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Carbon Management 101: December

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 18th, 2010

2 December , 2010
14 December , 2010
Transition to a low-carbon economy – what does it mean for your business?

Why we developed this course

Keeping track of current national and international developments towards a low-carbon economy can be challenging. Businesses that understand how the transition to a carbon-constrained economy will impact upon their business operations will not only save money, they will also be better placed to capitalise on new business opportunities.

The Carbon 101 information session was developed in response to the requirements of small and medium-sized businesses. The briefing will help you cut through the ‘carbon jargon’. Carbon 101 is an essential guide to measuring and managing your business’s carbon footprint, and identifying opportunities for making environmental and financial savings.

What will be covered

* Navigating the labyrinth of terms, research, facts and figures.
* An outline of new government regulation and legislation.
* Identifying steps to start reducing carbon emissions immediately.
* An explanation of the effects of a low-carbon economy on small and medium-sized businesses.
* Energy-efficiency information specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Who should attend

All business representatives interested in climate change and the impact of the low-carbon economy on small and medium-sized businesses.

Dates

02/12/10: East Melbourne
14/12/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Creative Thinking and Sustainability Training: November & December

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 15th, 2010

30 November , 2010
6 December , 2010
16 December , 2010
Running a business in the 21st Century requires a healthy mix of creative thinking and sustainable conscious action.

The nature of business is changing as quickly as its environment. The ability to generate new ideas, fresh processes and look at challenges from different perspectives are essential workplace skills and a potential source of true competitive advantage.

This half-day workshop is packed with practical tips and hands-on examples demonstrating the four cornerstones of creative thinking and uniting these with opportunities for sustainable business practices. You will leave inspired and ready to use these new tools in your business.

What will be covered

* The four steps to creative thinking and how to use them in your business
* Why creative thinking and sustainability is not optional for a small business
* That we are all creative (and how easy it is to rediscover this side of you)
* That creative thinking and sustainable business practices work in all businesses, not just for architects, advertising agencies or ‘greenies’
* That its about incremental changes as well as the “aha” moments
* Specific techniques to take away and start using immediately
* That creative thinking and business sustainability in action can be fun as well as productive and financially beneficial!

Don’t miss out on your chance to discover the power of creative thinking and business sustainability for you, your business and your environment!

Dates

30/11/10: East Melbourne
06/12/10: Traralgon
16/12/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Green Office Briefing: November & December

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 11th, 2010

29 November , 2010
7 December , 2010
Simple steps to green your office

The shift towards a low carbon economy and introducing environmentally friendly practices into the home has been embraced by Australians, with many people doing their part to reduce energy, water and waste consumption. However, a new trend is emerging with an increasing demand for businesses that embrace environmentally friendly practices. Consumers, suppliers and employees alike are choosing business that can demonstrate environmentally friendly policies and practices over those that cannot. The importance for businesses to adopt and integrate business practices that result in reduced carbon emission outputs is quickly becoming an essential business success factor.

The Green Office Briefing was developed for small to medium-sized and large business who wish to educate their staff to become more environmentally conscious and empower them to implement green practices in the office. The two hour briefing clarifies common myths around the usage of electrical appliances and is an essential guide to manage paper use, electricity consumption, waste disposal and purchasing attitudes in and around the office. The interactive hands on briefing empowers staff to take immediate action.

What will be covered?

* Myths and realities
* Identifying opportunities to save energy, paper, water use and waste
* Green office equipment
* How to use green office equipment
* Actions to reduce energy, paper, water usage
* Actions to purchase environmentally responsible office equipment stationary
* Actions to reduce your office waste
* Actions to promote sustainable transport

Dates

29/11/10: East Melbourne
07/12/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Resource Efficiency Training: November & December

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 8th, 2010

25 November , 2010
9 December , 2010
Simple ways to ‘green’ your business and save money

Environmentally-friendly businesses are those that make a conscious decision to choose sustainable practices. Customers, staff and suppliers increasingly want to work with and for these businesses. Sustainability in the workplace is fast becoming essential to give businesses the competitive edge. This interactive, one?day workshop was developed in response to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that wish to adopt more sustainable practices.

What will be covered

* A brief overview of relevant environmental legislation.
* Steps to measure and monitor your resource usage.
* Opportunities that can lead to reduced resource use, cost savings and reputational gains.
* An introduction to easy-to-use tools to help you successfully measure water, energy use and waste disposal.
* Example of what other organisations are doing to be sustainable.
* Expert assistance with the development of a draft Action Plan to reduce water, waste and energy use.
* A resource pack that includes case studies, information on grants and funding, and useful contacts for future assistance.

Dates

25/11/10: East Melbourne
09/12/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Carbon Management 101: October

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 1st, 2010

14 October , 2010
19 October , 2010
Transition to a low-carbon economy – what does it mean for your business?

Why we developed this course

Keeping track of current national and international developments towards a low-carbon economy can be challenging. Businesses that understand how the transition to a carbon-constrained economy will impact upon their business operations will not only save money, they will also be better placed to capitalise on new business opportunities.

The Carbon 101 information session was developed in response to the requirements of small and medium-sized businesses. The briefing will help you cut through the ‘carbon jargon’. Carbon 101 is an essential guide to measuring and managing your business’s carbon footprint, and identifying opportunities for making environmental and financial savings.

