Monthly Archives: April 2013

Apr
30
2013

Supply Chain Information: Manufacturing

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Supply Chain Information: Manufacturing

Sector Name: Manufacturing SIC code: 31-33   Major Players BMW Mercedes Benz VW Intel Phillips Lighting CEMEX (2011) Nissan North America, Inc. (2011) ConocoPhillips (2011)   Major Issues Affecting the Industry A major concern for manufacturers is how to increase production and efficiency while reducing carbon emissions. One way in …

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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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Apr
26
2013
Do Your Part for the Environment and Eat Your Spoon!

Even for the most environmentally conscious of us, it’s easy to be tempted by the convenience of disposable utensils. But even under the most ideal conditions, a plastic spoon would take at least 20 years to decompose; these conditions virtually never happen though, putting the more realistic time of decomposition …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Apr
23
2013
Be One of Business’ Best: Tips to Win a BCLC Citizens Award

Tune in for a webinar to learn more about the 2013 Citizens Awards including new categories, tips from past winners and judges, and deadlines that you won’t want to miss. This year, BCLC is excited to present six new awards that recognize the significant impact of business. Our 2013 awards 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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Apr
22
2013
The Yin & Yang of 'Green' Certifications: What to Watch Out For

Thinking about pursuing a green certification? Thinking about buying something that has one? Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with the Ithaca, NY, community about green certifications and the new forces in business that are pushing the envelope in sustainability. If you’re thinking about buying a product or doing …

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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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Apr
18
2013
Algae-Powered Structure Redefines 'Green' Building

With all the recent interest in algae as a potential power source, there hasn’t been much tangible to show for all the research that has been put into it – up until now. Through a collaboration between international design firm Arup, Germany-based Strategic Science Consultants, and Austrian architectural firm Splitterwerk, …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Apr
16
2013
What janitorial cleaning supplies do you recommend?

There are several products that are commercially available, such as SeventhGeneration and GreenWorks.  If you’re looking for products that you can purchase in bulk, try online vendors like CleanIt Supply, or check out this great article from Treehugger.com about where to purchase green cleaning supplies.    Additionally, you can look for products that …

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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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Apr
16
2013
New Podcast!  Employee Programs with Tim's Cascade Snacks

In the second of a series of podcast on premier employers, Green Plus sat down with Tim’s Cascade Snacks to talk about its excellent employee engagement practices, such as English language programs, health promotion programs, workplace training, educational opportunities, as well as long-standing policies of hiring from within. General Manager …

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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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Apr
11
2013
Filabot Looks to Close the Loop on 3-D Printing

  It seems like almost everyday brings about another news story detailing the increasing possibilities of 3-D printing. What these articles don’t usually include is the high cost of the ‘ink’ – plastic filament – that these printers use, with a kilogram spool of the plastic reaching prices of $40 …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Apr
4
2013
Billboard Creates Drinkable Water from Thin Air

Water scarcity is emerging as one of the most pressing global issues, but it also represents an incredible opportunity for problem-solving innovation. One such example is found outside of Lima, Peru, where total rainfall is virtually zero and humidity can reach up to 98 percent, resulting in a shortage of …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Apr
3
2013
Farmigo bring the farmers' market to your fingertips

As farmers’ markets become increasingly popular around the country, locally grown fruits and vegetables are easier for consumers to obtain than ever. But as with everything else, there can always be too much of a good thing, even with farmers’ markets. With so many opportunities to sell their produce, the …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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