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Carbon Neutrality

Written by Owain Jones, MBA in Sustainability student at University of Saint Francis   Let’s face it, becoming completely carbon emission free as a business can be very hard and especially so when your business involves transportation. However, if your business must put carbon emissions in the air, as even hybrid vehicles do, sustainability can be achieved through something called carbon neutrality. So, what does this mean? Becoming carbon neutral means that for every carbon emission produced there is a reduction of carbon emissions of an equal amount. Thus, neutrality is achieved through net carbon emissions of zero. This step is what can take a business from being environmentally conscious to sustainable. Even though it is not a perfect sustainability, it is a solution for a time in which fossil fuels are still readily used, cheap, and where there are cases wherein carbon emissions cannot be feasibly taken to zero. The goal is to use carbon neutrality as a stepping stone to having a completely sustainable business operation. The first step in becoming carbon neutral is a measurement of the business carbon footprint for a set amount of time. For example, the amount of emissions from the company cars, vans, busses, trucks, or  Continue Reading »