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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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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3 Marketing Trends You Need to Know Now

3 Marketing Trends You Need to Know Now

Sometimes it can be difficult to know which marketing trends are here to stay and which ones are fleeting fads and with the rate at which new marketing tools launch and others fade away, it can be difficult to know how to stay in touch with your existing customers and how to make contact with new customers. I’ve rounded up 3 marketing trends that will help you create a connection with your customer base and help you get the word out about your brand.

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Why Are Reusable Bags Better than Single Use Plastic Bags?

Why Are Reusable Bags Better than Single Use Plastic Bags?

When you weigh the pros and cons, reusable shopping bags always come out on top of single-use plastic bags. From using up non-renewable resources, damaging the planet and polluting our planet for thousands of years, there are a lot of reasons to dislike disposable plastic bags. Obviously using reusable shopping bags requires forming habits when it comes to remembering to bring your bags to the store and routinely cleaning your bags (here’s more info on that), but when you compare all of the factors, reusable bags are clearly the better choice.

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