"Green Up" Your Business

Going green isn’t just better for our planet—it’s better for your business.
Study after study confirms that consumers are eco-conscious about where they shop and how products are made.
All the big companies are into reducing their ecological footprint—but if you’re not the size of GE or Wal-Mart, it can be challenging to know which eco-friendly programs to pursue.
Need help?
Small and medium-sized business owners in New Bedford are invited to “Green Your Business,” a class designed to attract customers, gain competitive advantage, and increase your profitability.
Sponsored by the City of New Bedford, the University of Massachusetts, the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance, and the Raven Business Group.
Glenn Bachman of the Raven Business Group, LLC of New Bedford designed “Green Your Business” to help small and medium-sized companies reduce their energy, water and resource-use, and capitalize on green technologies.
The straight-forward curriculum makes it easy businesses, non-profits, schools, and other organizations to go green.
The class will be held over six 2.5-hour sessions at UMass-Dartmouth’s New Bedford campus at 800 Purchase St. from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Class topics are:
Oct. 2— “Green Enterprise: Environmental Context, Attributes, Benefits.”
Oct. 9— “Planning the Transformation: Environmental audit, Green as Strategy.”
Oct.23— “Water Effectiveness: Supply, Consumption, Efficiency.”
Oct. 30— “Energy Effectiveness: Supply, Consumption, Efficiency, Production.”
Nov.6— “Resources: Green facilities, Eco-products, Materials management, Zero waste.”
Nov. 13— “Synthesis: Eco-labeling, Certification, Promoting the Green Enterprise.”
The cost is $95, including materials and completion certificate, or $20.00 per class. Scholarships are available. Class size is limited and preference will be given to individuals from New Bedford companies.
To register go to http://www.atmc.umassd.edu/event_registration.
Bachman is a certified planner and a certified management consultant. His handbook, “The Green Business Guide: A One Stop Resource for Businesses of all Shapes and Sizes to Implement Eco-friendly Policies, Programs and Practices,” will be hitting the bookshelves this winter.
For additional information contact Glenn Bachman at (508) 961-0050.

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