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Top Green Tech Trends for 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Top Green Tech Trends for 2017 Nature has always been something that mankind has used to get what we need, for our survival and our pleasure. As the world population increased, our usage of natural materials...

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Green Tax Incentives
Thursday, 01 December 2016
Image As the year wraps up we start thinking about family, food, and good times. Enjoying each other’s company and eating some great food while doing so. Taxes, conversely, are something much less pleasant we don’t often think about until it is right about to happen. Tax season comes so quickly after the holiday season...

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Energy Efficient Mortgages for a Green Home
Monday, 13 May 2013
Energy Efficient Mortgages for a Green Home Did you know that you can get a mortgage that helps you to be more energy efficient and reduce your environmental footprint? Most people are unaware of it, but the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) that will allow you to finance the cost...

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Green Careers
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Green Careers A green job refers to any profession working to make a positive contribution to the environmental movement. The term "green job" can wear many faces. Because the environmental movement is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement you can find your niche anywhere from advocating for sustainable management of resources to...

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Carbon Market
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Carbon Market Carbon Offsets—how do they work? You’ve adjusted your lifestyle—started bicycling more, switched out all of your old florescent lights for CFLs or LEDs—but just can’t drop those long flights to Hawaii for a weekend getaway. Or perhaps your company is struggling to meet their carbon...

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Corporate Environmental Responsibility
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Corporate Environmental Responsibility Are big companies really going green? Before the recession of the late 2000s hit, the environmental movement had gained enormous ground and everyone was thinking green. Companies came out with green initiatives and programs left and right. Let’s look at what’s happened to...

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ICT and the Environment
Thursday, 01 December 2011
ICT and the Environment Information communication technology (ICT), better known as Information Technology (IT) is all around us. While the internet is the vehicle that transports ICT, ICT is really what we as users interact with. It includes everything from telecommunications, computer processing, data...

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Green Job Opportunities
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Green Job  Opportunities What is a green job? A green job is generally defined as any job that helps or encourages an environmental and sustainable world economy. Collectively, these green jobs have created what many call a green economy, or more technically speaking, a “clean energy” economy. A clean energy economy has been defined as one that “generates jobs...

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Building a Green Business
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Building a Green Business What does it mean to run a green building? This question requires you to decide how to manage the building, how to stock it, how to heat and cool it, and how to manage its waste and hopefully a recycling and composting program. A green business is not simply just what you “do,” what you make, or perhaps even what you promote. Running a...

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Silicon Valley Start Ups
Tuesday, 04 January 2011
Silicon Valley Start Ups Silicon Valley, known today as the new Detroit, is a growing spot for new and innovative greentech companies. New environmentally-progressive ideas and technology are being implemented daily in Silicon Valley—where the technology boom originated. Let’s hope Silicon Valley will do for sustainability what it did for the internet! Here is a look...

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Microfinance
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
 Microfinance Trading bread for briquettes—MFIs are a new type of charity. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you have to give up on giving. While supporting traditional environmental charities is a wonderful way to make a difference, you might also want to consider giving to eco-oriented microfinance institutions...

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10 Ways Your Business Can Go Green
Wednesday, 03 June 2009
10 Ways Your Business Can Go Green Don’t just save money, earn more - some companies, such as Whole Foods and Harbec Plastics have generated millions for cost cutting moves. Marketing themselves as eco-friendly, they were able to get featured by major online and print publishers and generate the kind of publicity that money can’t buy...

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Green Economy Is it the Answer
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Green Economy: Is it the Answer? If you have not personally felt the impact of our current economic crisis, consider yourself lucky. Global leaders consider our current situation to be the “most serious global recession since the 1930s.” Yikes! With a new President in office in the United States and the world’s business and government leaders brainstorming solutions, our...

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Growth of Green Collar Jobs
Friday, 26 September 2008
Growth of Green Collar Jobs You may already be familiar with the terms white-collar or blue-collar jobs, but now a new color is entering the scene: green-collar. As we continue to deplete our natural resources, as the climate crisis gains more momentum, and as environmental protection becomes a national concern, the notion of green jobs is receiving its fair...

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Green Investing
Monday, 11 August 2008
Green Investing If you have money to invest, how do you choose which companies to support with your investment? It seems sometimes that businesses make vicious decisions with only profit maximization in mind and run over the rights of the communities and environments they inhabit. Owning stock means you own a piece of a company. As an investor...

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Grant Seekers Finding Grant Makers
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Grant-Seekers Finding Grant-Makers Both environmental non-profits and new green businesses benefit from grants that help fund their eco friendly mission. What exactly is a grant? Grants are sums of money awarded to finance a particular activity or facility. Generally, grant awards are not intended to be paid back. Federal agencies and other organizations sponsor grant programs...

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Green Your Office
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Green Your Office Many Corporations are making the move to green lately.Not only can a company do good for the environment by greening their operations, but they can save some money and help their bottom line, too. In fact, IBM estimates it saved $17.8 million worldwide in 1991 alone just by encouraging employees to turn off equipment and lights when not...

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