6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

February 28, 2012 by  
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While some companies become more sustainable by overhauling their workplaces into state-of-the-art, ecotastic offices , most businesses don’t have the money or the ability to do that. Instead, we must try to green the spaces that we have, which are often decades-old buildings with drafty windows and aging HVAC systems . Fortunately, there are plenty of  long-term changes that your company can make to become more sustainable – without affecting their business practices or breaking the bank. In that vein, we’ve outlined below 6 simple ways that almost every company can implement to reduce its carbon footprint . Read the rest of 6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , carbon footprint , carbon measuring , energy efficiency lighting , green work place , how to reduce your company’s carbon footprint , measure your carbon footprint , meatless mondays , sustainable work environment , sustainable work place

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How Can Utilities Get Customers Engaged with the Smart Grid?

November 11, 2010 by  
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Although utilities are moving forward with smart grid projects across the country, industry conferences like GridWeek highlight the level of disagreement about how best to encourage individuals to change their energy-consuming behavior. 

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5 Simple Ways to Create a Green Procurement Program

November 11, 2010 by  
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One area that is all too often overlooked in corporate sustainability plans is green procurement — a move that, if done right, can raise the environmental performance of an entire industry.

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7 Reasons Why Greening Up is Hard to Do

April 8, 2010 by  
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From political divides to unintended consequences of green marketing campaigns, these systemic barriers to achieving a sustainable America pose major challenges, but there are relatively simple ways companies can profit by overcoming them.

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A Review of Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule

February 12, 2010 by  
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Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures   by Amanda Blake Soule is the green craft book for those of you who love the shabby chic type of decor that not only feels comfortable but is almost necessary when you have small children. The book is full of wonderful ways to use everyday discarded items and make them into heartfelt treasures, shabby chic decor, and fun family memories.

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Why Most Food Could Never Be “Local”

February 12, 2010 by  
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Eating “Local Food” is an appealing ideal in theory, but it runs into several “reality issues.”  As much as people might want locally produced food, there are practical issues of land availability, land costs, grower economics, water availability, and climate which sharply restrict the range of foods that could ever be practically grown as local crops, particularly when you look at how the US population is distributed.

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