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Green Products & Services

Stakeholders are becoming eco-savvy and want to purchase goods and services that make them feel better about their purchase, and contributing to a sustainable future. Whether your organization makes widgets or provides professional services, greening your offerings is just plain old good for business.

Top 10 Green Building Products
A list of the 10 greenest building products from 2010.

What is an Environmental Exchange?
In the context of doing business, an environmental exchange is when the organization pays the environment back to offset consumption used in creating a particular good or service. When a business puts back 100% or more of the natural resources it uses to create a product or a service, then in theory the business is considered a sustainable...

The Pharos Project
Pharos is a tool and a framework to evaluate the sustainability of any given building material. It is unmatched in its ability to look at a full spectrum of issues, beyond direct environmental impacts (for example, it includes fair wages and human health) and provides a fully transparent scoring and evaluation methodology.

Green Business Ideas
Want to get into green business, but not sure exactly which green need to fulfill. This list will get your juices flowing and help you come up with ideas for lucrative green businesses.

Ten Ways to Green Your Operations

When it comes to the way your organization conducts business, there are plenty of opportunities to green your organizations 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 easy and low cost to implement.

Standards for Green Products and Services
Green standards identify environmentally preferable products and services that meet rigorous third party rigor.

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.

Sustainability Websites To Watch
From the hottest environmental news to step-by-step guides, check out these reliable websites that outline a vision toward a sustainable future.

What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry, as defined by the Biomimicry Guild, is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies-new ways of living-that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.

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