home officeBeyond “Green” marketing efforts and manufacturers, it’s good to remember that small businesses are often environmentally friendly by nature – without even trying.

Self-employed professionals and at-home businesses not only remove themselves from the daily commute, they reduce the need for separate utility connections, bills, air conditioning and more by utilizing buildings that would otherwise sit idle. This kind of multi-tasking is the ultimate in the Reduce “R” of the recycling triangle.

So if green measures are important when you are shopping for services, consider the benefits of micro-businesses that reduce their impact on the environment by avoiding the intense overhead larger companies require. In addition, lower overhead usually means these businesses can offer more affordable services.