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Apps Make It Easier to Find Eco-Friendly Cars and Cities

There are two new apps that help environmentally conscious businesses and consumers find and compare the most the most eco-friendly cities and cars. The Clean & Fuel Efficient Cars App and Modes of Transportation to Work App by The Clean & Fuel Efficient Cars App displays air pollution score, greenhouse gas score, SmartWay designation, […]

Greening Print Marketing: It Can Be Easy If You Let It

I’ve been covering the greening of print marketing for a long time. I just updated my report “Greening Print Marketing: A Practical Guide,” and here is what really struck me as I was doing so: How critical it is to understand product lifecycles if you really want to do a credible environmental footprint analysis How […]

January 23rd

Sudan: Open for Business?

As most people are aware these days, Sudan, a country that has undergone so much hardship since it became Africa’s (geographically) largest country on January 1, 1956 is on the cusp of splitting into two. A complex issue anyway one looks at it, with economic and cultural concerns at the forefront. However, for a continent […]

January 14th

The Continuing Saga of Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberley Process

Previously, I’ve written about conflict minerals in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and US efforts to curtail their sales (parts I and II), as well as the repercussions of companies doing indirect business in countries where direct business is forbidden by the US government. So, it only make sense that this article takes […]

October 25th

Free Webinar: Are You a Positive Deviant for Sustainability?

How can you do the right thing for sustainability while inspiring and enabling others to do the same? This free Webinar will discuss the habits of thought and principles of practice for making sustainability-literate decisions. What’s cool is that this Webinar isn’t for the super-initiated. It’s for anyone at any level of an organization and […]

October 16th

Green ways to keep Lake Tahoe Blue

If you have never had the chance to visit Lake Tahoe, please add it to your top 10 of U.S. sites that are a must see.  Lucky to have had a reason to visit this summer, I was shocked by just how blue Lake Tahoe really is!  But as it turns out, it’s not as […]

August 27th

Measuring Social Value: Can subjectivity guide real decisions?

Whether you are a social enterprise, NGO (non-governmental organization), non-profit, policy-maker or an investor interested in a quantifiable social return on your investment, measuring social value remains an elusive goal. A new article by Geoff Mulgan suggests a new approach in measuring social value that calls for collaboration across sectors. In a recent collaborative project […]

August 18th

A Meeting of the Minds: Sustainable Agricultural Summit Begins

Today kicks off the American Business Conference’s 4th part of a global series of Sustainable Agricultural Summits. And what better city for this summit to take place, but San Francisco. California is home to 81,500 farms and ranches and tallied revenues of $36.2 billion last year alone. That figure represents 11.2% of the nation’s total. […]

August 10th