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Aquaponics: Sustainable Urban Fish Farming [VIDEO]

June 11, 2013 by Steve King

Aquaponics creates a sustainable, synergistic food growing system. Fish waste from the fish tanks feeds the plants. The plants also clean and filter the water, which is then returned to the fish tanks.[read more]

Small Businesses Taking Big Sustainable Strides

February 27, 2013 by Brent Hardy

As large corporations raise the green movement from a mere ripple to a tidal wave of sustainable developments, from recycling measures and renewable energy sources to package and processing redesigns, customers will begin to expect sustainable practices from every company, even small businesses.[read more]

A Business Model That Will Blow Your Mind

February 20, 2013 by Becky McCray

My intention is to inspire you to take a long hard look at your business and imagine and brainstorm how you could reinvent your business model so that you are able to make an even bigger impact.[read more]

Environmentally Friendly Office Policies

February 7, 2013 by Tushar Mathur

Running an environmentally friendly office is not simply a socially responsible policy; it is increasingly becoming an economically wise choice. By reducing avoidable pollution and waste, a business can become more efficient and save money even as it can demonstrate its commitment to going green.[read more]

10 Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Office

April 25, 2012 by Small Biz Bee

There are some relatively easy and inexpensive ways you can green your office, reduce your impact on the environment, and connect with customers who have environmental concerns:[read more]

Finding Your Passata -The Story of Products Made by People

March 23, 2012 by Gavin Heaton

If your product is made by people, you have another way of engaging your audience. People to people: P2P[read more]

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Ranking Green Business School Programs at Beyond Grey Pinstripes, SXSWeco [Video]

October 5, 2011 by Carissa Wodehouse

We caught up with Judy Samuelson, Executive Director of the Business and Society Program at Aspen Institute, after the panel Training the New Generation of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs at SXSWeco 2011. She created the Business and Society Program in 1998. Here she describes Beyond Grey Pinstripes (www.beyondgreypinstripes.org), the Aspen Institute's interactive site which ranks business schools on their green programs.[read more]

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Stuart Decew of Yale on Business Education and Entrepreneurship at SXSWeco [Video]

October 5, 2011 by Carissa Wodehouse

We sat down with Stuart Decew of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment at SXSWEco 2011 to talk about the future of business education.[read more]

Clean Up the Planet With These Eco-friendly Office Tips

September 2, 2011 by Tushar Mathur

Commercial buildings account for a good amount of greenhouse gas emissions from our society. They are generally large users of power, equipment and consumable items. This article will go over some key ideas to help reduce your offices environmental footprint.[read more]

Why Sustainability is Like High School Sex

July 13, 2011 by bradzarnett

Embedding Sustainability into Organizational Culture: A Recipe for Innovation, At a recent TSSS event Dr. Bertels shared with our audience her research into how companies can actually ‘do’ sustainability, and do it well.[read more]

Is SolarReserve Worth Its Salt and a $737 Million Loan Guarantee?

July 4, 2011 by MarcGunther

One of the knocks against renewable energy has been that, unlike coal, natural gas and nuclear energy, it is intermittent. Solar and wind power can’t be relied upon when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow. SolarReserve, a well-financed California startup that can store energy from the sun, wants to change that with the help of a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.[read more]

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What USPS Can Teach Small Businesses about Going Green

April 24, 2011 by Geri Stengel
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The USPS has saved $27 million by going green. Small businesses can learn money-saving tips from how it was done.[read more]

Make Your Small Business Go Green in 2011

January 25, 2011 by Tushar Mathur
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  As individuals most of us make resolutions around this time of the year in an effort to improve our lives. But what about companies? There are definite resolutions that business and companies can make to improve their business and how the company is run. One of those resolutions is to make your business greener in 2011. And if...[read more]

Tips for a Green Office

December 23, 2010 by Tushar Mathur

  This post was originally posted here: Tips for a Green Office Keeping the office current and on-track when it comes to environmentally friendly practices isn’t always easy. There could be various personalities and opinions to deal with regarding green practices and not everyone might care as much about the effects of wastefulness...[read more]

Save Money By Going Green

December 19, 2010 by Tushar Mathur

  If you wish to save money by going green, you have to make certain that you are willing to make lifestyle changes.  Going green is more than simply deciding to finally stick to recycling.  Going green is a state of mind that should stretch into every part of who you are.  What is great about this change is that you...[read more]

Green Changes in the Works for the 2022 Olympics

December 17, 2010 by Tushar Mathur

  The United States Olympic Committee USOC is not only looking to further the athletic accomplishments but make sustainable environmental changes to the Winter Games. And with the bid for the 2022 games being award in 2015, they must move fast with their efforts. This began with naming Andrew Liveris and Dow Chemical the worldwide...[read more]

Drowning in Oil

December 14, 2010 by Jim Estill

Finally we have a touch of winter. I read a gripping book about the BP oil spill in the gulf called Drowning in Oil - BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren Steffy. As the title suggests, the author feels that the disaster in the gulf was largely caused by BP's pursuit of profit. The book is clearly written with an anti-BP...[read more]

The Coolest Green Brand On The Planet

November 15, 2010 by Tushar Mathur

  We are in a time when marketing teams have more knowledge about what makes us tick than at any time in history. Research techniques have developed to such an extent that Google even displays adverts to us that follow us around as we surf the internet, adverts that are tailored to our personal tastes. We are bombarded with...[read more]

How to Save Money and Save Energy – Computer Edition

November 9, 2010 by Tushar Mathur

  How much energy does your computer use? Would you believe that you could be wasting as much as 250 watts just from your PC tower? A laptop uses as much as 50 watts and an old fashion CRT monitor can use as much as the entire computer, doubling your usage. I was alarmed to find this out myself… I have always tried to be energy...[read more]

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Office Manager?

November 4, 2010 by Small Biz Bee

  In the modern workplace, organization and communication are key. You can’t expect to succeed in any workplace if you don’t ‘speak the language’ or know the lingo. Every job has its own line of nuance and expectation, and office management is no exception. To be a successful office manager, you not only have to know the language...[read more]