Healthcare currently accounts for 16% of our nation’s GDP, and is expected to rise to 20% by the year 2015. Hospitals employ 4.6 million people with their 24/7 operations. That is alot of good jobs. They also spend about $8.3 billion each year on energy, are often the largest water users in a community, and produce over 2 million tons of waste per year. I see a green opportunity here…
What if one of your co-workers has an accident or a heart attack? What if you are jogging in the park and see someone in distress? What if you are in a restaurant and one of your family members begins to choke and cannot breath? Will you know what to do?
June first is the application deadline for the 2010 Small Business Energy Star Award! Don’t wait. If you are a small business that has worked to improve energy performance at your company over the past two years, you are eligible to apply. Preference is shown to businesses that have used ENERGY STAR tools and resources to achieve … Read More
Especially in times of economic troubles, we need to look for opportunities. There are opportunities all around us for energy and water conservation, and efficiencies – and subsequent cost savings. There are opportunities to choose more wisely in purchasing, and in reducing waste. We are at a crossroads. We can change the way that we value natural resources, human resources, and come up with a better model. We can move forward with a more thoughtful plan.
“Some of the most successful restaurants in the city have aligned with a philanthropic cause or are touting organic and local ingredients in their menus,” says Darrin Johnson, New Leaf’s director of strategic initiatives. Soon his restaurant will unveil a branding campaign centered on the fact that the restaurant buys from local farmers.
Governor Schwarzenegger just announced a new $75 Million Green Jobs Training Program. Due to previous “green jobs investments” in California, there has already been a growth in new businesses and jobs in the clean Green sector. This new Jobs Training will continue to provide for the workforce demand. Check it Out! California Kicks Off $75M … Read More
Please read Daniel Imhoff’s book and consider the implications of our choices. And please look for the opportunities for savings for business and for society in reducing and enhancing the environmental and economic consciousness of our choices in packaging.
Image via Wikipedia Who cooks anymore anyway? How many families regularly eat breakfast at a drive-though? What is really in that lunch that you are defrosting in the microwave? What are the costs to your health and your family? What is real food? Michael Pollan wrote the Omnivore’s Dilemma as a way for him to … Read More