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Don’t Be A Dinosaur: The Corporate Social Responsibility Trend Is Here To Stay

by Miki Markovich

When considering how a corporate social responsibility plan can work for your business, consider your goals, business culture and values. Read more »

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7 Ways to Get Your Employees Thinking Sustainably

by Brent Hardy

Step one was deciding to green your company's buildings and culture, but step two is getting your employees on board with the change, and motivating them to contribute to your company's new environmentally-friendly persona. Here are some creative ways to get where you're trying to go. Read more »

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Energy efficiency tips for your business

by Jason Smith

Today, we are going to look at some simple actionable steps that your business can use to improve its energy efficiency. Read more »

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What does the price of gas have to do with your business?

by Palo Alto Software

This week, the national average price for a gallon of gas hit $3.57, according to an article in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. Prices are expected to reach $4 per gallon by April, and may surpass the previous all-time national average high of $4.11 (July, 2008). High gas prices don’t just have an impact on our personal... Read more »

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Sustainability means never having to say you’re sorry.

by Palo Alto Software

Fascinating story in the New York Times about a New York based H & M clothing store destroying unsold merchandise and then dumping it into the trash. The article points out that in NYC, a third of the city is considered “poor” and in need of warm clothes, coats, hats and shoes. Finding bags and... Read more »

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Small Business Trends’ Best Books 2009

by Tim Berry

This is a great list. If you are an entrepreneur, or want to become one, you want to be familiar with the Small Business Trends blog by Anita Campbell and a team of others (disclosure: including me, although I haven’t been posting there as often as I wish). It has a wide spread of coverage, good... Read more »

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Email bridges the gap in Copenhagen

by Jason Gallic

If the health of our planet is of interest to you, then the next two weeks are as important as any in history, as told by Connie Hedegaard. The incoming president of COP15, the United Nation’s conference on climate change, does not mince words about the crucial nature of this global gathering. In an article... Read more »

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Saving the World One Windmill at a Time

by Tim Berry

In honor of Blog Action Day, the video here is a six-minute TED talk by William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Facing serious food shortages in his native Malawi while still a teenager, William taught himself some science and physics. And using scrap materials, he built the windmill that supplied electric power and... Read more »

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Cash for Clunkers

by Palo Alto Software

The current Cash for Clunkers incentive presents a good opportunity for re-evaluating your business use of vehicles. Read more »

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Earth Hour

by Palo Alto Software

Turn out. Take action. Be part of this historic event. March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate... Read more »