Above & Beyond

This Environmental Help Desk section provides a resource to help your company sort through the many green and sustainable business certifications and you understand
• The best fit for your business
• Certification costs
• Credibility (in other words, who is behind it)

May
28
2013
Sustainable purchasing gets its own umbrella organization

 “SPC (Sustainable Purchasing Council), which launches officially at a July meeting in Washington, D.C., didn’t set out to create its own rating system. Rather, it borrows a page from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building framework by using existing certifications and guidance to inform a systemic approach to …

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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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May
21
2013
BCLC Situation Report: Oklahoma Tornadoes

The Situation Report is a service of BCLC’s National Disaster Help Desk for Business, made possible by the Office Depot Foundation. The Help Desk is available for impacted businesses that need assistance understanding the recovery resources available to them, as well as to companies that want to learn the best way …

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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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May
15
2013
New Report Highlights Local Chambers of Commerce As Clean Energy Change Agents

(May 15, 2013) While clean energy progress remains slow at the national level, local chambers of commerce are taking the reins in their local communities to drive economic development around clean energy, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today by Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy. With ten in-depth case …

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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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May
6
2013
Environmental Innovation Map 2.0 Launched!

“Last year, at the July 18 Role of Business in Environmental Innovation Working Meeting, BCLC and Shell gave a preview of the Environmental Innovation Map. At the time, the map displayed only 25 projects, and the projects were deemed innovative based on a case-by-case evaluation. Over the past year, with the help 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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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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Mar
13
2013
Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium

Register for early bird rates  NOW!   Join Us April 16, 2013 – 9:00AM – April 17, 2013 – 5:30PM in Washington, D.C.  Building Public-Private Partnerships for Economic & Environmental Improvement Many of the challenges facing the United States today are a complex mix of environmental and economic factors. The nature 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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Feb
28
2013
Register Now! Hear Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface - March 12

Register Now to hear Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface on Employee Engagement & Environmental Innovation, March 12. Communicating the value of environmental innovation and stewardship can be a challenge throughout large organizations. Erin Meezan, the Vice President of Sustainability at Interface, Inc. will discuss tactics such as spreading …

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Feb
1
2013
Register Now! IBM's Dave Bartlett on Internal Operations & Energy Efficiency - Feb. 21

Register Now to hear David Bartlett, Vice President for Smarter Physical Infrastructure at IBM  BCLC will be hosting a series of webinars in the first quarter of 2013 to share innovative best practices in environmental stewardship–an area where current strategies can make significant impact now and new opportunities within a company …

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Jan
23
2013
Register Now! Jan. 28 - Jeff Rice, Walmart Sustainability Director on Supply Chain Operations

 Register Now! ‘Supply chain management has emerged as one of the most important areas for companies looking to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Not only do supply chain improvements represent opportunities for companies to cut costs, but sustainable supply chains also allow companies to be more resilient, transparent, and respected. …

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