Scott Cooney

What To Do With Paper Waste That’s Not Recyclable?

Most paper waste is recyclable.  The margin may not be terrific on recycled paper products, except for clean white office paper, but it…

Guiding Principles for the New Economy

As the Green Business Conference wraps up its second and final day before giving way to the world’s largest green event (San Francisco’s…
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Woody Tasch: What Happens After Stimulus Money is Gone

Woody Tasch, author of Slow Money, and President and Chairman of the Slow Money Alliance, spoke on day 2 of the Green America…

Green For All at the Green Business Conference

Millions of new jobs.  An inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.  Dignity.  The ability to support one’s family. …

Social Media For Sustainable Business

At the Green Business Conference, Joey Shepp, founder of Earthsite, a boutique web design and strategy company, gave his presentation for best tips…

Should Eco-Labels Come from Government or Third Party Private Organizations?

According to Ecolabelling.org, there are more than 300 eco-labels commonly applied to products and services as diverse as building products and cleaning supplies. …

Boots on the Roof Offers Green Job Training

The interest in creating green jobs at the state and federal level has not diminished, nor has the interest by job-seekers in finding…

Creative Incentives for Bars to Go Zero Waste: Patrons Plan To “Get (Zero)Wasted”

Alcohol service may seem like the least likely industry to be taking up the challenge to go green, but increasingly, bars are seeing…
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Microfinance in the US: Will There Be a Green Focus?

Kiva.org, the world’s largest microfinance site, is so successful in part because Kiva itself is so fun, interactive, and imaginative in its presentation.…

Are You Smarter Than a Chicken? And Other Green Business Wisdom From Gil Friend

The Truth About Green Business, a new book by Gil Friend, founder and CEO of Natural Logic hit bookstores this month just as…

The Ultimate in Eating Local–Backyard Chickens!

When the University of Chicago undertook an assessment of the global warming caused by our diets, they found exactly what many vegetarian activists…
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The Business Case for Coal

Common logic says that despite the surge in interest in renewable and clean energy, coal remains a dominant part of our fuel mix,…

Running a Green Business in Costa Rica–Organic Farming and Ecotourism Meet

On a recent trip to Uvita, Costa Rica, I picked up a flyer offering a tour of Finca Carolina, an organic farm, plus…

Starting a Green Business in Costa Rica

Starting a green business, one that is environmentally-friendly, socially responsible, and economically sustainable, is one of the most gratifying experiences a person may…

Wine Tastings, Crab Cakes and Great Scenery – Is This Why Amtrak Is Rising?

Amtrak, the nation’s passenger rail system, has been declared dead so many times, it must feel like the characters in Monty Python’s SPAM-A-LOT…