Although "smart" looks poised to overtake "green" as the new trend, the two actually work well in tandem. Smart buildings and smart cars are more efficient as well as being safer.
CARBON CONTROL™ takes a smart approach to the visibility issue by introducing a brand standard into the market. Like a USDA "ORGANIC" or "Fairtrade" certification, CARBON CONTROL™ distinguishes companies working to reduce carbon emissions by 3% each year.
Have you ever been out shopping for a new electronic device and come across a blue label that says "Energy Star"? The Energy Star label is a government-backed certification program designed to promote the usage of energy efficient electronics by businesses and consumers.
As Americans strive to be more environmentally conscious, it only makes sense that small business owners should find ways to make their companies a little more "green" when they can.
Bike to work. Recycle. Take shorter showers. As individuals, we are constantly bombarded with messages like these that encourage us to "Go Green." Now, web designers are being urged to join the cause.
For a small business, budget and resources are often limited, and organizational costs can take a huge portion of capital. Many costs will be incurred during the initial stage of the business and the return on investment could take several months to almost a year, so it is best to learn a few tricks to save money by minimizing expenses.
More and more companies are pledging to promote a green culture or an eco-friendly environment in their workplaces and reduce their carbon footprint in the years to come. While this is especially common in large companies, it might seem like a nice idea that is out of reach for a smaller business.
There are a number of reasons for your business to pursue green initiatives. Not only will they save you money when it comes to overhead, but they will promote your company as a business that cares about the world it operates in...
Green is in. You can't do business in today's world without being frowned upon for not making an effort to be environmentally friendly. Being eco-conscious is not only chic, but it's ethically, morally, and often financially beneficial.
Today is Earth Day 2013, and it’s a time for business owners to think about their green initiatives and the things they can do to be more green. Office Depot surveyed 1,000 small and medium-sized business about their environmental consciousness, and they had some really interesting results. I want to share some of the highlights—maybe they’ll help your thinking about these questions.