How to Green a Coffee Shop: Top 5 Strategies

Throughout history, coffee shops have been where citizens gather to change their society. In the 1700s, coffee shops were where the fires of the American Revolution were fueled. In the 1800s, coffee shops were where laborers debated their rights during the Industrial Revolution. Today, as we too fight for our right to a sustainable society, coffee shops may yet again become one of the most important small businesses in America. If you currently own, or plan on opening a sustainable…

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How to Green a Burrito or Fresh-Mex Restaurant: Top 10 Sustainable Strategies

Want to green your Fresh-Mex or burrito place?  There are some sustainable strategies unique to both restaurants in general and those which serve cuisine like burritos, tacos, and nachos.  Here are the top 10: Organi-fy your staples. Beans and rice are a staple on most Mexican/Fresh-Mex menus, and represent the grand majority of the calories you’ll be delivering. The great news is that this is an easy thing to get organic without breaking the bank. At our local food co-op,…

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10 Key Qualities That Make an Effective Business Leader

Cinema, Computers, Communication and Creative Arts – Steve Jobs played a massive role in changing how the world looks at these domains. Indra Nooyi, the CEO of Pepsico made it to the Forbes list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’. In spite of all the criticism, Larry Page has been successfully running the most influential company of the digital era – Google. Have you ever wondered how these and various other successful leaders are/were able to wield such a…

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10 Ways Ecopreneurs Are Going Green in 2015

10 Ways Ecopreneurs Are Going Green in 2015

Perhaps you have already given up on some, or all, of your New Year’s resolutions. But regardless of what month it is, every day is another opportunity to make better decisions, especially those that result in greener and smarter choices for your health and the environment. Ecopreneurs lead green technology innovation and utilization in the workplace because they are aware of the positive impacts on the environment. Many of the trends in green workspaces are not just beneficial for the…

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$2.9 Trillion In Annual Savings… From Businesses Simply Cutting Waste! (VIDEO)

Originally published on PlanetSave.com Did you know that McKinsey & Co. has estimated that the world could save $2.9 trillion annually just by eliminating wasted energy? The following video explains how… and so much more! In the video, Jonathan T. Scott, who has helped hundreds of companies in over a dozen countries save millions of dollars in costs, explains how and why businesses can reduce unnecessary expenses and increase profits by understanding the basic building blocks of sustainability. The information…

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How Going Camping Helps Me Be a Better Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs have all sorts of secrets for their success. Focus, stick-to-it-iveness, passion…even trust. What works well at one company may not work as well at another, and of course, and what works for one entrepreneur might not work as well for another. But in a recent study of empirical data cited in the Entrepreneur Magazine, morning people tend to get the day started on the right foot, tend to be up and at work before many other people (thus giving…

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Panel: Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management, July 24 at 2 pm EST

  Waste Management presents a huge opportunity for inventive entrepreneurs to create sustainable business models around the world. For the third panel discussion on Be Waste Wise, I will have an opportunity to engage in a conversation about waste management with two entrepreneurs who are disrupting the way we think about being in the waste business. WHEN: July 24, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm WHERE: www.wastewise.be Follow the conversation on twitter through #wastewise  About the Panelists Tom Szaky is the CEO…

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