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The Future Is Renewable

October 5th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

The search for ways to meet our energy needs whilst also making sure that we don’t strip the planet of [&hellip

5 Key Sustainability Updates for 2013

July 30th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

This is a guest post by Heidi Quigley and it was first published on “Sustainable Ink”. Heidi looks at 5 key sustainability updates [&hellip

Long-Term Green Business Initiatives

July 26th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

There are lots of ways to make your business more environmentally friendly. Some of these you can implement immediately, easily and cheaply – energy-saving light-bulbs, reducing unnecessary printing, turning appliances off when not in use, and so on. Others are more complicated and may take a while to take effect and bring rewards, since they involve major investment or policies aimed at changing your employees’ environmentally unfriendly habits. Once you’ve implemented the quick wins, though, it’s worth thinking about these since over the long term they can bring substantial savings

Farm Alliance of Baltimore Improves Viability of Urban Farming

July 15th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

If you hadn't noticed, there's been an explosion in the number of farmers' markets in the past few years. This has increased access to and demand for locally and regionally sourced food. When this demand is combined with the excess space left by urban flight in places such as Detroit and Baltimore, it creates the ideal condition for urban farming to take root. But unlike traditional market models where each business competes to bring products to the consumer, many urban farmers recognize that collaborative arrangements can have multiple benefits

How to Create a Green Office Working Environment

July 5th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

As an employer, you are in a pivotal position to educate your workforce on how to improve their environmental awareness. By introducing a sustainability strategy with a number of environmental policies, you can create a green culture which encourages staff to behave responsibly in their working and social life. Fortunately sustainability strategies have business benefits too, with efficiency improvements helping to reduce overheads, develop brand reputation and improve profitability

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