Today I "pledged" my green business as part of the Greening Chaleur Businesses Program. This program has been initiative by the Chaleur Green Initiative whose mandate is to:
•To educate the Chaleur business owners and community leaders about sustainable development with a focus on local implications and benefits;
•To stimulate and implement green and environmentally sustainable concepts and practices within individual businesses and communities in the Chaleur region and
•Become the leaders in the community for both business and community alike to be wardens of best practices and the information provider for programs, services and information to all aspects of sustainable development, education issues and climate change issues.
I think this is a great program. I pledged to:
* Reduce waste in packing my items for shipping by only using what is necessary
* Use recycled packaging in as many cases as possible
* Use recycled paper for labels, business cards etc
Obviously my business itself is based around recycled material- so I mentioned that as well. This is a photo of some of my products on display. I had quite a few positive comments from the people in attendance and one request to display some of my coffee cup sleeves at a local art gallery.