50 Ways to Green Your Business

Half-a-hundred options for cleaning up your business, from the universal (catch that rainwater!) to the specific (lose the plastic bowls!). Mix, match–join in.

By: Mark Borden, Jeff Chu, Charles Fishman, Michael A. Prospero, and Danielle Sacks | Photographs By: Steve Bronstein of fastcompany.com

The above article gives practical examples of what real companies are doing help the environment.



Yahoo goes Green

These Yahoo sites offer a lot of definitions, interviews, suggestions and commentary. While I may not agree with everything each entry says, I like the concept, and the are sites worth reading. You can pledge to take action and can see how much CO2 you avoid generating by switching some lights to low-wattage, compact fluorescent bulbs from the typical incandescent light bulbs we use in our homes.

Location, Location,…

Meanwhile, a “Green Life” has a lot to do with location according to some people, as reported by Kevin Doyle for Gristmill, who refers to “locavores“, people who want to eat food only if it comes from a nearby location:

Remake a Living: Green career tips for locavores

By Kevin Doyle

I’ve been on the road. I started the first week in October at the University of Michigan and ended it at a “career visioning” retreat in the Connecticut woods with students from Yale. My impressions? At both universities, I found aspiring environmental professionals who are committed to building a sustainable society. (I also found great vegetarian food.)

As we talked about “sustainable solutions” careers, more than one student let me know that their most important career concern was location and that national statistics about job prospects were pretty much meaningless. Having already decided to make a life in, say, Missoula, Mont., information about job opportunities in D.C., San Francisco, or Indonesia had little or no value.

I’m not sure we can all move to our dream locations, whether to help the environment or our surfing skills (waves or webs). It is interesting to see what people are thinking about, however, as they consider how to live less intrusively on the planet.

© James K. Bashkin, 2007

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