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Effective Social Media for Sustainable Businesses

As a blogger and social media focused PR person for numerous companies, I spend a lot of my time swimming in the tweets,…
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Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Cities are now home to a majority of the world’s population and are on the front line in…
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Greening Pro Sports: Rallying for Recycled Plastic Rally Towels

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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NedWater Turns the Water Cooler Into a Tool of Action

Many of you reading this have a glass of water sitting nearby. Water is typically seen either neutrally, something that just comes out…
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What do Tabasco Sauce, Bamboo, and Oregon have in common?

How do you thrive as a newer, bamboo focused business in a tough economy, one that’s halved the market in recent years, and…

Portland’s Green Drop Garage Powered by Everything from Veggie Oil to…Vinyl?

You hear so much about green cars these days, from the ubiquitous Prius to the rarified Tesla. But what if you want to…

Portland, The Emerging Solar Hub?

Mention solar, and advocates of this renewable energy source salivate at the thought of solar panel farms spreading across California’s Central Valley, farther…
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Eleek Takes ‘Go Local’ Ethos into Green Building

If you’ve done any digging into the green building realm, whether it’s as a homeowner, contractor, or just a design fan, it’s a…
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Portland Roasting: Taking Coffee Beyond Fair Trade

Fair trade has come a long way in a short time, the most visible face of it being coffee. No longer the provence…
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Why We’re Getting Recycling All Wrong – And What Can Be Done About It

Recycling. It’s everywhere these days, having gone far beyond the usual suspects and showing up in the most mainstream of retailers. Upcycling is…
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Newest Employee Perk: A Shiny New Bicycle

Increasingly, private companies are looking for ways to reduce their parking expenses and mitigate clean-air compliance problems by offering employees cheap or even…

The ISSP: Professional Development for the Sustainability Practitioner

The green networking space is getting crowded. Countless online resources are available where green-minded professionals can connect and interact. But you know that…

City of Portland Succeeds in Reducing Greenhouse Gases to 1990 Levels

With remakably little difficulty or cost, the city of Portland, Oregon, has succeeded in lowering its greenhouse gas emissions essentially to the level…