collaboration

On January 20th, OSBC staff attended The Central Ohio Community Project: A Working Summit on Climate Change, an event designed to build collaboration between academia, business, citizens and government to create and share solutions to the climate crisis. Several working groups formed to tackle the challenges in food & farming, energy, education, watersheds, civic engagement and business innovation.

We recognize that one challenge businesses face is finding specific (county and state level) information on putting sustainable innovations into practice. OSBC committed to creating a clearinghouse of resources to help businesses identify and implement sustainable practices.

The resource will include:

  • a searchable directory of expert contacts and organizations
  • a searchable document library for case studies and white papers on making business and communities more sustainable

We invite our colleagues to contribute content by simply commenting below with ideas, links to resources you would like us to include. As we build out this resource you will have access to more robust sharing tools.

 

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8 Responses to Fostering Business Sustainability
  1. Ohio PACE
    https://www.ohpace.org/

    PACE Districts in Ohio, Case Studies
    http://pacenation.us/pace-in-ohio

  2. Ohio EPA – OCAPP
    http://www.epa.ohio.gov/ocapp/ComplianceAssistanceandPollutionPrevention.aspx#178332686-about-us
    The Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) provides free and confidential assistance to help Ohio businesses and organizations comply with Ohio’s environmental requirements. The office offers assistance with pollution prevention (P2), sustainable materials management, zero waste initiatives and many other sustainability efforts designed to help customers increase profits and efficiency while reducing waste.

  3. Dayton Regional Green
    http://www.drg3.org
    Resrouces and connections for Dayton area business

  4. Dayton Regional Green
    Resources for businesses and individuals in the Dayton region on sustainablility.
    http://www.drg3.org

  5. Upgrade Ohio
    http://www.upgradeohio.org/
    UpGrade Ohio connects people with local resources to reduce energy use and to access renewable energy solutions, paving the way for a sustainable energy transition in the state of Ohio. With collaboration, we hope to support a strong mandate to implement clean energy reform.
    SE Ohio

  6. Engery Choice Tools
    Shop for providers of electricity and gas in Ohio
    http://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/
    Just as you shop for other products and services, you may also be able to shop for an energy supplier. With choice, energy customers from large manufacturers to residential homeowners are able to shop for energy options from a diverse group of competitive suppliers certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). As more suppliers are offering their services in your area, you have the opportunity to choose the company that supplies the generation of your electricity and supplies your natural gas.

  7. Sprawl Beyond Zoning
    Some critics say zoning creates sprawl. But if that’s the case, how do you explain Houston?
    http://www.govtech.com/fs/Sprawl-Beyond-Zoning.html

  8. We are working on the technology for the directory and document library. Sponsors to support the project are welcome. Contact OSBC at http://osbcouncil.org/contact-us-2/

    Some resources for the document library:

    [PDF]Sustainable/Green Business Toolkit – Ohio EPA – Ohio.gov
    http://www.epa.ohio.gov/portals/41/greenbusinesstoolkit.pdf
    Companies practicing sustainability can find new markets, lower their regulatory burden (yes, eliminate the need for some permits) and improve their profitability. If this sounds too good to be true, then the following case studies will definitely be of interest to you.

    Green Networking Case Studies | Ohio University
    https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/3-green-networking-case-studies/
    Oct 30, 2017 – Learn about three companies that are leading sustainability efforts in the networking industry.


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