Are hybrid vehicles hip, or hype?
If you're considering a hybrid for your next vehicle purchase, you might be wondering what sets a hybrid car apart from a conventional combustion engine vehicle. Having an understanding of hybrid technoogy basics can make the transition to hybrid vehicle ownership an easier process. Just as the label suggests, hybrid cars are a cross between a conventional vehicle and their all-electric cousins. Depending on the particular hybrid, the engine and motor can be configured in one of a variety of ways to meet the desired objective which is often to maximize fuel efficiency while on your daily commute but can also be targeted toward other purposes, such as a desire for greener living. Read More...
A term merging the concepts of "green" (environmentally sound) and "whitewashing" (to conceal or gloss over wrongdoing). Greenwashing is any form of marketing or public relations that links a corporate, political, religious or nonprofit organization to a positive association with environmental issues for an unsustainable product, service, or practice.
In some cases, an organization may truly offer a "green" product, service or practice. However, through marketing and public relations, one is wrongly led to believe this "green" value system is ubiquitous throughout the entire organization.
As a result, individuals will have greater economic opportunity, society will move closer to achieving a positive environmental footprint, more people will be employed in great places to work, and we will have built stronger communities at home and across the world. Read More...
What the heck goes into a water use reduction plan anyway? And why would you want one? Check out tips and tricks on how to save money - and water - by greening your operations and engaging stakeholders.
Do you have any sample water use reduction plans you'd like to offer up as a template for others here on About.com?
Do you have any idea how much water your business uses? One could argue that to be a responsible business in this day and age means having a handle on all of your flows - not just cash flow - but resource and people flows too.
But do you know how to figure that out?
First off, you'll need to get a handle on what your organizational water use actually is. So, that said, it is time to do some homework to establish an understanding of your current operations. This then becomes the baseline for goal setting and gives a measure by which you can gauge your progress over time. Sounds fairly straightforward. However, you might be asking - how do you actually do this?
Read on to learn how to collect your actual water use data.