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Find the sweet spot between making a profit, creating a sustainable product or service, and walking your organization's green talk. HR policies, greening your facilities, purchasing local and reducing waste all contribute to a sustainable society.
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Green Confidence Index
The Green Confidence Index (GCI) is a 100-point scoring system that provides insight on American consumer attitudes about the credibility and green leadership of businesses and institutions.

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Operations
When it comes to the way your organization conducts business, there are plenty of opportunities to green your operations and reduce your environmental footprint while increasing the value of your offerings. The following are a list of “low hanging fruit” or strategies that are relatively easy and low cost to implement.

One Person Can Reduce Global Warming - Here's How
10 simple actions to help reduce global warming, one light switch at a time.

7 Green Cleaning Tips
Green cleaning incorporate the use of products and services that prioritize optimum human health and have a lesser or reduced impact on the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

White Collar Jobs - Going Green
America's interest in going green has skyrocketed in recent years. The research firm Clean Edge noted a 40 percent increase in revenue growth for solar, wind, biofuel and fuel cell energy. There are currently 8.5 million jobs in renewable-energy and energy-efficiency industries. According to estimates, by the year 2030, 40 million people - or 1...

5 Steps to Environmentally Preferable Procurement
Buying and using environmentally preferable products (EPPs) has become an integral part of public procurement in recent years because it has become clear that this practice benefits the environment, improves efficiency and, often saves money.

The 3 Rs Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Every year, Americans throw away 50 billion food and drink cans, 27 billion glass bottles and jars, and 65 million plastic and metal jar and can covers. More than 30% of our waste is packaging materials. Where does it all go? Some 85% of our garbage is sent to a dump, or landfill, although we are quickly running out of space. We've all heard of...

WaterSense: Saving Water Made Easy
WaterSense is a voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that develops water efficiency specifications, partners with product manufacturers to create products that meet the specifications and then promotes those products to consumers.

One Planet Living Framework
The framework for One Planet Living can be broken down into ten basic principles.

Green Strategic Planning
Ok, it’s fantastic that your organization already has a strategic plan. Wait. You don’t? Well, get started with strategic planning here. To incorporate green strategy, goals and metrics into your plan, there are eight steps you’ll want to consider.

Developing a Recycling Plan for Your Business
Assess your current waste and recycling streams, determine reduction targets, install well signed collection and storage bins in appropriate areas, communicate your recoiling plan, and celebrate your results towards zero waste!

How to Incorporate Green Operations Into Your Business
To incorporate green operations into your business, you want to follow three primary steps. Establish an understanding of your current operations, create, communicate and implement a plan and then keep store and continuously improve. The LEED EBOM green building rating system is an excellent tool to integrate green energy, water, waste and...

Reduce Water Use Through Green Operations
Water is a precious resource that we squander away and our buildings are the primary source of wasted water. These five steps, coupled with extremely simple and low cost technology ($4 faucet aerators) can reduce potable water by millions of gallons each year, and can qualify for rebates and incentives. What are you waiting for?

Reduce Water Use Through Green Operations
Water is a precious resource that we squander away and our buildings are the primary source of wasted water. These easy steps, coupled with extremely simple and low cost technology (like $4 faucet aerators) can reduce potable water by millions of gallons each year, and can qualify for rebates and incentives. The second part of the series on...

Green Marketing Strategies
Green marketing refers to the process of selling products and/or services based on their environmental benefits. Such a product or service may be environmentally friendly in itself or produced and/or packaged in an environmentally friendly way.

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