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Unlike industries tethered to the private or public sectors, nonprofit organizations have an onus to further a common interest. That’s often why people get involved with them in the first place. Whether it’s a charity, a civic league, a social club, or any other type of NPO, the end product is likely to be an evolving contribution to society rather than a quick buck.
As flag bearers in the march for a greater good, it seems almost requisite that nonprofits should make an effort to go green - insomuch as what’s under our control. In the light of our deepening catalog of climate change research, many believe that the number one concern for our society should be a heightened effort to reduce our environmental impact. Here’s what your nonprofit can do to go green while still carrying out its mission:
These are four effective places to start, but greening your nonprofit is a case-by-case matter. Keep your eyes and ears open for new ways to make your company the eco-friendliest version of itself. Our society is depending on the non-profit sector to the lead the way when it comes to our greater good.
Allison Finney is a freelancer and blogger within the energy sphere. It's her goal to inspire a more eco-friendly attitude across energy suppliers, utilities, and other industry players alike.
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