Smart Green Business

Smart Green Business

Sophie Harrington, Australian Design Centre

"As an arts organisation, we don't have a lot of money and these savings are important. But making these changes is more than just immediate savings. It's an investment in the future, and it matters to us ethically."

Save money and the environment

Smart Green Business is a program designed to help small and medium enterprises save money and improve their environmental performance. Businesses can reduce their energy and water costs, improve waste management and get access to regular advice and support.

A winning initiative

Our Smart Green Business program has been awarded a 2013 NSW Green Globe Award in the category of Local Government Sustainability. The awards program recognises environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in NSW and projects are chosen for their ability to demonstrate ways in which we can all live and work more sustainably.

Who is eligible?

Small and medium-sized business operating within the local area.

To date, nearly 300 leading local businesses have saved an average of $4,700 in water, energy and waste bills by participating in the Smart Green Business program.

Why get involved?

  • Save money: Reduce your operating costs through efficient water, energy and waste management.
  • Access information: Learn from industry experts and receive the latest sustainability information.
  • Strengthen reputation: Find out how you can attract new business and enhance your standing with customers, suppliers and other businesses.
  • Free advice and support: Professional guidance is provided.

The program is run in partnership with Sydney Water and the Office of Environment and Heritage.


Jonathan Boys
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
02 9265 9333


NSW Government's Green Globe Awards

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 May 2015