Chance to Win $200 by Giving Your Opinion on Your Workplace’s Sustainability Initiatives!

brighter planet logoHave you ever wanted to know how many companies give their employees the chance to recycle or compost?  Ever wonder how your company stacks up to others in terms of sustainability initiatives?  Ever ask, “why is my boss such a jerk?”– only because your boss said no to your suggestion for installing a programmable thermostat?

Brighter Planet, a Vermont-based company whose credit cards offer users the chance to give to community renewable energy projects with each purchase, has just launched a survey to give all of us the chance to talk about our company’s true environmental commitment. Each completed survey contestant will be entered into a raffle for a $200 prize. 

In a broader sense, these kinds of grassroots surveys can help provide valuable data to managers and sustainability consultants, HR professionals, and CEOs.  A previous survey by Brighter Planet, for example, asked respondents about their purchasing behaviors around a highly intangible green product:  carbon offsets.  By learning buyer behavior on green products, renewable energy companies can help create better products and service offerings, and grow the renewable energy industry in the process.

Oh, and you’re probably looking for that survey link!  Without further adieu, take the survey here.  Good luck in the raffle!

Scott Cooney is the author of Build a Green Small Business:  Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill)

Scott Cooney, Principal of and author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill, November 2008), is also a serial ecopreneur who has started and grown several green businesses and consulted several other green startups. He co-founded the ReDirect Guide, a green business directory, in Salt Lake City, UT. He greened his home in Salt Lake City, including xeriscaping, an organic orchard, extra natural fiber insulation, a 1.8kW solar PV array, on-demand hot water, energy star appliances, and natural paints. He is a vegetarian, an avid cyclist, ultimate frisbee player, and surfer, and currently lives in the sunny Mission district of San Francisco. Scott is working on his second book, a look at microeconomics in the green sector.In June 2010, Scott launched, a sustainability consulting firm dedicated to providing solutions to common business problems by leveraging the power of the triple bottom line. Focused exclusively on small business, GBO's mission is to facilitate the creation and success of small, green businesses.

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