Thank You Readers, Environmental Defense Fund, and Greener World Media

As you likely noticed, the 3p team has been hard at work to provide the people who have made what started as a little side project the conversation-starting site that it is today. We’d like to thank you, our readers for being part of the movement in support of integrating people, planet, and profit in business. Thanks for the thoughtful comments, your time, and all of the nice things you say about us (at least when we are within earshot).

As an independent business media company, we depend on the support of like-minded companies and organizations. You’ll notice in the recent redesign of this site that we have begun featuring the logos of sponsors, as part of our vision for deeper, long-term partnerships that will create value for our prized readers. Please join us in thanking our friends at the EDF Innovation Exchange and Greener World Media this month for their support.

The Environmental Defense Fund recently launched its Innovation Exchange to share best practices, new ideas, and case studies for businesses looking to improve their environmental and business performance. They have a great new blog featuring real world advice and case-studies from leading environmental thinkers. It’s definitely worth your time, and we’d say that even they weren’t a much appreciated sponsor. And best of all, the people at the EDF are doing it because they want to help address the climate problems by providing solutions, and sharing thought-leading resources; their hearts are in the right place. You can also get tips and news in bite-sized portions by following @EDF_InnovEx on Twitter.

Perhaps of interest from the EDF Innovation Exchange blog:
Metrics for tracking fleet progress – tips on tracking environmental impact, as featured in Automotive Fleet.
Low-Energy Computing: Why not replace PCs with thin clients? – how “dumber” computers are actually the smarter choice for businesses that like saving money and energy, while increasing security.
Green Global Partners: Big Biz & EDF – award-winning journalist Edward Iwata chats up the EDF for a post on his blog on making green progress despite the underperforming economy, greenwashing, and private equity gone green (really?).
PaperCalculator 2.0: An even more robust tool for managing paper – on their popular business resource for calculating the environmental impacts of paper choices,
A Dollar Today: The Advantages of Building in Energy Controls – Climate Corps (a great EDF program, in partnership with Net Impact) post by UMich MBA candidate Hunt Briggs on his work at Biltmore Farms.
Lean Business is Green Business: Improving performance with EDF’s Green Portfolio Framework – a case study on the EDF’s partnership to improve the environmental and business performance of private equity leader Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).

Greener World Media, the great people behind, have been covering green business news and providing though leading analysis and reports since 2000. They also publish GreenerBuildings, GreenerComputing, ClimateBiz, GreenerDesign and produce events that we’ve promoted here at 3p in the past. You can also find Greener World Media at @greenbiztweets on Twitter.

Thanks for being part of our community in support of business done better. If your business could benefit from becoming a more visible part of the 3p community, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. There is nothing more exciting for us than to help like-minded businesses and organizations succeed.

Ryan Mickle is one of the partners and pundits behind 3p. He is a consultant, speaker, and passionate advocate for transparency, values-driven business, and empowering "consumers" to become evangelists in our new, decentralized media landscape. Ryan holds a BA in Economics from Berkeley, and he loves traveling, running marathons (love may be too strong a word), yoga, and contributing to the gross national happiness (GNH) in business and otherwise.

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