Step one was deciding to green your company’s buildings and culture, but step two is getting your employees on board with the change, and motivating them to contribute to your company’s new environmentally-friendly persona. Here are some creative ways to get where you’re trying to go.
Fascinating story in the New York Times about a New York based H & M clothing store destroying unsold merchandise and then dumping it into the trash. The article points out that in NYC, a third of the city is considered “poor” and in need of warm clothes, coats, hats and shoes. Finding bags and [...]
This is a great list. If you are an entrepreneur, or want to become one, you want to be familiar with the Small Business Trends blog by Anita Campbell and a team of others (disclosure: including me, although I haven’t been posting there as often as I wish). It has a wide spread of coverage, good [...]
If the health of our planet is of interest to you, then the next two weeks are as important as any in history, as told by Connie Hedegaard. The incoming president of COP15, the United Nation’s conference on climate change, does not mince words about the crucial nature of this global gathering. In an article [...]
In honor of Blog Action Day, the video here is a six-minute TED talk by William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Facing serious food shortages in his native Malawi while still a teenager, William taught himself some science and physics. And using scrap materials, he built the windmill that supplied electric power and [...]
The current Cash for Clunkers incentive presents a good opportunity for re-evaluating your business use of vehicles.
Turn out. Take action. Be part of this historic event. March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate [...]
So this was obvious but worth noting because it’s what you and I expected, and it shows that the right kind of business is going to go on. Toyota has announced plans to build an electric town car. Let’s see a show of hands now: Who’s surprised? So everybody is pretty much set on what’s [...]
It’s hardly surprising, given the obvious need, that investors are ready and willing to put money into green clean technology. That’s not a hard prediction to make. Still, given the down economy and the generally down numbers and poor outlook on investing, how about this: During 2008, green-tech venture investments jumped to $8.4 billion, a [...]
Greenbiz.com reported yesterday on a new group building a program to generate $500 billion in clean tech investment and 5 million green Jobs: The New Apollo Program is the creation of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of business, labor, environmental and community leaders promoting clean energy, energy efficiency and green jobs. The five sections of [...]