Carolyn Fortuna

holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. She draws upon digital media literacy and learning to spread the word about sustainability issues. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook and Google+
clean energy on the rise

Clean Energy on the Rise for Business One Year after Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Clean energy on the rise — it’s big news in the US business sector. One long year after the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Agreement, renewable clean energy is stronger than ever in the US business market. That’s because business owners of all sizes are increasingly understanding the benefit of sustainable choices to their customers and bottom lines. In fact, both clean energy system providers and business consumers are saying that they expect demand for clean energy to keep…

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ethically conscious

Small Businesses Must Meet the Needs of Customers Who Make Ethically Conscious Decisions

I stood before the refrigerated case of my locally owned and operated grocery store, staring at the plastic-wrapped meats and poultry. As a vegetarian for most of my life, this is not a place I visit very often. But it was a holiday weekend, and I had offered to prepare a traditional family meal for three generations. A butcher emerged from swinging doors, and I asked if I had overlooked free-range, organic, and possibly vegetarian-fed offerings. He shook his head…

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