FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2014
Net Impact releases sustainability consulting toolkits to help students make a tangible impact with real-world businesses and organizations
San Francisco, CA (April 18, 2014) – Net Impact, the premiere global nonprofit that inspires a new generation of leaders to put their values to work for a more sustainable future, has released a free green energy survey toolkit. This new resource allows students to make a tangible impact in their communities by consulting with local organizations on their sustainability measures. The green energy survey toolkit offers step-by-step instructions that teach students how to conduct a one to three hour green energy audit and then make recommendations for change, offering students valuable sustainability consulting experience and a valuable skills-based learning opportunity.
Net Impact, in partnership with Green Impact Campaign, has stated a nationwide goal of 100 energy surveys completed, identifying 1 million kWh of energy savings over the next two months. The project is designed to be easily accessible to students who care about sustainability in business.
“Small businesses in the U.S. currently account for roughly $60 billion dollars in energy costs and are responsible for half a billion metric tons of carbon emissions every year,” said Daniel Hill, co-founder of Green Impact Campaign and creator of the toolkit. “The average small business has the potential to cut their energy consumption by 15-20% through simple, low-cost energy-efficiency upgrades. However, most of them don’t know where to begin.”
“For many of our student members, sustainability engagements in school can lead to a lifelong impact career,” says Net Impact CEO, Liz Maw. “Once students see how much of an impact they can make by applying their business skills to social and environmental causes, many of them seek out ways to spend more of their working hours on these issues.”
The green energy survey toolkit is available for a free download at http://www.netimpact.org/energysurvey.
About Net Impact
Net Impact is the leading nonprofit that inspires a new generation to work within and beyond business to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. We support student and professional leaders to act locally through our vibrant chapter network and connect globally online and through our flagship conference. By doing so, we show the world that it’s possible to make a positive net impact that will transform our lives, our organizations, and the world. Learn more at netimpact.org .
Projects for Good Program Associate, Net Impact