What will be covered

* Navigating the labyrinth of terms, research, facts and figures.
* An outline of new government regulation and legislation.
* Identifying steps to start reducing carbon emissions immediately.
* An explanation of the effects of a low-carbon economy on small and medium-sized businesses.
* Energy-efficiency information specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Who should attend

All business representatives interested in climate change and the impact of the low-carbon economy on small and medium-sized businesses.

Dates

14/10/10: Traralgon
19/10/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Resource Efficiency Training: September & October

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 14th, 2010

21 September , 2010
7 October , 2010
28 October , 2010
Simple ways to ‘green’ your business and save money

Environmentally-friendly businesses are those that make a conscious decision to choose sustainable practices. Customers, staff and suppliers increasingly want to work with and for these businesses. Sustainability in the workplace is fast becoming essential to give businesses the competitive edge.  This interactive, one?day workshop was developed in response to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that wish to adopt more sustainable practices.

What will be covered

* A brief overview of relevant environmental legislation.
* Steps to measure and monitor your resource usage.
* Opportunities that can lead to reduced resource use, cost savings and reputational gains.
* An introduction to easy-to-use tools to help you successfully measure water, energy use and waste disposal.
* Example of what other organisations are doing to be sustainable.
* Expert assistance with the development of a draft Action Plan to reduce water, waste and energy use.
* A resource pack that includes case studies, information on grants and funding, and useful contacts for future assistance.

Dates

21/09/10: East Melbourne
7/10/10:  Traralgon
28/10/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Creative Thinking and Sustainability Training: September & October

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 9th, 2010

17 September , 2010
21 October , 2010
Running a business in the 21st Century requires a healthy mix of creative thinking and sustainable conscious action.

The nature of business is changing as quickly as its environment. The ability to generate new ideas, fresh processes and look at challenges from different perspectives are essential workplace skills and a potential source of true competitive advantage.

This half-day workshop is packed with practical tips and hands-on examples demonstrating the four cornerstones of creative thinking and uniting these with opportunities for sustainable business practices. You will leave inspired and ready to use these new tools in your business.

What will be covered

* The four steps to creative thinking and how to use them in your business
* Why creative thinking and sustainability is not optional for a small business
* That we are all creative (and how easy it is to rediscover this side of you)
* That creative thinking and sustainable business practices work in all businesses, not just for architects, advertising agencies or ‘greenies’
* That its about incremental changes as well as the “aha” moments
* Specific techniques to take away and start using immediately
* That creative thinking and business sustainability in action can be fun as well as productive and financially beneficial!

Don’t miss out on your chance to discover the power of creative thinking and business sustainability for you, your business and your environment!

Dates

17/09/10: East Melbourne
21/10/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Green Office Briefing: September & October

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 3rd, 2010

23 September , 2010
12 October , 2010
26 October , 2010
Simple steps to green your office

The shift towards a low carbon economy and introducing environmentally friendly practices into the home has been embraced by Australians, with many people doing their part to reduce energy, water and waste consumption. However, a new trend is emerging with an increasing demand for businesses that embrace environmentally friendly practices. Consumers, suppliers and employees alike are choosing business that can demonstrate environmentally friendly policies and practices over those that cannot. The importance for businesses to adopt and integrate business practices that result in reduced carbon emission outputs is quickly becoming an essential business success factor.

The Green Office Briefing was developed for small to medium-sized and large business who wish to educate their staff to become more environmentally conscious and empower them to implement green practices in the office.  The two hour briefing clarifies common myths around the usage of electrical appliances and is an essential guide to manage paper use, electricity consumption, waste disposal and purchasing attitudes in and around the office. The interactive hands on briefing empowers staff to take immediate action.

What will be covered?

* Myths and realities
* Identifying opportunities to save energy, paper, water use and waste
* Green office equipment
* How to use green office equipment
* Actions to reduce energy, paper, water usage
* Actions to purchase environmentally responsible office equipment stationary
* Actions to reduce your office waste
* Actions to promote sustainable transport

Dates

23/09/10: East Melbourne
12/10/10: Dandenong
26/10/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.


Carbon Management 101: September

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 31st, 2010

9 September , 2010
14 September , 2010
Transition to a low-carbon economy – what does it mean for your business?

Why we developed this course

Keeping track of current national and international developments towards a low-carbon economy can be challenging. Businesses that understand how the transition to a carbon-constrained economy will impact upon their business operations will not only save money, they will also be better placed to capitalise on new business opportunities.

The Carbon 101 information session was developed in response to the requirements of small and medium-sized businesses. The briefing will help you cut through the ‘carbon jargon’. Carbon 101 is an essential guide to measuring and managing your business’s carbon footprint, and identifying opportunities for making environmental and financial savings.

What will be covered

* Navigating the labyrinth of terms, research, facts and figures.
* An outline of new government regulation and legislation.
* Identifying steps to start reducing carbon emissions immediately.
* An explanation of the effects of a low-carbon economy on small and medium-sized businesses.
* Energy-efficiency information specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Who should attend

All business representatives interested in climate change and the impact of the low-carbon economy on small and medium-sized businesses.

Dates

09/09/10: Dandenong
14/09/10: East Melbourne

Visit the website for more information.