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A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Company Landfill-Free

Follow these nine suggestions to transform your business into a zero waste facility. They’ll help the environment – and make your employees happier.

Businesses generate billions of tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Much of it gets dumped in landfills, which become hubs for wasted resources and greenhouse gases.

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.

In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

Saving Energy Pays - For Neighbors and Sustainability-Minded Workers

Here’s how amping up rivalry around the block and rewarding innovative employees can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Some companies pay employees up to $20,000 for great energy-saving ideas. Really.

Keeping Up with the Customers (Sustainably)

Online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores are trying to hit all of the fulfillment channels. How will sustainability fare?

Todd Wasserman | The Guardian

A few years ago, “showrooming” – in which a customer checks out a product at a physical store and then buys it from a different business online – looked like the harbinger of doom for brick-and-mortar retailers.

Big Companies Turn Trash to Treasure in the Circular Economy

When participating in the circular economy, businesses use leftover materials and byproducts from their own manufacturing – or from other companies, obtained in an increasingly popular process called "materials matching."

To understand the circular economy, think of the old saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Only imagine that idea scaled up – way up – to apply to big businesses.

Power Your Company with 100% Renewable Energy

By 2030 it will be cheaper to choose wind and solar than coal and gas in most parts of the world, making the decision to go entirely renewable more feasible. Here’s how your company can prepare.

As it becomes ever more urgent to preserve the environment, a growing number of businesses are prioritizing sustainability. More than 50 companies around the world have pledged to work toward using 100% renewable energy to power their operations. Big technology corporations and traditional consumer brands alike are on their way to a low carbon footprint by turning to renewables to keep the lights on.

Are Carmakers Ready for the Urban Mobility Revolution?

The way people get from place to place is changing in big ways, and auto companies are adapting their global strategies to stay ahead.

By 2035, more than 60% (pdf) of the world’s population are projected to be urban dwellers. That could result in denser cities, more competition for housing and added congestion caused by cars.

Volunteer Projects Engage Employees and the Community

Community outreach has become a pillar of corporate sustainability. Here’s how to include it in your business

In corporate volunteerism, a company’s employees and retirees work together with local young students and residents to revitalize a community in need. Schools are cleaned up, fresh flowerbeds are planted in parks and colorful murals are painted in children’s play areas.

But there’s more to the project than the short-term satisfaction of people from different backgrounds working together for a day. Mentoring relationships and future volunteer collaborations are born.

Water Conservation: A Way to Make Waves in Your Industry

Conserving water drives efficiency and also helps companies save money. Here’s how

It’s no surprise that water is at the core of the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), given its connection to health, climate change and resiliency. The SDGs seek to improve water quality and to substantially increase recycling and safe reuse globally by 2030.

Conscientous Seafood Providers Educate Others

By Traci Angel

Originally published on The Guardian

It’s just not environmental advocates who are talking about sustainable seafood these days. Concerned chefs, supermarket executives and suppliers are taking action to ensure that seafood is responsibly sourced and served.


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