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Tips To Make Your Business Better for the Environment:

  • Get organized. Form a diverse team representing all aspects of your business. 
  • Decide on your objectives and set a goal. 
  • Write it down and communicate your goals to everyone. Put a plan together and publish it. 
  • Get into compliance. Your existing permits provide a great starting point in identifying areas of concern. The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) has services to assist with compliance. 
  • Baby steps. Focus on the "low-hanging fruit." Start with easy projects and delegate responsibilities. Don't try to do everything at once. Remember, it is a process, not a race. 
  • Participate in state leadership programs and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary programs that help you learn from others and offer mentoring opportunities. 
  • Get certified. Adding the right label to your product can demonstrate your environmental stewardship efforts.​​​​​ 
  • Join a trade association and use its resources to help you improve. 
  • Don't forget about energy. Contact your energy provider for assistance in conservation and utilize the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
  • Tell your story and advertise your successes. 
  • Engage your community. 
  • Form partnerships to maximize resources and results. 
  • Get trained. Compliance Assistance staff offer training on environmental compliance and stewardship topics. Webinars are also a great way to access training. 
  • Stay informed. DEP has a blog to help keep you informed on federal and state initiatives. 
  • Have fun while helping the environment.