Time to Reconsider Your Idea of a Company

by Paul Smith Ever have one of those moments when someone says something that makes everything else stand still?  This happened to me recently, in conversation with Brian Jamison, a man with an eclectic history that includes playing a hand in the first Disneyland and Sony Playstation sites, biodiesel production, and now acting as CEO of OpenSourcery, a Drupal focused Portland based web development firm that is a deep practitioner of sustainability on the human, environmental and technological fronts.  Take time now to let…

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Long-Term Green Business Initiatives

There are lots of ways to make your business more environmentally friendly. Some of these you can implement immediately, easily and cheaply – energy-saving light-bulbs, reducing unnecessary printing, turning appliances off when not in use, and so on.
Others are more complicated and may take a while to take effect and bring rewards, since they involve major investment or policies aimed at changing your employees’ environmentally unfriendly habits. Once you’ve implemented the quick wins, though, it’s worth thinking about these since over the long term they can bring substantial savings.

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Farm Alliance of Baltimore Improves Viability of Urban Farming

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s been an explosion in the number of farmers’ markets in the past few years. This has increased access to and demand for locally and regionally sourced food.

When this demand is combined with the excess space left by urban flight in places such as Detroit and Baltimore, it creates the ideal condition for urban farming to take root. But unlike traditional market models where each business competes to bring products to the consumer, many urban farmers recognize that collaborative arrangements can have multiple benefits.

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How to Create a Green Office Working Environment

As an employer, you are in a pivotal position to educate your workforce on how to improve their environmental awareness. By introducing a sustainability strategy with a number of environmental policies, you can create a green culture which encourages staff to behave responsibly in their working and social life.

Fortunately sustainability strategies have business benefits too, with efficiency improvements helping to reduce overheads, develop brand reputation and improve profitability.

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5 Innovative Gadgets for the Eco-conscious Office

It’s a common misconception that in order to progress towards a more eco-conscious lifestyle; you have to abandon the various high tech gadgets and tools that make your life easier (and more fun!). This may ring true in certain circumstances, but in the work place it’s not always possible to chuck out that time saving gizmo. You can however, replace various gadgets with their more eco-friendly counterpart, in turn helping to reduce the offices environmental impact bit by bit. On…

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Economical Living Can Help Save Money and the Planet

Two of the most important challenges facing households today are how to live more economically and how to be more environmentally friendly.

Baines and Ernst have published a new Infographic called ‘Live more economically and save the planet’ which primarily offers advice on the first of these issues. However, much of the advice given can also be seen to be good for the environment and can indeed contribute to saving the planet.

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Eight Eco-friendly Office Tips

  Individually, we don’t do much damage our world and its environment but when everyone is careless with precious earth resources, the cumulative effect is massive. It doesn’t take much effort to change and adopt the attitude that we should never throw away things we can still recycle. Here are eight quick and easy tips you can use today to make your office a more eco-friendly place. Use a Shredder Shredding documents that are no longer needed, that can then…

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Ecopreneur Ideas for Promotional Eco-Goodies

There’s a saying in marketing: give the people what they want. It’s easier said than done, of course, which is why many companies spend a TON of money on market research. While I’m no market research guru, I do know one thing that people want: cool, free stuff. I mean, imagine waking up, pouring yourself a nice steaming cup of organic, fair trade, shade grown coffee in one of these bad boys! Pretty awesome, right? You’d definitely be the envy…

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