Everyone is changing for the environment
People everywhere are trying to do their part in trying to go green. Even small businesses like restaurant owner, Andrea Dulle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dulle has switched her regular light switches to motion sensor light switches. This change only cost $60, but is saving Dulle about $250 a month on her power bill. Dulle is one of many small entrepreneurs’ trying to start going green. Now the government is trying to do their part too. The Salt Lake Valley Health Department is now giving pointers to business owners, like Dulle, on how to make environmentally safe changes in their business.
""These are all changes that everybody's going to need to make at some point," said Dulle, who also owns the nearby Tiburon restaurant. "So why not be the first one to do it?"
Dulle isn't alone in her efforts to "green up" her business, but she is among the pioneers in Salt Lake County's newly launched green-business program, which helps the valley's commercial sector save water, reduce energy, cut pollution and slow their trash flow.
As for Dulle, she was interested in going green. But the entrepreneur saw opportunity in saving some "green," too."
Now when you go out to eat, you can feel that you are in one way helping the environment. You can even feel environmentally friendly when you travel! Rental car businesses are investing more in fuel efficient cars.
"No doubt, rental car companies large and small have responded to increased consumer demand for fuel efficiency in the last few years by stocking up on gasoline-electric hybrids and other vehicles with better mileage and lower emissions. But whether or not these companies will continue their commitment to fuel efficiency as gas prices fall and consumers begin to look again at bigger cars remains to be seen."
With the new fuel efficient Toyota, Ford, Buick, and Hyundai car models, rental cars are going green. Every rental car company has bumped up their standards for fuel efficient cars. Hertz has recently debut their 'Green Collection'. Rent-A-Car and Budget have promised all their cars to be green by 2010! Although choosing a green, fuel efficient car might up your bill $5-$10 a day, people seem to think that the extra cost is worth it. The San Francisco Airport is offering a $15 credit by renting a green car, to help the sales of the fuel efficient cars. No matter how small, or big a business is they can all do their part to help our plant go green.