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Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

Green Business News - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 02:01 am

Forward-thinking businesses ought to monetize water risk so it can be factored into investment decisions and considered alongside other business metrics.

Why understanding the true value of water is smart business
Categories: Green Business

How Costa Rica has been unlocking the value of its rainforest

Green Business News - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 02:01 am

Payment for Environmental Services, a government-led initiative, has enabled the country to double the size of its forests while tripling its GDP per capita in the last 25 years.

How Costa Rica has been unlocking the value of its rainforest
Categories: Green Business

Vermont's largest municipal utility goes 100 percent renewable

Green Business News - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 02:01 am

Wind, hydro and biomass provide the bulk of electricity consumed in the city of Burlington.

Vermont's largest municipal utility goes 100 percent renewable
Categories: Green Business

How to engage millennials? Appeal to 3 core values, 3 core traits

Green Business News - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 02:01 am

Younger generations of adults enjoy characteristics of their own and ideals shared with everyone else. Here's how brands can strike up a conversation.

How to engage millennials? Appeal to 3 core values, 3 core traits
Categories: Green Business

New York pursues microgrids for widespread resiliency

Green Business News - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 02:01 am

Reinventing the state grid, the NYPA focuses on seven projects to keep hospitals open, prisons secure and other critical functions working during outages.

New York pursues microgrids for widespread resiliency
Categories: Green Business

Why stakeholder engagement is key to successful CSR programs

Green Business News - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 02:32 pm

Building online communities to engage with stakeholders conveniently, transparently, authentically and frequently is key to unlocking business value.

Why stakeholder engagement is key to successful CSR programs
Categories: Green Business

Eliot Coleman’s Guide to Creating a Root Cellar

Chelsea Green - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 11:24 am

As temperatures start to drop, make sure you are ready to preserve your root vegetable harvest in a soundly constructed, home storage system. In the following excerpt (adapted for the web) from Four-Season Harvest, Eliot Coleman shares his expertise on building a successful root cellar. For more step-by-step projects to jumpstart your season extension plans and prepare […]

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Categories: Sustainability

9 ways sustainability drives profit

Green Business News - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 02:01 am

From lower costs to higher brand performance and improved employee morale, a serious business case can be made for sustainability. In case we forgot.

9 ways sustainability drives profit
Categories: Green Business

Coke, Philips, Shell call for big climate cuts in Europe

Green Business News - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 02:01 am

Businesses want a 40 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 as concerns mount over lack of support for carbon capture and storage.

Coke, Philips, Shell call for big climate cuts in Europe
Categories: Green Business

For Sprint, communications is core to climate resilience

Green Business News - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 02:01 am

Here's a look behind Sprint's future-proofing plans for its networks, fleets, emergency response and more.

For Sprint, communications is core to climate resilience
Categories: Green Business

Denis Hayes: From Earth Day to the Bullitt Center

Green Business News - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 02:01 am

Earth Day may be Hayes's most famous project, but his quest to get the Bullitt Center certified as a Living Building is fascinating.

 From Earth Day to the Bullitt Center
Categories: Green Business

Stericycle, DOT and CDC help hospitals prepare for Ebola waste

Green Business News - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 02:01 am

For health care sustainability managers, there's an emerging waste stream to consider: infectious waste from the Ebola virus.

Stericycle, DOT and CDC help hospitals prepare for Ebola waste
Categories: Green Business

Michael Harvey to Speak at the London Climate Forum

SustainAbility Latest - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 11:50 pm

SustainAbility Analyst Michael Harvey will be speaking at the London Climate Forum 2014, a student-led conference to be held at Imperial College London on November 22, 2014.

The aim of the London Climate Forum is to inspire students to take action in response to climate change through sustainability and social enterprise by providing them with a series of interactive exhibitions and talks on what climate change is and realistic solutions.

Built on the belief that students have the power and potential to create a sustainable future, London Climate Forum 2014 will bring together leading thinkers from politics, business, campaigning, media, science, and engineering.

Michael will be giving a talk on how SustainAbility is helping companies become more sustainable and prepare for the changing climate.

Register here to attend.

Categories: Sustainability

Patagonia launches 'Vote the Environment' campaign

Green Business News - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 02:01 am

The apparel company seeks to help officials who will support advancing renewable energy.

Patagonia launches 'Vote the Environment' campaign
Categories: Green Business

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change

Green Business News - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 02:01 am

Can a book be the salvation to the global climate challenge?

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change
Categories: Green Business

Why data is essential to a Mexico City family farmer's survival

Green Business News - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 02:01 am

How a group of EY employees were dropped near Mexico City to bring their business acumen to traditional farmers threatened by industrial farming.

Why data is essential to a Mexico City family farmer's survival
Categories: Green Business

Working together, EHS systems and CSR rocket a company to success

Green Business News - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 02:01 am

Environment, health and safety and corporate social responsibility shouldn't be on different worlds. As co-pilots, they take companies to new worlds.

Working together, EHS systems and CSR rocket a company to success
Categories: Green Business

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security

Green Business News - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 02:01 am

Information about water use and availability helps us learn how to best use this resource. If we can collect the pieces, we can solve the puzzle.

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security
Categories: Green Business

Hot off the Press: New Fall Books!

Chelsea Green - Tue, Oct 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

What better way to ease the transition from summer fun to the fall months than exploring all our exciting new books. Whether you are looking for the ultimate mushroom guide; take the next leap in permaculture; get everything out of those weeds in your backyard; improve your digestive health or  just curl up with a  memoir — you’ll […]

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Categories: Sustainability

5 concepts that could revolutionize 3-D printing

Green Business News - Tue, Oct 21, 2014 - 02:01 am

We piece together the puzzle of what 3-D printing technology means from a sustainability perspective.

5 concepts that could revolutionize 3-D printing
Categories: Green Business
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