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Posted: Mar 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
For companies that rely on daily inbound or outbound shipments, pallets are a necessary part of business. Those who fail to monitor and track their pallet usage can run into a bevy of problems, including elevated operational costs, process bottlenecks or inefficiencies and excess waste around the warehouse. As a result, some owners are turning to their creative side when dealing with used pallets.
Posted: Mar 17, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
This is Part 2 of the Clean Coalition’s report on how electric utilities across the country are utilizing feed-in tariffs to expand cost-effective clean local energy. Part 1 of this story is available here.
Posted: Mar 10, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The cost of local renewables continues to drop dramatically around the country. On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the local electric cooperative just signed a deal for a multi-site solar-plus-storage project that will deliver power to the grid — way beyond the sun setting — for $0.11 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). To put that in context, the average U.S. residential cost of electricity is $0.125 per kilowatt-hour.
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST
The past decade has seen two majorly remarkable transformations in the roles and conducts of businesses towards the society they are operating within as well as the wider world. As you must have guessed, these transformations revolve around CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and online marketing.
Posted: Mar 02, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The current world population of approximately 7.4 billion is projected to increase to approximately 9.7 billion by 2050. Growing enough food, while also sustaining and improving our natural resources, is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Recently, the concept of “soil health” has captured wide-ranging interest as a focal point for simultaneously achieving food production and environmental goals.
Posted: Mar 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
While talking on “The Daily Show,” the former President of Maldives Mr. Muhammad Nousheed, said:
"If carbon emissions were to stop today, the planet would not see a difference for 60 to 70 years. If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be under water in seven years.”
Posted: Feb 24, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Typically seen with pawn shops, auction houses, used equipment dealers and similar establishments, the act of consigning equipment is beneficial to all parties involved. Not only is the original owner recouping some of their initial investment, but the new buyer is scoring a great deal. The consignment agency is also taking their cut.
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Gone are the days when sustainability was a small part of Corporate Social Responsibility for business. Globally, sustainability challenges are becoming extremely material, reaching thresholds of importance to companies’ long-term strategies, to their customers, and external stakeholders. From increasing demand for natural resources to economic disparity to climate change, companies are facing a more complex array of trade-offs and risks across their value chains.
Posted: Feb 17, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Are you planning to set up a donation drive in your company? As much as it’s a great cause, and an amazing team activity, it also happens to be a task that needs a lot of planning. You need to understand the nature of the donations, and how they work. Then, there is the marketing side of this drive. Here you will need to do a lot of publicity and bring as many people together as you can.
Posted: Feb 15, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Public Health and Healthcare organizations have recently started a long but fruitful journey into to the world of sustainability. Discovery of the wonders of sustainability, such as energy efficiency, reduced waste and lean systems, has been slower in the health sector than some other industries. However, since The Lancet declared climate change “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”, health organizations from small businesses to international NGOs have started to take notice.
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