Business / Government
Step 1 Declare a climate emergency
Declaring a climate emergency is the first step to confirming that your entity has a majority accepting the seriousness of the current situation and a willingness to take meaningful action. More details and a tool kit to help get a climate emergency declaration across the line can be found here
If you are a government entity or council tools and resources can be found click here
Step 2 Reduce your carbon footprint
Once you have declared a climate emergency the next step is to work out the biggest impact your entity can do for the effort your are going to put in.
Get your entity to move its default super fund or retirement fund to an ethical option and encourage your staff to consider moving to it. read more
Get your entity to buy energy from a carbon neutral source read more
We are currently developing a set of tools that allow sectors to undertake training and assessment in what are the biggest bang for their buck and we are looking for trial participants. Contact us
Step 3. Carbon Neutral Accreditation
You can use a voluntary scheme to estimate your carbon usage and offset it.
Step 4. Carbon Neutral purchase policy
Update your entities purchasing policy to preference carbon neutral suppliers. This will help you reduce your carbon offset for your accreditation and will also encourage your suppliers to take action.
Step 5 Become a BCorporation
Certified B Companies are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving of a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good. Read more