A huge trend today is going green in your business. “Going green” sounds weighty – but it’s not really. It can be very simple stuff that brings BIG benefits — everything from making double-sided photocopies so you save paper, to swapping out incandescent light bulbs for more efficient fluorescent bulbs. Not only are you doing something worthwhile for our environment, but you can save money.
So, to encourage others to “go green” in their small businesses, I’m collecting tips for going green. I will publish the best ones in a “Top 100 Tips for Going Green in Your Business” roundup.
And since YOU always have the best ideas, I’m asking your help.
Please share a tip about how YOU are going green in your business, or how others can go green. No matter how small you think a green activity is, it’s worthwhile. And I want to hear from you.
To sweeten the pot, I’ve got a great big THANK YOU. HP has kindly donated a brand-new desktop computing suite to give away. If you share a tip and it’s included in the roundup, I will enter your name in a random drawing. One lucky winner will receive this powerful and energy-efficient suite of computer equipment for your office.
- Desktop computer – An energy-efficient, ultra-slim desktop computer — the HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra Slim Business PC
- Monitor –A big 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor — the LHP L2245wg
- Printer/fax/scanner – A wonderful printer with copier, fax and scanner built in — the HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One. It prints professional-looking color copies.
The above drawing is limited to U.S.-based people and small businesses.
INTERNATIONAL DRAWING — I separately will hold a random drawing to choose another non-U.S. winner, who will receive a $100 gift certificate to an online retailer of your choice in your country. In other words, we’ll have 2 winners with 2 different prizes — one for U.S. people and one for those outside the U.S.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR TIP
There are two ways to share tips: (1) Leave a comment below this post. Or (2) submit your tip on this Form. Either way is OK. Go for it! Deadline to submit your tip is October 7, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles time.