5 Ways to Get Your Employees On Board for Earth Day

5 Ways to Get Your Employees On Board for Earth Day

You are busy. Your staff is busy. Everyone is busy, but regardless of what you’ve got planned for Earth Day (which is April 22, by the way) you need to find a way to get your employees involved and engaged. If you plan on cleaning up your neighborhood or a nearby park or planting trees or raising funds for an environmental cause, here are five ideas you can use to get your employees on board with your Earth Day plans.

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3 Ways to Create a More Sustainable Office Space

3 Ways to Create a More Sustainable Office Space

A sustainable work environment conserves natural resources and reduces waste without impeding work. You’re probably already doing a lot of things to improve your sustainability, like using recycled content paper, energy efficient light bulbs and adjusting the settings on your computers to reduce energy consumption when not in use, but here are three other ways to create a more sustainable office

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Single Use Plastic Bags Banned In the U.S.

Single Use Plastic Bags Banned In the U.S.

It is with great excitement that we tell you that the President today banned single use plastic bags from the United States! The announcement was made earlier today at a press conference and according to the President this ban will ‘set the United States on a path towards sustainability.’ The disposable bag ban is set to go into action on July 1, 2014 and will prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic bags at grocery and big box stores. Paper bags will be available for a 5-cent fee. Stores will keep the paper bag fee as it is intended to cover the expense stores incur when purchasing paper bags. Individuals on public assistance programs will be exempt from the fee.

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What Are The Top 10 Green Colleges and Universities in the United States?

What Are The Top 10 Green Colleges and Universities in the United States?

The notion of going green has evolved substantially over the last decade or so right? Remember when, not long ago, when simply setting out recycling bins was enough to earn green bragging rights? Well times have changed for business, consumers, as well as colleges and universities.

Many colleges and universities across the country have worked tirelessly to implement green practices and there are so many things colleges in particular can do to up the green factor from recycling and composting to utilizing items made from recycled content, harnessing solar, wind or geothermic power, purchasing offsets and even giving students free bus passes. We scoured the Internet to come up with a list of institutions of higher education that strive to reduce their environmental impact through a variety of endeavors.

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March Madness! Why Using Single Use Plastic Bags Is Just Plain Crazy

March Madness! Why Using Single Use Plastic Bags Is Just Plain Crazy

There are so many drawbacks when it comes to using single use plastic bags from the economic to the environmental that it makes me wonder why more businesses and consumers are not on board with going reusable. Disposable plastic bags harm the planet and your bottom line and there is just no reason to continue to use these bags when there are so many great reusable shopping bag options available. Doing so is just plain crazy!

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March Madness: How the NCAA is Going Green in 2014

March Madness: How the NCAA is Going Green in 2014

It is almost time for the NCAA® college basketball tournament, or rather March Madness – it’s that crazy and exciting time of year when people who don’t typically follow college basketball join the faithful and watch every game. This year the Men’s Final Four® will be held in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium on April 5 and April 7 and the NCAA has teamed up with the Local Organizing Committee on some great sustainability initiatives throughout North Texas.

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