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Can Telecommuting Benefit Your Business?

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Although many companies remain reluctant to offer telecommuting to their employees, there is growing evidence of the benefit from flexible working arrangements for the environment and for your business. The Telework Research Network estimates that telecommuting has the potential to eliminate over 51 million metric tons of carbon emissions every year in the U.S. alone [...]
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How China's Growing Energy Demand Impacts Your Small Business

Posted In GOING GREEN

In 2010, China’s demand for energy exceeded that of any other country for the first time, even surpassing the energy consumption of the United States. BP’s 2011 Statistical Review of World Energy showed China as using a full 20.3 percent of last year’s global energy supply, reflecting a trend towards higher energy consumption in many [...]
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Attending Green Business Events

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For any business with an interest in pursuing sustainability initiatives, it can be a challenge to keep up to date on the constantly evolving ideas that can help you meet these green goals. From new best practices to new product developments, remaining independently informed can be a significant undertaking. Attending green-focused events are an excellent [...]
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The Role of Small Business in Greening the U.S. Military

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The United States military’s global presence and its wide variety of responsibilities create a significant need for support from small businesses in achieving its initiatives. This increasingly includes support for a large number of eco-friendly initiatives, as the Armed Forces seeks ways to reduce its energy use and carbon footprint in efforts to reduce costs, [...]
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Take it Offsite: Have a Green Company Outing

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Remember those sunny days back in school when the teacher would take class outside?  While the lesson plan was the same, being outside added a new, exciting dynamic to group learning.  In fact, according to studies, children who are taught outdoors increase their test scores by 27 percent. Your business can realize similar boosts in [...]
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Five Ways to Use Green To Grow Your Business with Marketing and PR

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Green messaging is everywhere these days – from billboards to magazine advertisements, restaurant menus to gas pumps.  There’s a reason for that.  While going green can drive down costs and can mean big savings from an operations standpoint, the flip side of the sustainability coin is the opportunity it presents to expose your product or [...]
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Do Green Hotels Get More Guests?

Posted In GOING GREEN

As businesses across industries are learning, going green is all about the numbers.  Hospitality and lodging is no different. If you're in the lodging biz, how would you like to increase your bookings by 7.5 percent in the next year?  That’s the jump in consumers who said they “researched and booked green accommodations” between 2009 [...]
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Carbon Confusion: Deciphering Your Carbon Impact and the Alternatives for Offsetting It

Posted In GOING GREEN

Carbon footprints, renewable energy certificates, carbon offsets, green tags, carbon credits – global warming has introduced a whole new vocabulary to businesses concerned about their effect on the environment.  With the new lingo comes a host of questions.  What do these terms mean?  How do you measure the scope of your company’s environmental impact?  And, [...]
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