The Green Business Blog Carnival, #1

Welcome the first ever weekly Green Business Blog Carnival! This is a post which serves as a wrap up of the week’s most interesting green business news, as interpreted by various green business publications and writers. It will be hosted somewhere new every Friday – you can find out where it’ll be by checking out this list.

Without further ado…

This week CleanTechies asks: Why Pay for Solar? Blogger Chuck Colgan outlines a host of options to get your business running on the sun without shelling out a dime.

In honor of Startup Friday, Sustainablog offers us a profile of Way Basics, a creator of furniture made out of recycled paper – including a short interview with CEO Jimmy Chiang on their interesting business practices.

The Green Economy Post’s
Aysu Katun writes on How Sustainability Reporting Can Help To Improve Your
Bottom Line
– Increasingly more companies are starting to publish sustainability reports, which as a management tool for businesses can have significant benefits

E+Co, also known as Energy Through Enterprise looks at entrepreneurship in Africa this week – emphasizing that Entrepreneurship is the driver that will lift the developing world out of poverty.

The Building Advisor’s Big Numbers Post offers a discussion of energy efficiency in commercial buildings, national usage, and how energy diagnostics fit into reducing consumption while lowering bottom line.

Cream’s Right Brain Left Brain Blog offers a pithy blog post about Greenpeace’s latest guerrilla marketing offensive on BP.

Finally, the Inspired Economist investigates the possibility of environmentally responsible foam-core material for tradeshows. It may sound like a foamy topic, but tradeshow display waste adds up big time.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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