Certifications

Lyfe Kitchens cuts into Lean Cuisine’s market share with wholesome quick meals

LYFE Kitchens founder Steve Sidwell knew nothing about the grocery retail market, but he knew what demand was. Sidwell, who said he’d struggled with finding healthy, quick meals for years and battled weight issues as a result, was looking for a good tasting, healthy, quick meal plan that he could stock up in his fridge.

EPA Allows Illegal Engines As Long As Feds Get Paid

Diesel engines are a big deal in America. They are used to haul the food we eat and the goods we otherwise consume. The biggest challenge in the wide use of the diesel engine is that its emissions will often pose a problem for maintaining clean air. The good news is that advancements in technology

Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program (STEP) provides benefits to companies, customers

Sustainable tourism certification programs are increasingly important to safeguard tourism providers from loss of market position due to negative social and environmental impacts induced by their operations. With the plethora of certification systems and ecolabels proliferating in the tourism industry, it is difficult to distinguish the credible sustainable tourism certification programs from superficial ones. Among

Zimbabwe Diamonds and the Kimberley Process: Round Something

For many years now, developing countries bestowed great amounts of natural resources were thought to be on a path to development based on the wealth of these resources, which are prized throughout the West.  Such resources have included oil, minerals, metals and of course diamonds.  However, almost exclusively, this potentially game-changing situation has lead to

Marketing Green: Are You Walking the Walk?

Businesses marketing themselves as “green” are not using environmentally-responsible marketing materials. Earlier this month, a survey released in conjunction with Canadian Environment Week (May 31 to June 5), showed that more than half of businesses marketing themselves aren’t walking the walk — at least not in their marketing materials. The survey, conducted by traffic marketing

No-Brainer Way to Green Your Business

Businesses and individuals can make a difference by choosing sustainably sourced paper products. As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico and Hooters girls contribute to the solution by donating pantyhose, my thoughts turn to environmental paper certifications. Okay, it’s not going to solve the devastating loss to wildlife, eco-systems, and local economies

Book Publishing Just Got Greener

Ingram’s Lightning Source Inc. today announced that it has received Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from three leading environmental organizations: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC). Chain of custody (CoC) is an accounting system that tracks wood fiber through the different stages of

Hearst Tower- LEED Gold Status

Hearst Corporation President & CEO Victor F. Ganzi and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi today announced that Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan has achieved official “green” status-the first office building in New York City to be recognized by the USGBC for high environmental performance both on its exterior

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