February Better Business Newsletter 2012

15 February 2012

 

Feb 2012 Valentines

Better Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the sustainable way! Share the love by supporting sustainable businesses next Tuesday on the 14th of February.

You can find organic and sustainable flowers from a BBP florist. Why not prepare a home cooked meal using locally grown, seasonal produce? If home cooking isn’t your thing, then have dinner at a BBP restaurant near you. These are some easy and sustainable ways to help celebrate the day. To find a BBP florist, grocer, restaurant or gift shop, use our Find a Better Business  to search for one near you.

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Feb 2012 Awards

Better Business Awards - Save the Date

The inaugural Better Business Awards will be held on Tuesday 5 June 2012 at 6:30pm – World Environment Day. These awards will celebrate the achievements of local small businesses who are working towards success through sustainability. We encourage you to save the date and join us for an exciting night at The Pavilion located on The Concourse in Chatswood. This is a great opportunity to network with other local businesses. 

There is no need to RSVP now, but please put this in your diary! An invitation will be forwarded to you soon.

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Feb 2012 Reaccred

Reaccreditation of BBP Businesses

The BBP team will be visiting each of our members to reaccredit their business for 2012/13. BBP will be utilising an innovative new computerised approach which will enable us to capture information and benchmark your business on the spot.

Undertaking reaccreditation will automatically mean you are entered into the inaugural Better Business Awards this year.

Your project officer will be contacting you soon to arrange a time convenient with you to visit your business.

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Feb 2012 HART

February’s Champion Business - HART

The February business of the month is HART – Honda Australia Road Training in St. Ives. The manager of HART, Rod Hill, has always had a keen interest in the environment. HART have replaced all halogens with compact fluorescent lights, turned off under-utilised hot water systems and introduced water saving devices. 

Rod is now working to implement an ambitious plan of making HART carbon neutral. Find out more about what HART have been doing with BBP in their Case Study Video.

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Feb 2012 Clean Up

Business Clean Up Australia Day

Business Clean Up Australia Day is a simple way you can take action to clean up, fix up and conserve our prized Australian environment on the 28th February this year. You and your company can help to create a cleaner environment by just spending an hour or two collecting litter in your local area or clean up your own office space and reduce waste.

Last year 337 businesses across Australia took part to help remove more than 16,000 tonnes of rubbish. Become a business supporter and join the team for Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday 28 February.

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