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Are There Real Business Benefits of ISO 14001?

Let’s start by asking what an environmental management system is? And I find that many people consider the answer to this to be very vague and varied. However, put very simply, the name is Environmental Management System. This is interesting because what is actually being done as an EMS does not always include the environment, the way the…

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Are There Financial Help Options for Your Green Business?

First, you have brought a lot of hope for the society by going green. The size of your enterprise does not matter because you can get financial help in many avenues. Most of these are funded by the state while others are under the non-governmental organizations that aim at promoting a greener society. For instance,…

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Establishing Metrics For Green Certification

Imagine the extrapolated vision of the Green business problem, if you will. If Green businesses are left to any device to earn a Green status, what is the value of Going Green? As it sits today, a Green business can self-certify in the most ridiculous ways imaginable. The first way to self-certification is to make…

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Turning Green Businesses Into Real Businesses

Everyone knows that green is the way to go in business ventures these days. The problem is that many of these green business startups are struggling. Given the headline making government tax credits and subsidies for these products, how can they continue to struggle and fail? I live in an area of the country that…

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Going Green – Two Easy Ways to Engage Employees in Sustainability

In this economy, everyone is focused on cutting costs to drive higher profitability–since doing it with revenue growth is not practical until we have a sustained recovery. Sustainable business practices are a great context in which to reduce expenses. Sustainability is about using less energy or fewer resources in the course of business. Since both…

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Starting A Green Business 101

The key to starting a ‘green’ business is ensuring that the business idea, like any business idea, has legs. If you are going to go out into the market place to peddle your wares and services as green, you better know, in your heart of hearts, how exactly your product IS green. Tip #1: How…

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Hotels Going Green: A Model For How a Business Can Go Green and Save Money

Taking steps toward going green is worthwhile for consumers and businesses alike. The benefits that result from green practices are multiple. In addition to achieving a smaller carbon footprint and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which help to protect the environment, lowering energy usage and conserving water help to preserve supplies of scarce resources. There is…

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Small Steps Toward Green Production

The majority of China’s export manufacturers cannot afford the investment required to run a fully sustainable production facility. But some are taking baby steps and modifying their equipment to decrease energy consumption. The high cost of investment and the long wait to see positive returns are holding back most China makers from “greening” their factories.…

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Starting A Green Business – 5 Amazing Ideas That Will Rock The Planet

If you are passionate about making a difference in our world, why not consider starting a green business that doesn’t require a lot of start-up costs. There are many green businesses to choose from but what about starting one that will have a direct and positive impact on the environment and our eco-systems. Here are…