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How to Create a Green Office Working Environment

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.

5 Innovative Gadgets for the Eco-conscious Office

It’s a common misconception that in order to progress towards a more eco-conscious lifestyle; you have to abandon the various high tech gadgets and tools that make your life easier (and more fun!). This may ring true in certain circumstances, but in the work place it’s not always possible to chuck out that time saving […]

June 16th

Economical Living Can Help Save Money and the Planet

Two of the most important challenges facing households today are how to live more economically and how to be more environmentally friendly.

Baines and Ernst have published a new Infographic called ‘Live more economically and save the planet’ which primarily offers advice on the first of these issues. However, much of the advice given can also be seen to be good for the environment and can indeed contribute to saving the planet.

Ecopreneur Ideas for Promotional Eco-Goodies

There’s a saying in marketing: give the people what they want. It’s easier said than done, of course, which is why many companies spend a TON of money on market research. While I’m no market research guru, I do know one thing that people want: cool, free stuff. I mean, imagine waking up, pouring yourself […]

April 22nd

Celebrating World Water Day by Reducing Water Use in the United States

The United States is one of the world’s biggest users of water—many Americans use as much water as approximately 900 Kenyans. As a result, water resources in the U.S. are shrinking. In the last five years, there have been water shortages in almost every part of the country, including the worst drought in at least 25 years, which hit 80 percent of the country’s farmland in 2012.

March 18th

PICHTR wraps up First Lightning Excelerator and Awards Nearly $400K to Cleantech Startups

Upon arriving in Hawaii for the inaugural Lightning Excelerator, one path of PICHTR’s dual-pathway Energy Excelerator, eight innovative clean energy companies enjoyed the warm weather and whale-watching season during a full and fast-paced week of cranking on their businesses.

March 13th

Disruptive Innovations Bring On ‘The Female Sanitary Revolution’

Every 28 days across the globe, half the world’s population menstruates. Yet despite this is one of life’s most natural occurrences, for millions of girls and women across Asia, Africa, Central and South America the high cost of sanitary napkins ensures menstruation is a significant challenge.

March 7th

Three Lessons for a Sustainable Economy | Building A Sustainable Economy

In 2008 Lehman Brothers collapsed in a fiery inferno and the capital markets were consumed by brimstone. Or so some would have us believe. The truth is it was all perfectly predictable because sudden collapses of confidence are built into today’s business cycle, where those with assets to protect try to inflate their value as much as possible before they cash in and leave others high and dry. Having a business cycle delimited by such extremes is in few peoples’ interests and one of the biggest challenges of building a sustainable economy is ensure that the boom/bust cycle is of net benefit to the majority of businesses.

March 4th

Reduce Work Hours to Address Global Warming?

Did you know that the US’ carbon emissions dropped over the past few years… roughly from 2008 on? Probably not: it didn’t get a whole lot of attention because the causes weren’t particularly appealing to many: natural gas fracking, EPA regs, and, yep, the recession. The last case is particularly interesting: sure, we don’t want the economy to remain stagnant in order to keep greenhouse gas emissions down… but less hours worked means lower emissions.

February 7th

Blackouts Plague Renewable-Rich Egypt

Egypt’s social, economic and political woes are well documented, highlighted by the world’s media on an all too regular basis. Away from the headlines, however, the thousands of power cuts inflicted almost daily on sections of the country’s more than 82 million population barely rate a mention. They should. When electricity consumption outstrips supply, the lights go out.

February 6th