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4 Things You Can Learn from the Craft Brewing Industry

Craft brewing is an industry that is feel-good in more ways than one. Boasting more than $8.7 billion in total retail sales in 2011 from the nearly 2000 American craft breweries (the highest total since the 1880s, per the Brewers Association), the craft brewing industry proves that it is serious business. By creating a collaborative culture that emphasizes high quality products, the craft brewing world serves up powerful lessons.

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The Truth Will Out: The Power of Employees

The increasing power of employees in corporate social responsibility programs and initiatives is evident in employee commitment and engagement, as well as retention and hiring.

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Raise a Glass to Green Beer

Triple Pundit teamed up with The Can Van to better understand the connection between two of our favorite topics: sustainability and beer! With each new industry professional we met, and every brew we enjoyed, it came as no surprise that our appreciation for beer deepened.

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Radical Sharing for the New Industrial Revolution

The access economy, also known as collaborative consumption, is characterized by the sharing of goods, space, services and expertise, in innovative ways; typically through an online platform. This idea of sharing instead of owning represents a disruptive shift in the consumer conscious, one that could transform the economy as we know it.

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Should We Praise Goldman Sachs for Pledging to Invest $40 Billion in Clean Energy?

Goldman Sachs announced on Thursday it plans to invest $40 billion of its own and its clients’ money in renewable energy projects over the next decade. There are some good reasons why this announcement should be praised and not ridiculed. At the same time, you always need to look at the big picture and when you do, suddenly this step looks more like a lipstick on a Wall-Street pig. So which one is it?

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Clean Coal Funding Stalls

According to a new report published by the Worldwatch Institute, funding for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, otherwise known as clean coal, has stalled at the 2010 level of $23.5 billion. This concerns some people because this technology will take a long time to develop. And if we make a half-hearted effort, by the time it is ready to go, it might be too late to make any difference.

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7 Tips for the Earth Conscious Homebrewer

You have probably read enough Triple Pundit articles to know that the craft brewing industry is exemplary in the area of sustainability . But how about your homebrewing operation? Here are a few tips and thoughts to make your carbon footprint a little lighter. Chime in with your tips in the comments!

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United, Boeing and UOP Join Big Push for Biofuels

If there are still any doubts that biofuels are ready for the big time, last week’s announcement by United Airlines, Boeing, and UOP (a Honeywell company) should put them to rest. The three industry heavyweights have joined with the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Clean Energy Trust to form the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels … Continued

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BP Agrees to Major Pollution Cuts at Tar Sands Refinery

Back in the waning days of the GW Bush administration, the EPA approved a permit issued by the State of Indiana, long known for its laxity in environmental affairs, to BP, to expand a refinery used to distill petroleum from Canadian tar sands oil. But that’s all over now.