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Angel Wind Energy Shows How Smart Entrepreneurs Can Shift Into the Green Economy

Entrepreneur Ben Harroun and his family got their start in general construction 30 years ago.  Their aim and business niche, for almost 30…

Creating a Successful Elevator Pitch for Sustainable Businesses

Entrepreneurs need an elevator pitch like a plant needs water.  Even the hardiest will eventually wither without one.  Sound preposterous?  It’s not.  The…
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Nominations Are In…Vote for Your Sustainable Business “Must Read” List!

In an earlier post, we at 3P asked you to nominate a book you feel is a “must read” for those interested in…

Employee Engagement Around Sustainability–Survey Results from Brighter Planet

Brighter Planet, a company dedicated to the mitigation of climate change through personal action, is perhaps best known for its tools that help…

Geoengineering as a Potential Part of the Climate Change Solution

Geoengineering has been tossed around as a potential solution for climate change. Jamais (Ja-may) Cascio, Senior Fellow of The Institute for Ethics and…

Van Jones’ Take on the State of Green Business

In last week’s column, I wrote about this upcoming State of Green Business Forum.  As I indicated, I was perhaps most excited to…

Best Buy Moving Forward on Alternative Transportation and Other “Clean” Electronics

Rick Rommel, Senior VP of Emerging Business at Best Buy, was a guest speaker at the State of Green Business Conference.  Best Buy…

Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Kevin Surace of Serious Materials, at the State of Green Business Conference

Serious Materials, a green building materials company focusing on energy efficiency retrofits, raised $65 million through venture investments during the down economy–an anomaly…
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Are We Moving the Needle? Joel Makower’s Take on the Overall Green Business Picture

If the greening of mainstream business is alive and well, despite the bad economy, what is the overall big picture?  Joel Makower of…

For a Crash Course in Sustainable Business, What Are the “Must Read” Books?

The sustainable economy is perhaps the fastest growing, fastest changing segment of the overall economy.  It’s hard to keep up with all the…

Next Week’s State of Green Business Forum: Pushing the Green Economy Forward

GreenBiz.com’s State of Green Business Forum next week (February 4th) in San Francisco comes at a time when modest leadership at the federal…

Permaculture Ecotourism–An Exploration of Rancho Margot in El Castillo, Costa Rica

When the area around Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, was deforested to make room for “McCattle”, little planning was done for the sustainable use…

More Plastic Packaging and Less Product–Are Wallaby and O Organics Simply Greenwashing?

When an organic food retailer markets a product that looks and tastes similar to its competitors, but offers a lower price, one has…

Paul Hawken on the State of the Markets

Sustainable Industries continues to impress me.  Yesterday’s SI Economic Forum featured Paul Hawken, well-known author (Ecology of Commerce, Natural Capitalism, Blessed Unrest) and…

Chance to Win $200 by Giving Your Opinion on Your Workplace’s Sustainability Initiatives!

Have you ever wanted to know how many companies give their employees the chance to recycle or compost?  Ever wonder how your company…