One great source of guidance for businesses is the Sustainability Victoria website. It shows that, whatever your motivation, implementing green practices can very often save your business money. As a business advisor in Geelong, I'd be keen to see us known as a leading adopter of sustainable business practices.
In fact, there are increasingly new business opportunities arising from the move to preserve the environment. Planet Ark has recently announced that Australia has recycled over 28million printer cartridges, and recycled toner is being used in a new road surface technology. The Victorian State Government's "Driving Investment for New Recycling" grant has funded numerous new business ideas, turning recycled discarded waste into useful new products. There is still too much waste going into landfill and there's money to be made from it. It's another area for potential investment in the ongoing transformation of Geelong.