|Posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:20 PM|
So it's that time again for those New Year’s resolutions to be made. More often than not, those which have the greatest intentions, just never seem to materialise. The reasons for this are often multi-fold and also are easily justifiable. i.e. Possibly the resolution had too many steps involved, or needed a large sum of money to mobilise it, or just maybe the resolution simply required a mentor to steer you in the right direction. Whilst the above maybe true for New Year’s resolutions, many entrepreneurs starting out in business run up against these obstacles as well.
So have you ever thought of launching your own Green Consultancy but just didn’t know where to start and perhaps were just overwhelmed at the vastness of Green. Well without guidance, the green marketplace is really a myriad of ideas, loop-holes, as well as a wide range of solutions ranging from bogus to 100% genuine. It is really easy to “spin your wheels” in the green business, as eventualy inertia sets in from being overwhelmed with the sheer size and scope of Green.
In 2005 the Green Business League (GBL), developed a Green Certification program focused on Green Practices, and has always stood testament to the philosophy that Certification is to be “Earned & not Bought”. Unlike many certifications today, where a simple online commitment can present you with the opportunity to purchase your green certification immediately, the Green Business League follows the authentic route to Green Certification. The gReen Business LEague is represented in South Africa by Green Path Inc.
Firstly an assessment by a Certified Green Consultant™ (CGC) identifies any green initiatives the organisations already has in place, confirms that the pre-requisites of The Green Path program can be met and a list of suggested practices is developed. These practices are prioritised from no-cost, low-cost and capital intensive options.
Thereafter the Certified Green Consultant develops a sustainability Charter within a well-defined framework provided by the Green Path which encompasses all the practices required to get the organisation to the first level of Green. Any associated costs are listed with respective “pay-back” periods. The Certified Green Consultant will assist the organisation by way of acting as their Green Officer and guiding the implementation of the various practices.
Once complete, the organisation will request a certification audit in order to verify the implementation of the practices agreed to, and once verified, the organisation becomes Green Business Certified.
Under license from the EcoEducation Centre, Green Path Ic. provides training for Certified Green Consultants as well as Certified Sustainability Officers for Corporates.
The Certified Green Consultant is a sure-fire option for starting your own green consultancy, without the costs associated with a franchise or JV.
You will receive cutting edge training, invaluable insight on conducting the Certification assessments & Certification audits and you become a member of the Green Consultants International Network ensuring that you are always up-to-date on new green developments.
You are free to conduct any other business you wish e.g. environmental audits, waste audits, carbon footprints, home audits, green awareness training etc. whilst you are associated with Green Path Inc.
Make Green Path Inc. your New Year’s resolution and you will find that this presents you fantastic opportunity for 2011.
To find out more please visit our website for further information at www.greencertified.co.za
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