Environmental Help Desk for Businesses

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
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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Mar
28
2013
First Ever Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Across the US

With the American public’s excitement for the prospects of solar power seemingly fading, two men have decided to do their best to recapture the nation’s imagination – by flying across the country in the world’s first solar-powered plane. The plane, known as The Solar Impulse, is the creation of Andre …

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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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Mar
27
2013
Supply Chain Information: Print Media

Sector Name Information: Print Media SIC code 51   Major Players Newspaper Publishing Companies   Gannett Company The New York Times Company News Corporation McClatchy Company Dow Jones & Co.   Book Publishers   HarperCollins Random House imon & Schuster Macmillan Penguin Group Hachette Book Group   Magazine Publishers   …

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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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Mar
21
2013
New Removable Toner Erases Wasteful Printing

Despite the countless predictions of offices around the world moving towards eliminating the use of paper in favor of digital alternatives, anyone who has ever stepped into an office knows that this isn’t the case. Printing is pervasive as ever, which has led to some companies to rethink these demands …

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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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