Written by Kodie Axelsen
With our health deteriorating with the consumption of highly processed foods, the effects of global warming and mass production, it is no wonder getting back to basics is becoming more popular.
Eco-friendly processes such as organic farming, solar power and electric vehicles are taking over the production lines. They’re also making their way into the finance world with green loans and reduced interest rates for energy efficient assets. Yes, you heard right! Even the banks are getting on the bandwagon!
If you are an earthmoving business and looking to purchase an excavator you can now get energy efficient interest rates based on the energy tier of the asset. If you are looking to purchase solar hot water, solar panels or an electric vehicle charging station you can now get a low rate home loan option to pair with your existing home loan.
Obviously the options don’t end here but they are a couple of examples of the way the banks are fulfilling their obligations to keep the planet green.
We are seeing more organic farming, more sustainable business practices and even more importantly a conscious effort from business people who care for the livelihood of future generations. We have depleted this earth for profit, now lets help businesses grow in sustainable industries with the incentive to achieve growth and positively impact the planet.
They may be small in stature but they are mighty in numbers. The more sustainable businesses we see coming up the ranks the more power we have to make change.
It’s exciting to think that the world is now making solid changes to support sustainability and the health of our planet and humanity. It’s one small step for man and one huge leap for mankind. As always there is much more we can do, but this is a start and we all have to start somewhere.
I invite more conscious business owners to gain knowledge of the options available to them. As always, if you’re looking to purchase energy efficient assets don’t hesitate to call the office and we will be more than happy to help point you in the right direction.