A provision to the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act if passed, will, “require companies to report each year whether or not their products contain any conflict minerals.” Conflict minerals are mined in Eastern Congo, and include, “cassiterite, wolframite, coltan, and gold, “according to Wikipedia. Many of these materials are used to […]
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Another post inspired by a HARO request. This time it was an ask for low or no-cost tools used by small businesses. I did a quick search for the word “free” in my book and realized there are dozens. Here are my 19 favorites: Free energy-efficiency information, resources, and technical advice—ENERGY STAR for Small Business […]
This Earth Day, it was my mission to take serious steps towards greening my home office. While saving paper was the no-brainer approach, there is no escaping those documents that absolutely need to be printed in any office large or small. So, the next obvious choice is to look at greening your print habits. […]
I have been testing out the HP Officejet Pro 8500, a brand new wireless printer from HP. This is the first time I have actually seen jet printer provide photo quality output. Given that this printer is significantly cheaper than laser printers, this “All-In-One” machine might just be the perfect solution for small businesses.
Climate change entrepreneurs, your time is now! The world believes that entrepreneurs are key to climate change solutions, so get set to present your business plan.
Forum for the Future, a not-for-profit sustainable development organization has collaborated with the Financial Times, newspaper and technology giant HP to announce the FT Climate Change Challenge, a competition offers a $75,000 prize for the best innovation to tackle climate change.
HP has announced that their EnergyStar Pavilion dv6929 laptop will be packaged in recycled-content messenger bags instead of the traditional cardboard boxes. As a result, they’ve won Wal-Mart’s Home Entertainment Design Challenge, a contest open to all suppliers of consumer electronics products that focused on good design and innovative packaging design that facilitates reducing, reusing, […]