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 […]

In Tough Times Cobranding May Be Best Bet For Non-Profits

Published on October 24th, 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. Well, I am certainly not a doomsayer. However it does look like the economy is going to slow down over the next few […]

Forget the pump. Brew your own fuel.

Published on October 23rd, 2008 | by

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While researching the greening of transportation that I reported on earlier this week, I came across an incredible new product, the EFuel100 MicroFuelerTM. This incredibly beautiful “appliance” lets you make your own fuel. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/HUmZNvAWRkM&hl=en&fs=1] A self-contained micro-refinery, the EFuel100 makes environmentally friendly ethanol at about $1 a gallon. Both a pump station and an ethanol […]

The Quickest Way To Begin Greening Your House

Published on October 23rd, 2008 | by

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Quick – What’s the easiest way to reduce your energy use and costs in your home? Better Insulation, perhaps? Solar panels on the roof? Microturbine on the lawn? All valid ways, but there’s an even more direct path. Your thermostat. If it’s more then an orange pointer to a temperature, in other words programmable, you […]

Introducing ‘The Inspired Economist,’ A New Resource For Ecopreneurists

Published on October 22nd, 2008 | by

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The Inspired Economist (IE) (http://inspiredeconomist.com/) provides a bridge between idealism and capitalism, profit and passion, iconoclast and industrialist, right and left, and all of the other dichotomies that serve as distractions from the serious issues that face the world. The IE aims to foster creativity, and to rally both emerging and established business leaders around the goal of creating a more just and sustainable society. A multi-media resource for the New Economy, the IE serves individuals and companies focused on the nexus of people, planet and profit: the “triple bottom line.”

High transportation and shipping costs got you down?

Published on October 22nd, 2008 | by

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Despite what you may think, times like these are perfect times to reassess your shipping and transportation practices.  High fuel costs, increased freight rates combined with the demand for shorter delivery times and reduced inventories can lead you to a new way of thinking. There are ways to green your transportation and shipping practices by […]

How To Use Cause Marketing Without Causing Chaos

Published on October 22nd, 2008 | by

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Environmental Research reports that Cause Marketing can Make a Difference which is good news for social entrepreneurs. A recent survey conducted on consumer packaged goods found that, yes, consumers do prefer and purchase products associated with a charity or cause. 74% increase in actual purchase for a shampoo brand when associated with a cause (47% […]

Cashing In On Sarah Palin With Green Vodka

Published on October 21st, 2008 | by

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Ecopreneur Toby Foster’s organic vodka is made from locally grown Alaska potatoes and glacier water and marketed under the name Permafrost vodka. The Glaciar Creek distillery is Alaska’s first licensed distillery and Foster hopes to cash in on the increased interest in the last frontier. Or does he? Alaskan entrepreneur Foster has been working on […]

BIC Ecoluctions Line

Published on October 20th, 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. It is estimated that six billion pens are thrown away every year in the US. BIC, one of the largest pen producers in […]