ECOnciousness - 10 simple steps to becoming a more sustainable business

Updated: May 11, 2020

By Nadja-Timea Scherrer, Impact Strategist at plus305

How can we become better citizens and a better business? This is a question that we don't only ask our clients, but also ourselves each and every day at our Social Impact Boutique plus305. Here, we share our answers:

1. Have you ever felt guilty about your business trips by plane but can't avoid them?

We've been struggling with this question for a while. After a lot of research, we've finally found our answer (for now ;)).

So now, when we embark on a business trip, we use this Sustainability Guide for Work-Related Flights and we offset our CO2 emissions with Gold Standard, an NGO established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure CO2 projects that reduce carbon emissions not only feature the highest levels of environmental integrity but also positively contribute to sustainable development.

Check it out and feel free to share your solutions below.

2. How to browse the internet more sustainably?

Can you believe that there's a search engine that is planting trees for every  search you do?  Needless to say that we are big fans :)!

The certified B-Corporation Ecosia came up with this innovative concept. It costs roughly 0.25 € to plant a tree, which means that Ecosia can plant one tree every 50 searches. On average, these trees will each remove 50 kg of CO2 during an expected 15 year lifetime.The algorhythm may not be equal to Google's but hey - we have to make sacrifices to save the planet and humanity. Let's all make better choices – together!

This is a series in progress, stay tuned...

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