Sustainability

The Environment and Small Business

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Super 8 Ukiah Brings Green to the Hospitality Industry

As electric and hybrid cars have begun to enter the auto mainstream, states like California have been leading the way in promoting the use of these low- or no-emission vehicles. Through …

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4 Ways to Increase the Power of Promotional Items

Promotional items emblazoned with a business logo and website are often one of the first marketing investments for a small business, but do you know whether or how much they …

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5 Ways to Encourage Customers to Bring Their Own Bags

All around the country, there’s a war on plastic bags. San Francisco has largely banned the things since 2007. Now, Los Angeles County’s plastic bag ban went into effect on …

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How to Engage Employees in Green Initiatives

Making the choice to green your business is a significant step towards sustainability, but engaging your staff in the process is equally important for ensuring success with your goals. Employees …

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How Sharing Resources Can Help Your Business

When Caterina Rindi needed a label maker for her small business, Mo Foods, she didn’t rush to the store to purchase one. She tapped NeighborGoods, a sharing site, to borrow …

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Sustainability as a Core Business Value: PlayNetwork Goes Green

Saving money is a great benefit of going green, but it’s only one of many reasons that companies choose to pursue sustainability initiatives. Some, like Green Business Bureau member PlayNetwork, …

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New Green Your Business Forum Launched at Intuit Community

Intuit, in partnership with the Green Business Bureau, has launched a new Green Your Business forum in the Intuit Community. This forum provides a space to address the challenges you …

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Three Twins Cranks Out Organic Ice Cream Success

I’m blessed to have been born with a twin brother. I’ve also worked as a soda jerk in a San Francisco ice cream shop one summer while I was in …

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VerTerra Turns Fallen Leaves Into Growing Business

While traveling through a remote area of India, Michael Dwork’s mind was taken aback by the sight of women on the roadsides of villages that appeared to be baking palm …

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Sustainable Photography: Ideas for Running a Green Studio

Business owner Tyson Ellis has always seen a relationship between buildings and the environment, and his photography business has tried to highlight those connections in their eco-architectural photography. “All architecture …

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The Etsy-Style Marketplace for Green Goods

Selling products in the green space isn’t unusual in today’s market, but finding a free and reputable place that offers them to a targeted customer base can be. Enter Ecobold, …

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How to Green Your Customer Interactions — And Save Money

Practicing sustainability when interacting with your customers lets them know they are purchasing from an environmentally responsible company. It can also improve your customer experience, provide them with the ability …

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Indoor Air Quality and Your Employees’ Health

Have you thought about the quality of the air in your office space? The EPA has found that indoor air is typically two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, …

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Choosing Sustainability in an Uncertain Economy

With a tight budget in an uncertain economy, have you held off on making investments in going green? Even knowing the long-term benefits of eco-friendly initiatives, are you worried that …

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Finding the Good Through GoodGuide

Is the sunscreen you’re slathering on your child made with potentially toxic chemicals? Was your lipstick tested on animals? Were the factory workers who made your cell phone treated well? …

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