Today we look at what has been called the world’s leading sustainability company providing education, certification and consultancy to businesses, tourism destinations, governments and educational providers.

Many people and businesses have begun to realise that climate change is a serious issue, caused by humans, and if we don’t do something about it now, it might be too late for the next generation.

We are all vulnerable to the impact of climate change and while everyone has a part to play, businesses in particular are facing increased regulation and pressure to reduce their carbon footprint.

Raquel Noboa worked in hospitality for 23 years and it was during this time she realised she could educate people about how their business could be greener and more sustainable.

This prompted her to establish 50 Shades Greener.


* Making your business or home greener is not just a nice thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.

* For a business, reducing energy costs by 30% could mean a saving of up to €80,000 a year (a sample medium size business).

* Segregating waste should be seen as a ‘given’ and not an additional action. We should be doing this anyway. It’s the other greater actions that will really make the difference

* Employee training programme teaches people how to measure and reduce their environmental impact at home and how to apply the learning to their workplace or community buildings.