Do you run a sustainable business or community enterprise in the Byron shire?
If so, you could be eligible for a free listing in Byron Shire Council’s inaugural Sustainable Business Directory.
The directory will build on the success of last year’s Sustainable Food Business Directory.
‘Council received a lot of positive feedback from people within the community regarding the Sustainable Food Directory,’ said the council’s sustainability officer, Graeme Williams.
‘A lot of residents are keen to support local businesses that emphasise trading in a way that recognises their social, economic and environmental responsibilities.
‘With this new Sustainable Business Directory, the council is hoping to connect more community members with local businesses that value sustainable commerce to boost green business activity in the shire.
‘Council also hopes the directory will provide an incentive for other local businesses to consider adopting more sustainable business practices.’
What makes a business ‘sustainable’ and thus eligible for a directory listing?
‘It may include things such as making goods from recycled or biodegradable materials; stocking Fair Trade, organic, secondhand or locally made products; offering renewable-energy, water- or waste-efficiency products or services; providing eco-tourism, environmental education or land restoration services, or minimising the eco-footprint of your business in other ways,’ he said.
Once appropriate businesses have expressed their interest, the directory will be published as a pocket-size guide and be available on the Byron Shire Council website.
Interested businesses have until 4pm, 30 August 2012 to make an expression of interest to be included in the Sustainable Business Directory. An expression of interest does not guarantee a place in the directory.
To make an expression of interest, businesses can go here.