While green technologies are not sufficiently proven, (Barnes, 2012). The new technologies that are implemented, they results in a great investment in a long-term by reducing maintenance and operation cost. Green buildings are built for a long-term use, and they are environmental friendly and built for economic benefit. Buildings plays a major role in harming the environment with pollution, therefore green buildings reduces this negative impact. (Angrisano, 2012 page 25) also supported green buildings, “As early as 1993, in an extensive evaluation of companies is UK and Europe, Hodgkinson (1993) notes that businesses increasingly want their flagship buildings to present an image of environmental friendliness in terms of energy efficiency, the use of building materials, and the impact on the wider environment.” Companies can also have a good relationship with the environment by constructing efficient buildings that are environmental friendly.
If only environmental sustainability gave proven return on investment (ROI), it would be easy being green. Corporate executives would be echoing the same thing. The problem is, executives haven’t always connected the dots between the green of profit and the green of environmentalism.1 It is only in recent times, that we humans have been able to look beyond the obvious to understand the implications of not only not complying with sustainable development practices but rather more importantly knowing about the potential benefits of undertaking them. These practices, once viewed as a cost centre are now being identified as profit centres and measures to build both tangible and intangible values not only for a firm or a company but potentially an
Evidently, environmental sustainability is the crown jewel that will be the hallmark of my success. Yet, it is already an immense component of my life. Recently, I have pledged to live my life by the expectations I have for the world. I use as little electricity as possible, use cold water whenever possible, and reduce my carbon footprint with every step I take. Clearly, environmental sustainability is a trait of mine that is one step short of genetic.
Considerably, parents resort to natural products because based on the information disseminated through media, these products are healthier compared to products which contain chemicals that can be considered harmful in certain instances. They also buy products which are environmentally friendly. Priya (2013) calls them green consumers because they are mindful of the many environmental issues and obligations. Also, this type of consumers is supportive to environmental causes to the extent that they are willing to switch allegiance from one product to another even if it means that they have to spend more money (Priya, 2013). This is what happens in the case of green consumers and The Honest Company.
The aim of that plan is to “contribute to improving the environmental performance of products and increase the demand for more sustainable goods and production technologies. It also seeks to encourage EU industry to take advantage of opportunities to innovate” . At it is said, the change is not only into consumption and production, but it also has to be in the economy. The system has to face the challenges of this new mode of industrialization and take into consideration the environment and its
The main goals are utility of the building, durability, and comfort of the occupants. The main objective is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and natural environment by efficiently using energy, water and other resources, protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity, reducing waste pollution and environmental degradation. One way to construct a green building is to use natural materials or to retrofit the existing building through public schemes for energy efficient refurbishment. A.
The attitude and behaviour of these consumers is inclined towards of green products and they even go on to make extra efforts to purchase green products. They have a positive outlook towards new products and generally seek information before purchasing. Green consumers are much more concerned about the environment and considers it to be their responsibility also to protect the environment.The green consumer is also a careful shopper, not prone to impulse buying and pays attention to price ( Shrum, McCarty and
Introduction Environmental sustainability becomes a trend in the restaurant industry; green practices in the foodservice are now more popular to the consumers. Exert efforts from the different government agencies particularly the department of environment and natural resources to protect our natural resources. The Non-government organization (NGO) and the private industries promote public awareness about protection and preservation of our natural environment. People should start to think all over again on how they can help to protect and preserve the environment for the future generation of mankind. It is only proper that people take care of their environment by having green practices, and the restaurant business is not exempted from this.
Personalization also a point out to consumer’s green consciousness. As public awareness of increase about global warming and climate change, the public, including stakeholders, employees and customers, expect hotels to act on their understanding. This global trend guides hotels to move in a green direction. The tourism industry keeps growing. Foreign victors from all over the world have grown by 6.5% yearly since 1950 reaching nearly 900 million arrivals in 2007.