Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep
30
2012
Recycling Electronics – BONUS

What It Is Recycling electronics is a way to reduce the negative societal, human health, and environmental impacts resulting from the improper disposal of electronic waste, or “e-waste.” Recycling e-waste will: (1) reduce the potential for electronic products’ hazardous materials to harm humans and ecosystems (2) extend the life of …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
30
2012
Chemical Reduction Methods

What It Is Chemical reduction methods are ways in which businesses can lower the chance that chemicals (usually from janitorial products) make their way into soils and waterways. Below are some common claims found on “environmental” chemical products that you should not take at face value: Non-toxic: Implication that product will …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
30
2012
Systems Thinking - BONUS

What It Is Systems thinking is a way of understanding reality that emphasizes the relationship and connections among a system’s parts, rather than the individual parts themselves.[1]  For example, consider a person with a cold. While you can treat the symptoms, systems thinking would require that you look at the …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
30
2012
Tracking Energy Usage

What It Is Tracking energy use involves monitoring, recording, reviewing, and analyzing energy bills and data on a regular basis so that you can identify how energy is used, and reduce costs and consumption.   Why It Matters             Tracking energy usage is an important first step to understanding how your …

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Sep
27
2012
Win Your Own Personal Power Source! Follow Us on Facebook & Twitter

Follow the Environmental Help Desk on Facebook for a chance to win your own personal power source — a Tremont Electric  nPower Peg! Follow us @EnviroHelpDesk on Twitter for a second chance to win an nPower Peg. The Environmental Help Desk for Business loves environmental innovation. Tremont Electric’s nPower Peg Personal …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
18
2012
Open-Book Management

What It Is Open book management is a way of running an organization in which the information received by employees not only helps them do their jobs effectively, but also helps them understand how the company is doing as a whole.[1]   Why It Matters In its simplest form, open-book …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
17
2012
Free Webinar: Employee Engagement for 21st Century Success

Join us for this free Green Plus Webinar (Weds., Sept. 26, at 2pm EST) to talk with experts from The Hitachi Foundation, the SJF Institute, and business leaders about best practices for employee engagement you can adopt to help your company and your employees succeed in a competitive marketplace. Learn about the Hitachi Foundation’s ground-breaking …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
12
2012
Please Check out our Environmental Help Desk for Business

In April, the we launched our beta Environmental Help Desk for Business with D.C.-based Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC). Through the Environmental Help Desk for Business, Green Plus and the BCLC convene businesses large, small, and in-between, in a discussion of new green supply chain standards and environmental innovation that can save …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Sep
12
2012
Promoting the Resilience of Natural and Built Environments: 9/24/2012

September 24, 2012 – 9a.m.: Through the support of State Farm, BCLC is convening to discuss the role of the private sector in promoting the resilience of built and natural environments. Natural and built environments are critical infrastructures to consider when promoting robust communities. The pace that communities can recover after …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
9
2012
Millions of Dollars In Opportunities for Small Businesses with GSA

GSA has millions of dollars in contracts for small businesses  The Government Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency solely responsible for supplying federal purchasers with high-quality products and services with incredible purchasing power. Between 2009-2010 the GSA engaged in over $9 billion worth of transactions throughout the country. Some of the …

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Willie Wright is a first year PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina. Prior to his admittance he worked as a Research Assistant on the Research on Food and Farming for All (ROFFA) project, a National Science Foundation sponsored initiative, which assessed the...
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