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5 ways businesses can reduce their carbon footprint

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🗞️ Driving the news: Businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint to combat climate change
Actions such as hiring sustainability managers, investing in carbon offsetting, rethinking travel policies, reducing waste, and shifting to renewable energy are key strategies for businesses to lower their environmental impact

🔭 The context: The concept of a carbon footprint, popularized in the early 2000s, measures the environmental impact of an organization
Businesses contribute to carbon emissions through activities like electricity usage, waste generation, and fossil fuel burning. Reducing their carbon footprint can improve not only the environment but also their brand reputation and profitability

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Reducing carbon footprints is vital in achieving net zero emissions, a state where greenhouse gas emissions are balanced
This effort by businesses is critical in addressing one of the greatest risks to global well-being – climate change

⏭️ What's next: Businesses are expected to continue exploring and implementing various methods to reduce their carbon footprint
This includes greater investment in sustainable practices and technologies, alongside fostering a culture of environmental consciousness within organizations

💬 One quote: "Climate change is viewed as one of the greatest risks to the well-being of the world, and consumers are taking notice," (Rosa Heaton, Content Manager TechTarget)

📈 One stat: Commercial flights and business jets contribute to 10% of U.S. transportation emissions

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