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Business Health Check: A Green Advantage for Small Business

Friday, 18 January 2008

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Taking the important first steps towards assessing the environmental performance of small businesses in WA will be made easier for owners and operators in 2008 with The Green Advantage Business Health Check.

This practical and easy to use checklist is just one of the valuable tools available from Edith Cowan University's Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre's (SMERC) latest program, Green Advantage for Small Business, which will be launched in April 2008.

The Green Advantage Business Health Check has been specifically designed by ECU program partner and leading agency on environmental practice for small business, the Swan Catchment Council.

Recent research shows that small businesses may have a minor impact on the environment individually, but collectively they leave a huge environmental footprint which could be as high as 60-70% of total pollution.

The Green Advantage for Small Business program delivers practical advice that small business managers and operators can quickly and effectively apply to their businesses to improve their environmental management of energy use, water use, transport, waste and emergency preparedness.

The Green Advantage for Small Business program is federally funded and will be delivered in a series of subsidised half-day seminars for industrial and non-industrial small businesses across the Perth metropolitan area in April and May, as well as in regional centres later in the year.

To register for the program please call Justine Nagorski at SMERC on (08) 6304 5365 or visit the SMERC website at www.business.ecu.edu.au/schools/man/smerc/green-advantage

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