Celebrating Sustainable Business
Celebrating Sustainable Business With Amida Wealth This Earth Month
In honor of Earth Month, Amida celebrates sustainable business! Sustainable business refers to an organization or company that operates in a way that minimizes its negative impact on the environment and society. Last week, we discussed Greening Your Financial Path. In this weeks blog, we share why sustainable business matters for our communities, and some of the most popular sustainable corporations. Lastly, we share fun ways you can continue to green-up your financial path. Remember, Wealth is a mindset – get green with Amida!
Why Sustainable Business Matters
Sustainable businesses implement morale practices that reduce their impact on the environment. They use resources efficiently, minimize waste and pollution, and invest in renewable energy sources. By doing so, they help protect the natural resources and ecosystems that support us. These businesses represent Earth Month all year long! They stand for a social responsibility. Above all, they play a vital role in creating a healthy, prosperous, and resilient community.
Sustainable businesses often require more effort and work to establish and maintain. This is because Sustainable businesses often need to invest more time, resources, and effort in different areas. For example: they need to ensure that their suppliers and partners are committed to sustainability. Oftentimes, sustainable businesses are committed to people, planet, and profit. They must work diligently to achieve balance and harmony. While this may require more effort and resources in the short term, it can lead to long-term success and a positive impact on society and the environment. There are many sustainable businesses out there that are doing great work to create a positive impact on the environment and society.
3 Sustainable Businesses To Celebrate
Patagonia is a clothing company that is committed to environmental sustainability. They are known for producing high-quality outdoor clothing and gear. The company uses organic cotton, recycled polyester, and other sustainable materials in its products. Additionally, Patagonia encourages customers to repair, reuse, and recycle their clothing through its Worn Wear Program. This program offers free repairs for Patagonia products, as well as a trade-in program where customers can exchange their used Patagonia products for store credit. The company has donated millions of dollars to environmental organizations and launched campaigns to protect public lands and combat climate change.
Tesla is a company that produces electric cars and renewable energy solutions. Tesla’s vehicle production increased substantially in the past decade, from producing around 23,000 vehicles in 2013 to over 1 million vehicles in 2021. Additionally, Tesla has expanded its product offerings beyond just electric vehicles to include energy storage products, solar panels, and related services. Their mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy. Tesla electric vehicles, do not rely on fossil fuels and produce zero emissions.
Seventh Generation produces household cleaning and personal care products that are environmentally friendly and made from plant-based ingredients. Their products are free from synthetic fragrances, dyes, and harsh chemicals that can harm the environment. Seventh Generation uses recycled and biodegradable materials for their product packaging. They also use minimal packaging to reduce waste and encourage customers to recycle.
Overall, these companies’ commitment to sustainability and social responsibility sets them apart from any other business in their industry. Please note: we are not in particular endorsing these companies but brining into awareness how those with forward and innovative thinking have chosen to address their impact on the earth that we share. We have gratitude for forward thinking. Perhaps, they are the pioneers of our time!
4 Fun Ways To Get More Green
Embody the essence of sustainable business. Oftentimes, little acts of kindness towards Mother Earth everyday, is what makes the greatest impact. Here are 4 fun ways to get more green:
First, support local! Look for businesses that prioritize sustainable practices and products. Support local farmers, and visit your local Farmers Market. Perhaps, you can also sign up for a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
Host a swap party! Organize a swap party with your friends. Exchange items that you no longer need or want. This can include clothing, books, and other household items. Have you heard the quote, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure?” Have fun and share the love!
Get creative! Gift your friends reusable grocery bags, organize a community garden, or start a recycling program. The possibilities are endless. Perhaps, you can host a sustainablity-themed movie night! Here is a list of a few popular movies and documentaries that will inspire sustainability:
- An Inconvenient Truth (2006) – A documentary about former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming and its consequences.
- The Lorax (2012) – An animated movie based on Dr. Seuss’s book about a character who speaks for the trees and fights against corporate greed that threatens the environment.
- The Biggest Little Farm (2018) – A documentary about a couple who build a farm using sustainable methods and work to restore the natural ecosystem.
- Our Planet (2019) – A documentary series that showcases the beauty and diversity of our planet’s ecosystems and raises awareness about the urgent need to protect them.
- David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) – A documentary in which naturalist David Attenborough reflects on his life and the changes he has witnessed in the natural world, and calls for urgent action to address environmental challenges.
Amida Wealth Family Conversations
At your next family or friends gathering, share this blog! In what ways do you support Mother Earth? Perhaps, share the products you love most, and why at the dinner table. Encourage those around you to become more curious about how their daily habits impact our oceans. The changes we make do not need to be drastic. The more intentional we become with our purchases, the more impact we can leave for future generations. Encourage your friends to swap their daily house-hold cleaning products with a more sustainable, eco-friendly brand. Perhaps, you gift Seventh Generation products to a few of your friends. In other words, have fun! Be expansive and share your wealth energy.
Sustainable business sets the tone for businesses to honor and respect Mother Earth. These businesses celebrate Earth Month all year long! In doing so, they remind our communities how important it is to pause and reflect. Reflect on the impact we are leaving behind. Most importantly, how our daily actions do in-fact make a huge difference.
Remember, small changes can leave a lasting impact. By simply engaging in this conversation you are making a difference!
Amida’s efforts for a sustainable future are incredibly important to us. We have planted over 570 trees, and we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by 25,520 lbs and counting! Please join our environmental efforts this April 22nd. Stay tuned whether we plan to do a tree planting or fun ocean clean up. For further information about this event, please email: email@example.com. Transform your vision of wealth with Amida.