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Gaviña helps you Go Green!

Sep 1 2016
Gaviña helps you Go Green!

Have you been wanting to kick start some your green efforts but wondered where to start? Gaviña’s Director of Sustainability, Yu-Yue Yen, offers benefits and tips to get your green and sustainable efforts going.
What can being Green and Sustainable do for you?

  • Save you money
  • Improve your business operational efficiency
  • Grow your business
  • Be good to the environment

Flex your purchasing power

  • Buy local-this reduces your carbon footprint.
  • Buy products containing pre and post-consumer content, or  made from renewable resources

Food Waste Management

  • Work with your trash hauler to compost leftover and discarded food
  • Partner with local school gardens to compost with coffee grounds that can be used as soil amendments or mulch

Water Conservation

  • Fix all leaks from sinks to sprinklers -  one drop /per second = 3,000 gallons / year     
  • Plant drought resistant plants to reduce water usage by ~ 50%

Energy Conservation

  • Install Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) which reduce energy costs 75% / year, and last 10x longer
  • Replace old equipment with “Energy Star” equipment. New refrigerators and freezers can be 30% more energy efficient, dishwashers can be 40% more energy efficient than the old ones.

Share and encourage Customers and your Community to go green

  • Host green educational workshops with schools and organizations
  • Sponsor green events with your local city
  • Offer discounts to customers who purchase and use re-usable coffee cups

 

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