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  • Energy Production – Economically Speaking

    Pairing the words “economy” and “energy” in the same sentence seems straightforward enough. Yet these two words–combined with the word “sustainable”–open up a world of controversy as well as immense opportunity. The controversy comes from differing opinions of how best to tap the Earth’s resources to meet humanity’s power needs. The opportunity is the number […] More

  • Green Aviation? The Sky’s the Limit for Job Creation

    One Billion Cars For many years, it was assumed that the primary emphasis on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions should concentrate on automobiles. After all, as a recent “Huffington Post” article decried, the world now has over a billion cars and their greenhouse gas emissions to deal with. In an April 2010 article, “Impact of Aviation […] More

  • Recognizing CSR as a Core Business Practice

    I have long argued that corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs to be a fully integrated strategy throughout a company in order to have a significant effect on how the company does business. I have also written often about social enterprise/entrepreneurship where one builds a for-profit company that focuses on solving social problems as well as […] More

  • Sleeping Well and Green at Marriott International

    This was a good week for Marriott International which recently made two green ranking lists.  Coming in 12th on Computerworld magazine’s “Top 12 Green IT Companies” and 115th on  Newsweek’s 2010 Green Rankings, as reported by CSRwire and SocialFunds.com respectively, patrons with a green conscience can sleep well knowing  Marriott International, Inc. is doing their part to keep […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • Bring In Your Tumbler and Get Free Coffee at Starbucks

    On April 15, bring a reusable travel mug into your local Starbucks and get a free brewed coffee. When you hear the date April 15 what comes to mind? Taxes, taxes and more taxes. Well, how about a free cup of coffee? Sounds too good to be true. There must be a catch, right? What […] More

  • How Can Business Profitably Solve Environmental Problems?

    Mix together equal parts Fortune 500 senior executives, environmental activists, cleantech journalists, investors and other leading green thinkers, sprinkle them throughout panel discussions over three days in Southern California and what do you get? Brainstorm Green! The second annual conference from Fortune Magazine will be held next week and promises to be quite the green […] More

  • Book Review: State of the World 2010

    State of the World 2010 is on book stands, just in time for President Obama’s State of the Union address, though I’m not sure he’s read it given his talk of economic growth to create more jobs in businesses that require more stimulus spending and more government oversight. I’ve regularly blogged on our state of […] More

  • How to Thrive on 50% Less Income

    Whether you’ve been forced to take unpaid furloughs, reductions in pay (or increases in insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses) or find only one person in your household with a job instead of two, you’re not alone in having to rediscover how to live on as much as 50 percent less in household income. According […] More

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