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by Jessica Beck
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July 28, 2021
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The energy use in your office building, apartment, or home may be less efficient than you are aware. Energy efficiency means that less energy is used to perform the same task.   Many New Yorkers are discovering this after the passage of Local Law 95, a law requiring building owners to post the energy efficiency of New York City buildings 25,000 square feet or larger. The law has resulted in…
One might almost be desensitized to extreme weather conditions, especially in the West Coast, where water usage warnings and wildfires have become the norm. However, the issue is far from normal. According to the US Drought Monitor, 93% of land the West Coast are in drought conditions, which is more than ever before.  As a green business leader, you can do your part to help! Here are six water-…
From her experience at Xerox and IBM, to her seat on Business for Social Responsibility’s board and role as practitioner advisor for Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communications, Mary Fehlig has built her reputation as corporate social responsibility (CSR) expert. For 20 years, her firm, the Fehlig Group, has also been a certified Green Business Network member. Fehlig’s…
What is an easier way to tell your mother you love them than with a fresh bouquet of flowers? Fresh cut flowers are used to mark important occasions, both celebratory and mourning alike. It is an easy gift that does not require much planning, as arranged bouquets are ubiquitous in supermarkets around springtime holidays. That also makes it a big business—a $7 billion dollar one in the US alone.…
As we continue to recover from the pandemic, small business owners that transitioned to e-commerce and home offices may have found that working from home cuts operational costs. A study from Pew Research in December 2020 noted that 90 percent of people who have worked from home would like to continue doing so, even after the pandemic. Yet with the new normal of home offices, it is imperative to…
by Lis McLoughlin
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April 14, 2021
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Guest Blog By Lis McLoughlin, PhD Online events are easier, save money, and more sustainable than in-person events when done right. Online events benefit the environment by replacing energy-intensive and currently (during the pandemic) dangerous in-person events. Online events are safe because they maintain social distancing, and are also efficient as they eliminate all transportation, facility…
The onset of spring signals renewal and optimism. As the weather warms up and there are more hours of sunlight in the day, people discard the old and welcome the new with the annual tradition of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is not just for your home, however. Like your house, your business could use a thorough dusting. Is your website starting to feel dated? Your client list cluttered? Or…
Looking for financial relief during the time of COVID-19? Check this list of resources for opportunities available to your small business. Small businesses across the country are suffering from the economic disruption of COVID-19. Luckily, financial institutions have unveiled a variety of loans and other funding opportunities to alleviate financial stress during this time. Disclaimer: Green…
Sustainability in business has been moving along at a steady pace for several decades. Yet the urgency of the climate crisis and social inequalities are driving new generations of people to demand more from companies both large and small. The State of Green Business report from GreenBiz looks at the biggest trends over the last five years for the largest 500 companies in the US and the largest 1…
The following is excerpted from a new report by Community Capital Management (CCM), a certified Green Business Network member. CCM manages impact investing portfolios to promote community development and contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Read CCM’s full report on the Black home ownership gap here. For millions, owning a home remains at the heart of the American dream. Most…