Environmental Help Desk for Businesses

Jun
11
2013
Survey: The Greener the Business, The Greener the Bottom Line

“Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic downturn. Among those businesses, the greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major …

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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
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
16
2013
Forget rooftops, Solar Roadways installs solar panels under highways and roads

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, there are more than 4 million miles of highways and streets across the United States.  Solar Roadways is using those highway miles to its advantage by introducing the first prototype in the United States of a solar panel that can be installed beneath …

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Environmental Policy and Planning and...
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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
14
2013
Supply Chain Information: (Electronic) Information

Sector Name: (Electronic) Information SIC code: 51 Major Players Software Microsoft IBM Oracle SAP Ericsson Hewlett Packard Internet Publishers Interactive Corp IAC Glam Media, Answers Network Daily Motion Network Federated Media Network AOL Broadcasting Television NBC CBS ABC FOX Radio Clear Channel Communications Cox Radio, Entercom Communications, Sirius XM Telecommunication Verizon …

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Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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May
14
2013
Wilmington's Green Airport

When you think of Wilmington, the city’s vibrant film industry and its charming downtown’s proximity to the ocean may come to mind. Wilmington also has a delicious and sustainable local food scene, and now one of the latest Certified Green Plus employers: the very sustainable Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Below …

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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
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
30
2013
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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