Get Leaner, Greener and More Profitable - New sustainability workshops for Marin businesses
Greening for Profit is brought to you by the City of San Rafael, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and Dominican University of California’s Environmental Finance Center and Green MBA program. The workshops are conducted by Natural Capitalism Solutions, the internationally renowned business sustainability consultants founded by Hunter Lovins. Their diverse client list includes the likes of Clif Bar, Stanford University and Williams Sonoma, as well as the Government of Germany — even the US Pentagon. Thanks to a grant from Marin Community Foundation, Greening for Profit workshops are being offered at a deep discount. This one-time opportunity is available to only 36 Marin businesses. So sign up now.
Online PR News – 04-October-2011
–A grant from Marin Community Foundation is largely funding a new series of cost-saving sustainability workshops for Marin County businesses starting in November. The Greening for Profit
program, which is limited to 36 participants, will be introduced at a free event on Tuesday, October 11. FREE KICKOFF EVENT October 11 - 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Featuring Hunter Lovins
, president of Natural Capitalism Solutions Crome Architecture, 905 Fourth Street, San Rafael To reserve your seat, call (415) 408-8293 Greening for Profit is a collaboration between the City of San Rafael, Dominican University and the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. The hands-on workshops will be conducted by Natural Capitalism Solutions, a pioneer in green business practices founded by Hunter Lovins. Under the guidance of the workshop coach, participants will analyze their company’s operations for cost-saving and profit enhancing opportunities, then create and implement a detailed action plan. “Marin businesses can see dramatic savings by making simple changes that reduce their energy, water and materials use. Companies we worked with across the country have experienced great success,” says Lovins. Natural Capitalism Solutions serves clients worldwide, and they’ve helped Bay Area organizations such as the Marin Horizon School, Stanford University and Ghirardelli Chocolate to green their operations. COMPANIES THAT BENEFIT Most companies have developed inefficient practices that, over time, whittle away at their bottom line. Greening for Profit is designed to help them discover unrecognized opportunities to streamline and save. The workshops have proven to produce a high return for small to medium businesses (15-300 employees), including but not limited to these categories: • Family-owned businesses • Food processors and independent restaurants • Manufacturing and assembly, e.g., furniture makers, auto repair • Distribution and transportation • Hospitality • Assisted living TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE • Masters Program – four full-day sessions limited to eight companies. Create a strategic action plan for implementing changes and accomplishing savings, then measure results achieved. • Smart Start Workshop – four half-day sessions for 20 participants. Implement specific tactical measures, and identify opportunities for future savings. TANGIBLE RESULTS Through these workshops, Marin businesses can become leaner, greener and more profitable. An expert coach will help each company create a customized action plan that: • Reduces energy and water use • Increases employee productivity • Attracts new customers • Takes advantage of a powerful peer community Learn more at www.GreeningForProfit.com
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