Learn about energy insights, build a plan and save!

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This program is designed for small businesses owners and sustainability team leaders who operate from a brick-and-mortar location such as a restaurant, office, warehouse, or retail space and want to learn how to go green in Arizona.

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Each module includes videos, knowledge quizzes, downloadable materials, and links to reach out to your instructor. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the free course.

  • 1

    Module 1: How Sustainable Practices Are Good for Business

    • Lesson 1: Welcome to the Going Green & Going Smart Certificate Program

    • Lesson 2: What Is Sustainability?

    • Lesson 3: The 3 Pillars of Business Sustainability

    • Lesson 4: How Sustainable Practices Make a Difference Over Time

    • Lesson 5: The Bottom Line - The Cost of Doing Nothing

    • Lesson 6: The Benefits of Energy Efficiency

    • Quick Survey: Do You Have a Sustainability Plan?

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    Module 2: How to Create Your Sustainability Plan

    • Lesson 1: Benefits of a Small Business Sustainability Plan

    • Lesson 2: Creating a Vision for Your Sustainability Plan & Identifying Your Needs

    • Lesson 3: How to Identify Sustainability Goals for Your Small Business

    • Lesson 4: How to Implement Your Sustainability Plan in Your Small Business

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    Module 3: How to Conduct an Energy Audit & Transform Your Small Business

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Sustainability in the Workplace & Assessing Areas of Opportunity

    • Lesson 2: HVAC - A Breath of Fresh Air for Customers and Employees

    • Lesson 3: Water Conservation - How to Make Small Changes to Preserve and Conserve Water

    • Lesson 4: Lighting - Bright Ideas to Illuminate Your Workplace

    • Lesson 5: Work Equipment - Tame Your Most Expensive Tools

    • Lesson 6: Zero Waste - How to Manage Waste and Create a ‘Zero Waste’ Workplace

    • Lesson 7: Smart Energy Devices - Technology to Simplify Your Business

    • Quiz: Test Your Energy Efficiency Knowledge

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    Module 4: How to Develop Your Green Marketing Plan to Attract More Business

    • Lesson 1: What is a Green Marketing Plan?

    • Lesson 2: How to Promote Your Green Efforts to Attract More Business

    • Lesson 3: Green is the New Green - Consumer Industry Data Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

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    Module 5: Discover Additional Resources & Insights

    • Lesson 1: Review - Going Green & Going Smart Program

    • Lesson 2: Money-Saving Programs & Rebates With APS

    • Lesson 3: Working with APS - Diverse Supplier Program and Trade Ally Resources

    • Lesson 4: Conclusion - Additional Resources for Your Small Business

    • Final Survey & Receive Your Certificate of Completion

Complete this free course in under 60 minutes!

Take your sustainability efforts to the next level.

This online curriculum is provided for customer convenience only. Any action you take based upon the information provided is strictly at your own risk, and APS will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection therewith. Savings may vary.

Connect with other green businesses!

Share ideas, network, and collaborate

The Going Green & Going Smart Program powered by APS helps small businesses in Arizona gain the right tools to save money and energy for a cleaner, greener community. This private learning community is designed to help participants of the program with questions, ideas, and provide a space for other small business owners to collaborate.

About Your Instructor

Program Manager & Instructor

Edgar Olivo

EDGAR RAFAEL OLIVO is a bilingual business mentor to CEOs, Entrepreneurs, & Leaders on Sustainability, DEI, & Economy. He’s a non-profit executive who is passionate about education. He is certified in finance and data analytics and holds a business degree from Arizona State University.

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