The Green Electorate Votes Democrat and Republican

Published on November 3rd, 2008 | by

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No matter which presidential candidate walks away today with a key to the oval office, I’ll be a happy man. It’s not at all that I don’t care who sits in the hot seat on Pennsylvania Avenue – rather I’m just happy that I don’t need to be worried about a military coup or massive […]

Is There A Consumer Movement Waiting For You?

Published on November 3rd, 2008 | by

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My family is coming for Thanksgiving this year and I’m going to try to make it a 100-mile meal.  The 100-mile movement is a local eating “experiment” whereby you buy food that is locally raised and produced from within a 100-mile radius of where you live. I need all sorts of ingredients to make my […]

Green Bags Designed to Fit in Shopping Carts

Published on November 2nd, 2008 | by

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This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.[social_buttons] Here is a neat idea for you Ecopreneurist trying to break into the organic food or other industries where grocery chains play a […]

Blue Investing – Is It Safe To Go Back Into Water?

Published on November 1st, 2008 | by

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This post is submitted by Paul O’Callaghan, founding CEO of the Clean Tech consultancy, O2 Environmental Inc. and lecturer on Environmental Protection Technology at Kwantlen University. The prospect of ‘Peak Water’ is stimulating both investment and innovation in the water sector. More and more water technology start-ups are receiving venture capital funding and at the same time, […]

Do the Big 3 Need a Bailout?

Published on October 31st, 2008 | by

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The following is guest post submitted to me by the ecopreneurs over at Grow and Make – The Sustainable Living Store. Currently, lobbyists working for Chrysler and General Motors are working to encourage the US Congress to direct part of the $170 billion bail-out to help Chrysler and GM merge into a new car company. […]

Cheapest Green Pen Yet, Ideas from PPAI Tradeshow

Published on October 31st, 2008 | by

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This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. For the Ecopreneurist looking for an inexpensive but high quality green pen the Super Hit Opaque Eco by Senator – introduced at the […]

On Demand Warehousing: The Smart, Green Option in This Uncertain Economy

Published on October 30th, 2008 | by

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Ah, the internet, what an amazing tool you are for helping businesses grow. Or even exist. You allow so much more to happen for so many more people than in the past.  And yet, there’s only so much you can do online, if you deal in physical products. They need to be stored somewhere. Packed. […]

GreenBacks #1

Published on October 30th, 2008 | by

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Ever since I was a child learning about history through the cartoonist Larry Gonick’s “Cartoon Guide…” series, I have believed that cartoons are an incredible medium for explaning complex ideas in an entertaining way.  I think the sometimes awkward, always humorous intersection of business and environmentalism makes for a great setting for a cartoon world.  […]

The Perfect (Eco) Pitch to Investors

Published on October 29th, 2008 | by

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I’m a fan of The Funded, an online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide. It’s a great example of a venture that promotes transparency and allows entrepreneurs to help each write business plans, share ideas and ultimately obtain funding. A recent post discussed what the entrepreneur seeking funding should bring […]

Three, fresh ways to green your supply chain – better and faster

Published on October 29th, 2008 | by

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We saw Wal-Mart, a company with worldwide-wide revenues only second to Exxon-Mobile, signal last week in Beijing that it is moving away from “intermittent transactions with many suppliers toward longer-term arrangements with a smaller group of manufacturers“. Then, this week in the news, IBM starts on a roll to eliminate the ‘burden’ of paper — […]

Is ‘eco’ still going to be big?

Published on October 29th, 2008 | by

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Wondering how the financial crisis is going to effect your business?  Well, you’re not alone.  Trendwatching.com recently posed it as question #1 in their Top 15 Trend Questions (and Answers). In answering the big question, they give answers to various ‘recession’ related questions, including the eco-question on my mind: “Is ‘eco’ still going to be […]

The Human Resources Advantage in Green Businesses

Published on October 29th, 2008 | by

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Last week I blogged about avoiding trouble with human resource issues, and this week I’m taking a more upbeat note. As a green business, you’ve got a hiring and motivational advantage, and you should retain those dedicated employees with as many benefits as you can without breaking the bank. Alignment around the Environmental Mission One […]

Is Leed’s EcoSmart By Pushing for Paperless Catalog?

Published on October 28th, 2008 | by

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This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. I have written before about the great eco-friendly products from Leed’s. Their EcoSmart brand covers a lot of territory from totes to notebooks […]

How To Harness The Power of YouTube.

Published on October 28th, 2008 | by

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If you don’t already know about Andrew Hargadon, you should. He’s an entreprenuership and sustainability visionary — my opinion, but I am not alone.  He posted this Girl Effect video as an example of the power of YouTube. What do you think? [social_buttons] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/WIvmE4_KMNw&hl=en&fs=1] His point is that YouTube offers powerful opportunities to communicate to […]