Depending on the type of business you’re in, you may have already started to move away from using so much paper every day, through judicious use of electronic documents and digital assets, or through moving to a cloud-based file system instead of paper files, but for far too many companies, the promise of a paperless […]
If you’re anything like many of us in the green business scene, then making the leap from buying fuel-efficient vehicles to considering the purchase of an electric car for yourself or your business isn’t a very big one. The long-term fuel (and environmental) savings can be quite considerable, which helps bolster the economic argument for […]
3D printing was once solely the realm of prototypers and custom fabricators, but that is rapidly changing, due to the virtual explosion of affordable 3D printers on the market, and the adoption of easier-to-use software that controls the devices. This 3D printing revolution is changing the future of business, as even small companies and startups […]
We green types get accused of loving nature, the environment, etc., more than human beings a lot. But, from my perspective, an environmentally sustainable lifestyle is pretty human friendly: not only do we all need clean air, water, and soil to survive…
Creating a technology startup can be an epic journey, much like that of a boy yearning to play baseball in the World Series, at least according to Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal. “I was thinking the other day about how life progressing through a tech startup is much like what I imagine what the journey […]
Our food system is inherently flawed. Food wastage and hunger are prevalent in both first world and developing nations, though underlying reasons for them are different.
Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article written by Anna Lappe and Danielle Nierenberg, Sustainable America has created this visual representation of the food waste problem in developed and developing nations while millions go to bed hungry. What are some solutions?
According to the EPA, the single largest component of solid waste reaching landfills in the U.S. is food waste where decomposing food becomes a significant source of methane. Composting a big way we can reduce food waste going to landfills, but many people are hesitant to give composting a try, because they live in smaller space and not sure about composting in an apartment. The folks at Sustainable America show us how it’s completely possible and relatively easy to compost in a small amount of space!
As we progress into the next year of 2013 we wonder how many companies will keep up with what consumers want, which are greener and healthier products. The world has become more Eco friendly over the last few years and manufacturers know that in order to please consumers they need to be offering green eco-friendly products that meets their demands, it has become somewhat of a standard practice.
If you are in the business of anything, you know you need resources – whether it is human or natural capital. When Mitt Romney, a successful businessman famously made a joke about climate change at the 2012 GOP’s national convention during the 2012 presidential elections, he assumed that resources are unlimited and climate change does […]
A handshake, friendly banter, or a favorite product. Small businesses fill our days with the things we need and help keep our communities thriving. This infographic highlights the importance of small businesses and the value of shopping small. (Graphic: Business Wire).
What do people on social media think about climate change?
Here is a creative graphic featuring opinions on climate change with you. These were collected via conversations on social media around the time that Climate Week was running. It includes commentary on climate change from The Secret Seed Society, Frontier Power, BritishEco Ltd and The Carbon Trust amongst others, with the aim of raising awareness and increasing discussion and actions on climate change issues.
Etsy the online marketplace for handmade goods is not only helping fledgling artists make money and popularizing the “buy handmade” movement. It is stroking entrepreneurs! This excellent infographic via Mashable sums up the impact that Etsy is having on small home entrepreneurs. What are the 5 ways Etsy fuels entrepreneurs?
New research shows a significant number of Americans plan to cut their paper consumption in half in the next 5-10 years. That’s one of the findings of a new survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by TNS global on behalf of Nitro – the maker of PDF products. Nitro developed the survey to find out why offices have not gone paperless in the age of iPhones, tablets, and computers.
To highlight some of the ways small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to market innovation, IBM and GOOD teamed up to produce this co-sponsored infographic that looks at recent findings published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an international think tank. The research study outlined the many ways that SMEs may be small in size, but are often able to raise the bar for innovation.
Small and medium sized business are the hot-seats of innovation and sustainability. What is going to spur on the small-business era? Young entrepreneurs hold the most promise.
According to a new study by the Kauffman Foundation, more than half of Americans aged 18 to 34 want to start their own company, but just 8 percent of them own businesses now, with the biggest barriers being- a lack of access to credit and an undue amount of risk.
The ‘What’s the Deal with Green Jobs” Infographic by Jobvine Jobs shows some very interesting statistics about green jobs!
Did you know??
You can earn more with a green job?
Green non-residential construction industry can potentially grow to a 145 billion dollar industry by 2015!
President Obama’s goal is to obtain 80% clean energy by 2035?
Green IT solutions are high on senior executives lists.
See what the top green companies in the US are doing!