Go Green for Charity
Go Green for Charity by making changes to have green and sustainable practices in your workplace and donating 50% of your savings to a charity of your choice. Green 50 is a not for profit initiative supported by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to help charities and the environment with the support of businesses that want to make real and tangible savings by improving the efficiency of their business practices. To get involved or find out more visit www.green50.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org
€coMerit is a three year environmental improvement programme that can help small, medium and large organisations save money by looking closely at energy, water and waste costs and finding cost-efficient ways of reducing them. The programme is supported by DLR County Council and endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Further details are available in the EcoMerit brochure. For case studies and more information log on to www.ecocert.ie
Enterprise Ireland offers 3 Green Programmes to their clients, characterised by increasing levels of capability in and adoption of Green Business principles.
The Green Start programme is designed to increase the level of environmental awareness of regulatory compliance and developments in Green markets in companies who have no in-house expertise or exposure to environmental issues.
Green Plus is designed to build on Green Start and to assist companies develop products and services to a level where they comply with specific Green Procurement requirements. This can involve the implementation of environmental standards, improvements in products or processes, installing a carbon management strategy or applying for Eco-labels.
Green Transform is designed for companies who have maximised their energy efficiency or reduced their carbon footprint. Support is based on Capital being made available for proposed company expansion plans.
Useful Links For Businesses
Greenbusiness.ie offers Irish businesses free impartial advice on improving resource efficiency through reducing the wastage of materials, consumables, water and energy. For more information go to greenbusiness.ie
FreeTrade Ireland allows businesses to pass on unwanted items to other businesses or users free of charge. For further information, please go to www.freetradeireland.ie.