Sweetgreen Greens Fast Food

Published on February 28th, 2011 | by

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Looking for a model of good, green entrepreneurship? Well look no further than sweetgreen. Started by three entrepreneurial 24-year old Georgetown grads in D.C. in 2007, sweetgreen is reinventing fast food, turning it into a healthy, casual, sustainable alternative. Having eaten there many times, I can tell you that it’s addictive. It is a winning […]

2011 Oscar Winner Natalie Portman Makes An Eco-Conscious Statement

Published on February 27th, 2011 | by

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She just won the 83rd Academy Award for Best Actress for “Black Swan” and she definitely knows to walk the talk! Natalie Portman is eco-friendly and is not afraid to show it. Portman, is a reported vegan, concerned about animal rights and conservation, and even sports an eco-conscious engagement ring. During this year’s Oscars, she was in the […]

N-Viro's Waste Diversion Technologies: Effective and Profitable

Published on February 23rd, 2011 | by

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N-Viro International Corporation (N-Viro) is an environmental and materials operating company that develops and licenses its technology to municipalities and private companies to convert biosolids into re-usable, marketable products. Their patented processes use lime and/or mineral-rich, combustion byproducts to treat, pasteurize and convert wastewater sludge from municipal sewage treatment facilities. Using their patented technology, N-Viro currently […]

1E: Pioneers in Green IT & Power Management

Published on February 21st, 2011 | by

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1E is a wonderful success story of a tech company with humble beginnings but deep-rooted green values. 1E was formed back in 1997 by Sumir Karayi, Mark Blackburn and Phil Wilcock who got together whilst working at Microsoft. With many years of experience working with blue chip companies they saw a need to reduce the […]

How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media (Infographic)

Published on February 16th, 2011 | by

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As technology adoption among small businesses increases, social media is an area that more business owners are becoming interested in. In fact, social media is predicted to see one of the biggest increases in online marketing spending this year, just behind website and e-mail marketing. Alexis Lamster, VP of customers at Postling and creator of […]

State of Green Business 2011: What’s In And What’s Not

Published on February 3rd, 2011 | by

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Greenbiz Group released its much awaited 4th annual report on the ‘State of Green Business’ (SOGB) this week, which threw light on the good, and no so good green happenings from last year and future direction for sustainable business. A breakdown of the report- Companies spent more on environmental & social responsibility despite the recession. […]

Reducing & Diverting Food Wastes: Need of the Hour

Published on January 24th, 2011 | by

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Growing up, we never threw away any food. Our food wastage was minimal from careful planning and innovation. Leftovers were turned into something more delicious and any food still leftover was shared or given away.  I am sure this was the story of many households. But not anymore. With our fast paced lives now, Americans […]

Food Trucks: A Sustainable & Viable Business Strategy?

Published on January 20th, 2011 | by

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Following Shannon Suetos’s post on green restaurants, is another possibility for sustainable food business: food trucks? The concept of food trucks has been around since the 50’s but the gourmet food truck has gained in popularity only recently with the social media boom and extensive coverage through reality shows like The Great Food Truck Race. Food […]

High End Restaurants See Better Returns on Green Investments

Published on January 18th, 2011 | by

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Most businesses have at least part of their staff involved in programs that promote green initiatives. For the most part they are doing it because it is good for business. Occasionally there are businesses that have a true, vested interest in a better global climate. Many restaurants have been going greener as time goes on. […]