SunRidge Farms Bike to Work Program

I love it when I find out wonderful things that some green companies do to help out the environment. It may be a feel good story or it may be just an idea that you can use for your company in helping it turn green. I recently corresponded with a team member from SunRidge Farms a grower of organic and natural foods, and what I found out was simple but it spoke volumes about the company and its commitment to green/enviromental issues. Sunridge has a bike-to-work program for its employees. This program pays employees $5.00 per day to ride to and from work. They say that some employees make as much as $100.00 per month.
I often get emails from people asking what kinds of things they can do to make their business more eco-friendly, so when I found out about SunRidge Farms’ bike-to-work program for employees I knew that I had to share it with all of you.
This just proves that the simpliest of ideas, just a little bit of imagination, can produce amazing things. I salute sunRidge farms and their commitment to the environment. I hope that small and large businesses out there can take Sun Ridge farms’ idea and perhaps impliment it in their comapny, or a variation of it. If it makes sense for your comapny, try doing something similar, or take SunRidge farm’s idea and make it grander.
Paying employees may not be possible if you have a small business, but there must be others ways to make a difference. If you are serious about making your company greener, no matter its size, why not have a round-table discussion and brainstorm how you can ‘green’ the company. If your comapny does not have a recycling program, that is a good place to start. If your business receives deliveries during the week maybe instituting a policy where all delivery drivers are not allowed to idle their vehicles for more than 2 or 3 minutes before having to shut the engine off. These small changes can lead to greater ideas and perhaps your company can come up with a simple yet important idea to make it a greener company. You may even want to share your ideas with our readers by leaving a comment below. Simple ideas and positive changes is where green business begins.

I often get emails from readers of this blog asking what kinds of things they can do to make their business more eco-friendly, so when I found out about SunRidge Farms‘ bike-to-work program for employees I knew that I had to share it with all of you.

I love it when I find out wonderful things that green companies do to help out the environment. It may be a feel good story or it might just be an idea that you can use for your company in helping it turn green. I recently corresponded with a team member from SunRidge Farms, a grower of organic and natural foods, and what I found out was simple but it spoke volumes about the company and its commitment to environmental issues. The bike-to-work program pays employees $5.00 per day to ride to and from work. They say that some employees make as much as $100.00 per month.

This just proves that the simplest of ideas, just a little bit of imagination, can produce amazing things. I salute SunRidge Farms and their commitment to the environment. I hope that small and large businesses out there can take SunRidge Farms’ idea and perhaps implement it in their company, or a variation of it. If it makes sense for your company, try doing something similar, or take SunRidge farm’s idea and add to it.

Paying employees may not be possible if you have a small business, but there must be others ways to make a difference. If you are serious about making your company greener, no matter its size, why not have a round-table discussion and brainstorm how you can ‘green’ your business. If your company does not have a recycling program, that is a good place to start. If your business receives or makes deliveries it makes sense to institute a policy where all delivery drivers are allowed to idle their vehicles for no more than 2 or 3 minutes before having to shut the engine off.

Let SunRidge Farms’ bike-to-work program inspire you. Small changes can lead to greater ideas and perhaps your business can come up with a simple yet important idea to make it a greener company. You may even want to share your ideas with our readers by leaving a comment below. Simple ideas and positive changes is where green business begins.

6 Comment(s)

  1. Great article and a great idea by SunRidge Farms. I think one of the easiest ways a business can go green is by implementing a simple recycling program. Most states recycling stations will pay for your collected glass and plastic. A business could collect these and use the money for an end of year Christmas party, or just donate it to an eco-friendly cause.

    Matt | May 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Hello,
    I share the same interest in green initiatives in small businesses and salute you for mentioning them. I even wrote a small book on it to try to get these small organizations take the turn. It is called 144 ways to reduce your organization’s ecological footprint and as you wrote in your last statement, I hope it helps them make small steps in the right direction.

    Michel Tourville | May 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. It is always great to hear of people making a difference in their communities, in this case by trying to make their businesses more eco-friendly through biking to work. It is a great way to help the enviroment while offering a healthy way to get to work each morning. But why not take it to the next level? There are paper products availiable that are renewable, biodegradable as well as compostable. There are countless products – everything from plates, bowls and cups to trash bags and utensils. These products can be used on a daily basis and can allow a business to take the next step to becoming even greener.

    Steve Saks | May 20, 2010 | Reply

  4. Wow, yes, hats off to SunRidge farms. This is a huge step for a company, and it is making a huge difference! I hope we see other companies follow suit.

    Brandon | May 21, 2010 | Reply

  5. I think that is a great idea. I often think that I would like to bike to work, but for most of the year where I live it is just too hot.

    Steve | May 23, 2010 | Reply

  6. I hope so too. It is an amazing incentive to their employees to reduce their carbon footprint.

    robertludvig | Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

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