The Green Movement

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In the article “Why Go Green” by the Association of Green Property Owners and Managers, I learned that embracing environmentally habits now can influence cost savings and produce a definite return on investments in the future. Going green has financial, community, and environmental benefits (Association of Green Property Owners and Managers, 2009). The financial benefits include: reduction of energy, water, and maintenance costs, businesses that go green are looked upon more favorably, and the employees are these businesses are more productive, happier, and lack absenteeism (Association of Green Property Owners and Managers, 2009). The community benefits include: reduction in health risks, improvement in public safety, and the quality of life is improved for everyone (Association of Green Property Owners and Managers, 2009). The environmental benefits include: improvements in air and water, reduction in solid waste, reduction in fossil fuel use and promotes alternate energy sources (Association of Green Property Owners and Managers, 2009). According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, green building is the method of developing and practicing healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, operation, demolition, maintenance, and renovation (Association of Green Property Owners and Managers, 2009). Green building is discovering ways to conserve energy and water, using environmental friendly materials and renewable energy, reducing solid

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