Video Interview: Mary Capozzi Sr. Director CSR, Best Buy

3p founder Nick Aster sat down with Mary Capozzi to discuss Best Buy’s commitment to sustainability, and in particular, a new program that trains teenagers in technological literacy and other related skills. This interview is part of a series of videos taken with CSR leaders at our GRI Training Course in Minneapolis last week. We have additional courses coming up all year, please click here to learn more.

Ecolibrium Solar: Cutting-Edge Simplicity for PV Solar Installation

Just as for any trade show, the recent Intersolar North America gathering in San Francisco displayed no shortage of high-impact marketing booths, pretty women dressed in matching corporate colors, and iPad giveaways for a smattering of lucky attendees. But there were fewer companies exhibiting their wares than at last year’s show, and beneath the surface of the … Continued

The Public Sector Pioneers the Case for Green Building

The public sector is making the case for green building materials and processes, including integrated design, broad stakeholder collaboration, and long-term thinking. Sustainable building practices are embodied in the new LEED Platinum San Francisco Public Utilities Commission HQ.

Kickstarter Phenomenon ReadySet: A Powerful Example of Trickle Up Innovation

A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a near unlimited set of inputs, powering a huge range of devices. This has relevance both in far off the grid developing countries and back here in the States as well.

U.S. Post Office On Track To Meet All But One Sustainability Target

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently released its Sustainability and Energy Scorecard to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a reporting tool that federal government agencies use to publicly report on the progress of their sustainability goals. The Scorecard shows that the USPS is on track to meet all of its goals, except a reducing vehicle petroleum fuel use by 20 percent by 2015.

“Greening” Your Office Paper

Paper selection can have a big impact on efficiency, waste and contributing to sustainability goals. We’ve compiled some tips for making better paper choices.

Utilities Provide 4 Lessons in Consumer Behavior Change

The latest heat wave provide one more incentive for utilities to take action to encourage customers to save energy. Their innovative efforts provide every industry looking to change customer behavior with valuable lessons. Here are four of them:

Video Interview: Lura Shopteau, French Meadow Bakery

Lura Shopteau has worked with French Meadow Bakery for some time and catered our GRI evening panel. She was kind enough to sit down for a bit to talk about the history of the company and how it is committed to sustainability.