‘Doing what we can’: small businesses go carbon neutral

Alex Houseman was feeling increasingly fed up when he decided to make his business, Over The Moo, carbon neutral.

“Seeing climate change bandied around as a political football for so many years is frustrating,” says the founder of the dairy free ice-cream business. “We are still in this place where not much is being done. The penny dropped that we can, in our own way, do what we can.”

Over The Moo is stocked in 1400 stores in  Australia and employs four people, turning over about $1.5 million last financial year.

After seeing larger organisations such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Opera Housego carbon neutral over the past year, Mr Houseman says he is keen to show it doesn’t have to stop with big businesses.

The cost of cutting carbon

That’s not to say the process of Over The Moo becoming carbon neutral hasn’t “had its challenges” with Mr Houseman working with the Carbon Reduction Institute under its NoCO2 Program to make the change. Read more

Cara Waters – Brisbane Times – 17 Feb 2019