Apologies for the lengthy gap between blog posts. I’ve been away from work on paternity leave following my second daughter’s slightly early arrival over the Christmas break. The good news is that, in between changing nappies and being woken throughout the night for the last few weeks, I have had some time to think about business carbon reduction: in particular how businesses can get started on the road to carbon reduction in 2011.
Having previously run a small business myself (an organic food shop) I know that, unless environmental issues are a fundamental part of your business philosophy, it is very easy to think of sustainability as an add-on or nice-to-have. It is also very easy to get into bad habits, which you probably know aren’t the most sustainable way of doing things but which you justify somehow: maybe they offer a perceived time or cost saving (or the alternatives would take too much time or money to implement) so you carry on doing them.