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Op Ed: Misleading Carbon Footprint Comparisons of Virgin vs. Recycled Paper

Major virgin paper manufacturers suggest that high recycled content is not appropriate for fine printing and writing papers, based on misleading carbon footprint…
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Fare Trade: Lifetime Bus Pass for Your Car

For some a lifetime trolley-bus pass might sound like the third-place prize in a contest where $1 million goes to the first-place winner.…
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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits (Part 2 of 2)

by David Jaber Benchmarking doesn’t require site assessments, as the Orchard Hotel and Xanterra examples in Part 1 show.  We just need the…
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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits

By David Jaber Facility assessments (investigating a building’s energy, water, material usage and waste, similar to LEED O+M or other facility greening audits)…
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Supplier Engagement: Shifting from Defensive to Collaborative

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. By Nicole Sherwin Companies are only beginning to uncover…
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The Role of Trust in Sustainable Business

By: Barbara Kimmel What is the role of trust in creating sustainable business? Trust Across America posed this question to several experts to…
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10 Recommendations for Start-ups Looking to Raise Capital

The 2011 Pipeline Fund Fellowship Pitch Summit had eleven woman-owned, for-profit, socially responsible businesses presenting their business plans, hoping to raise money from…
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Filling the Gender Gap – Educating and Training Women as Angel Investors

The glass ceiling is alive and well, especially for start-up entrepreneurs. According to American Express Open 29% of all US businesses are owned…
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Do Pennies Make Any Business or Environmental Sense?

Pennies from heaven don’t mean very much anymore, especially considering their costs to the environment and the expense of mining and minting them.…
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Improve Your Sustainable Business With SWOTs

Congratulations on being ahead of the business curve by having a sustainably themed business!  There are still too many old-school businesses that haven’t…
President Obama nominates Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce

Obama’s Commerce Nominee Brings Fighter Jets, Mickey Mouse and Sustainability to the Table

In a move that could prove transformational (more on that later), President Obama has nominated John Bryson, founder of NRDC, for Secretary of…
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Fair Trade: It’s Tough to be an Ethical Consumer

No one ever said green would be cheap or easy. The sad truth of the matter is the average consumer’s commitment to greenness…
Making Ideas Happen

Building Your Personal Business Model

I am a dreamer. I love imagining new possibilities and often find myself asking the "what-ifs?". Having spent the past 5+ years working…
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Sustainability: Defining the Undefinable

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…
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The EPA and Sustainability: The Re-Branding of an Agency

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…