Green strategies for your business

Going green may be easier than you think

Many disparate ideas for running a green business exist – no one can employ them all! Building a strategy based on ecologically-sound practices customized for your business may be a better way to maximize your positive impact on the environment.

Tips for developing a green management strategy include:

  • Audit your current practices, ranking in order of environmental impact and start with the biggest offenders.
  • Specify measurable goals to see your efforts pay off.
  • Assess your new vs. recycled and/or reused practices; determine where you can decrease use of new and disposable items.
  • Simplify recycling; include a convenient means to safely dispose of dangerous items and chemicals.
  • Invest in “smart” power strips that power themselves down; adopt the habit of turning off unnecessary lighting.
  • Seriously consider allowing employees to work from home to reduce unnecessary commuting; cut back on business travel in favor of virtual meetings.
  • Remember you’re not an island! Choose suppliers who walk the green walk too.


Want to learn more? Visit the Alpine Bank Green Initiative webpage

About This Author


Pete Yang

Pete Yang is a senior vice president for Alpine Bank and the co-chair of Alpine's "Green Team." He's based in Aspen, where he handles commercial and consumer loans, with a particular focus on resort financing. He has a keen interest in protecting Colorado's unmatched mountain environment.

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