This month, our Greentrepreneur is showcased not only for their commitment to becoming a more sustainable business but also for their response to their community in its time of need. Bart's Office Inc. was a major supporter of flood victims in the Baton Rouge area this past month, delivering truck-loads of supplies and volunteering their time to help affected areas get back on their feet. Below is an abbreviated version of our regular Greentrepreneur feature by owner Courtney Davis, along with some images of the help they provided our neighbors. Thanks to Bart's and all the businesses helping in the relief effort! Check out this article on how to get involved if you haven't already.
1. What are some of your proudest moments as owner of Bart's Office Inc.?
There are too many to list! Every day my employees go out into the business community, and help to relieve the stress of moving and installation projects. They help to make our companies mission a reality! I am extremely proud every day of their efforts.
2. What partnerships have you formed in order to leverage sustainable impact as a company?
We partner with non-profits like Habitat for Humanity and local schools, so that we may donate as much furniture as we can to keep it out of landfills. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
3. If you had a magic wand to change one thing that would make it easier for your company or other New Orleans businesses to go green, what would that thing be?
Help to lower the cost of doing so, and also offer more government incentives. Most companies shy away, because it isn’t cost effective for them to participate.
4. What advice would you give to other businesses who are trying to improve their internal practices to benefit their city and state?
Take a look around, I promise you will see a way to make your own impact. Also, partner with an organization like LifeCity to help you figure out how you can have a program for yourself.