Sustainability Scorecards: Walmart Packaging Scorecard

By |March 4th, 2013|

Sustainability awareness has come a long way in recent years...and so, too, has the methodology in ensuring claims made are claims verified. And no sustainability initiative in the business community has received more attention than the Walmart Packaging Scorecard. Introduced in 2006, the scorecard included measurements for GhG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions, Recycled Content, and Cube [...]

Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles – Part 2

By |January 23rd, 2013|

The ten most common challenges sustainable businesses face were presented in a previous article, “Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013“. Last week, we discussed getting over the first five hurdles in "Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles - Part 1". This is the second part of the series and explores overcoming the remaining five hurdles. [...]

Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles – Part 1

By |January 17th, 2013|

Image from istockphoto.com Last week we discussed the ten most common challenges sustainable businesses face in the article, "Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013".  As promised, this week we provide ways a business can overcome the most common sustainability challenges. This post explores the first five hurdles and is part one of two. [...]

Five Green Ways to Organize Your Office

By |January 10th, 2013|

1. Reduce Paper Clutter with an ENERGY STAR Qualified Scanner One of the telltale signs of a disorganized office is a desk covered with multiple stacks of paper documents yet to be filed. To help reduce office paper clutter, a desktop scanner is key. If you recycle the paper documents after you’ve scanned, you can [...]

Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013

By |January 9th, 2013|

1. There are too many metrics that claim to measure sustainability—and they’re too confusing. 2. Government policies need to incent outcomes and be more clearly connected to sustainability. 3. Consumers do not consistently factor sustainability into their purchase decisions. 4. Companies do not know how best to motivate employees to undertake sustainability initiatives. [...]

Sustainable Holiday Tips

By |November 28th, 2012|

Help the environment this holiday season with these sustainable holiday tips! Recycle E-waste Are you contemplating buying a computer for that special someone – your spouse, your son or daughter who is going to school next year – replacing an older model?  Make sure that you’re helping the environment by recycling this large [...]

Final Challenge: Start an Office Recycling Program

By |November 13th, 2012|

As a conclusion to our America Recycles Day blog series, we pose a final challenge, to implement an office recycling program. When people are asked if they recycle, the amount of hands that go up is increasing.  One of the ways that we can help increase the amount of recyclers and get the habit started is to [...]

Recycling Challenge #1: Know Your Local Recycling Program

By |October 24th, 2012|

Last week, as we kicked off our America Recycles Day series, we challenged our readers to get to know their local recycling program. There are a variety of recycling solutions that may be offered in your area. In order to recycle successfully, it's important to familiarize yourself with your local recycling program. Earth911.com allows you [...]

Six Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting

By |October 3rd, 2012|

In order to measure the success of a corporate sustainability program, accurate reporting is crucial. A survey recently conducted by Ernst & Young focused on Corporate Sustainability and Reporting.  From those topics, six trends were derived. The survey tells us that company and stakeholder interest in corporate sustainability reporting continues to rise, although the tools [...]

New Green City 2012

By |September 19th, 2012|

New York City is not only America’s largest city, it's also planning to become America’s greenest under an ambitious environmental strategy outlined by Mayor Mike Bloomberg in 2007 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. For the past 6 years, GrowNYC – a non-profit whose goal is to improve New York’s quality of [...]