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How You Can Help Suss Out Green Opportunities for Small Businesses

Identifying green opportunities that not only support people and the planet but also help small businesses turn a profit can be a challenging endeavor — yet it’s one that Green …

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Become a Two-Wheeled Commuter for Bike-to-Work Week

It’s time to put away the car keys and put on the bike shorts. Today marks the beginning of “Bike-to-Work Week,” which runs through May 20. Friday is earmarked as …

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Business Trip Tips: 5 Ways to Make Air Travel a Little Greener

“Business travel is bouncing back,” the Associated Press declared earlier this year, reporting that U.S. companies are expected to spend 5 percent more on travel  in 2011 than they did …

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Read a Book, Plant a Tree

Comedian Tina Fey’s best-selling memoir, Bossypants, features many humorous endorsements on its back cover, but one of them doubles as a reminder of the environmental costs associated with consuming printed …

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Kiva.org’s New Green Loans Support Sustainable Startups

Small loans can often make a big difference in whether or not a startup succeeds. Kiva.org, a San Francisco-based pioneer in micro-lending, last week introduced a new category of financing …

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10 Top iPhone and iPad Apps to Help Your Business Go Green

Want your business to go green? (It’s Earth Day, after all.) There’s an app for that! There are a number of iPhone and iPad apps that can help make your …

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7 Sustainable Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

“Our goal is a new American ethic that sets new standards for progress, emphasizing human dignity and well-being rather than an endless parade of technology that produces more gadgets, more …

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Bison Brewing’s Daniel Del Grande Seeks Sustainability and Solidarity

Across the country, more and more people are enjoying the ability to choose between organic foods and their pesticide-ridden counterparts, and if Bison Brewing Company owner Daniel Del Grande has …

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4 Tips for Evaluating Suppliers for Sustainability

How and where you source products and services speaks volumes about your commitment to sustainability. Your choices can either reaffirm or undermine your efforts — and affect how customers perceive …

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Ebay: Internet Provides Retailers a Lean, Green Route to Success

The death of mom-and-pop shops has been greatly exaggerated. Although some have blamed online shopping for their ostensible demise, the internet is actually restoring opportunities for independent retailers. That’s the …

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The 7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Businesses

Most companies, regardless of their size or industry, believe that sustainability is becoming a mainstream, even essential, element of business strategy. Those hoping to gain competitive advantage, therefore, should be …

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B Lab Pushes For Legal Recognition Of Socially Responsible Corporations

Today, there are few safeguards in place for investors and consumers to distinguish the socially responsible business apart from the company that simply markets itself in a better light than …

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Sustainable Seafood Can Give Food Purveyors a Competitive Advantage

Most of the seafood sold to U.S. consumers happens through restaurants and retailers. As “gatekeepers” of the nation’s fish supply, these businesses can help improve the health of the global …

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Greening Your Mail Can Reduce Costs, Save the Planet

Many entrepreneurs would like to make environmentally friendly choices, but when push comes to shove, the only green they really care about is making money. Business, after all, is about …

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Uncommongoods Works Towards a Better World

When shopping online, the average consumer never stops to think about how a particular company treats its employees or if the conditions of the outsourced factory where its mass produced …

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