  5. 5. 3. Who can you serve? Example: Verde River Growers Raises native plants from seeds for Forest Service and Tuzigut restoration www.verderivergrowers.com; PHOTO TAKEN BY JOHN ROBERTSON
  6. 6. 4. What do you use & where does it go? Example: Yoga Yogi Wear Yoga pants from waste fabric made from plastic water bottles Info about yoga http://yogiyogawear.com/
  7. 7. 5. Who has the power and gets the money? Example: Cooperative Home Care Associates Offers in-home care to elderly & disabled Worker owned Democratically run http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty/how- america-s-largest-worker-owned-co-op-lifts-people-out-of-poverty
  8. 8. 6. Who do you inspire? Example: Gardens for Humanity Brings artists into schools to offer nature- based art programs http://gardensforhumanity.org/celebrating-the-art-in-earth/
  9. 9. Six Questions What social/environmental benefit can you provide? Who can you hire? Who can you serve? What do you use? Where’s it from/go? Who has the power and gets the money? Who do you inspire?
  10. 10. Learn more Web: www.SustainabilityAllianceAZ.org Facebook: @SustainabilityAllianceAZ.org Certification: www.SustainabilityCertifications.org Earth Day: www.VVEarthDay.com

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