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SIA Merchandising Monday Tip: Celebrating Earth Day!

04/21/2014

By: Ali Levy
April 21, 2014

Ali LevyTips By Merchandising Guru Ali Levy, alijlevy@gmail.com

I was inspired by this “solar orchard” I saw today while visiting  Shelburne Farms in beautiful Shelburne, VT.  The plaque is hard to see but it reads “in partnership with Green Mountain Power.”  This is a working farm with cows, chickens, sheep, educational programs and a magnificent inn.  They harness solar energy for their operations.  For those of us that don’t have access to solar energy, there are options for reducing the energy we use on a daily basis.

Shelburne Farms Solar Orchard, Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Farms Solar Orchard, Shelburne, VT

SBA.gov is the U.S. Small Business Administration.  If you visit their site, you will be able to search by state for local and regional programs that help small businesses become energy efficient, whether its through energy audit programs, or applying for grants to receive assistance with energy efficient upgrades.  Do your part for Earth Day 2014 and look into how you can become a green machine!

www.sba.gov

For more information about Ali and her company, contact her at alijlevy@gmail.com or visit her website, www.alijlevy.com.