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?
“Kaiser Permanente recognizes we can improve health today and for the future by taking a close look at the products we purchase,” said Dean Edwards, vice president and chief procurement officer. “With Kaiser Permanente’s size and influence, the work we’re doing is continuing to move the industry.”
Continually, I hear from business about how we are breaking bounds on “Green” at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. This is really fun for me; business as “green”? Is that no longer an oxymoron? Ironically, we are focusing more on the “business case” for going green than ever before; and yet, it makes more sense … Read More
Over 150 Pilot Projects are participating in the SITES two-year Pilot Program (June 2010-June 2012). These projects represent a diverse cross-section of project types, sizes and geographic locations in various stages of development from design to construction and maintenance. SITES Pilot Projects will be the first projects in the United States and abroad to demonstrate the application of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009, released on November 5, 2009.
The Nordson sister companies of Asymtek, March, and YESTech are committed to minimizing their impact on the environment. Nordson ASYMTEK is a world leader in automated fluid dispensing, jetting and conformal coating. They design and manufacture a full line of equipment for semiconductor package assembly, printed circuit board assembly, LED assembly, FPD assembly, life science … Read More
Slow and steady vs jumping right in. Which is the best way to run this Green Race? What is a business to do?
People really want to do good and feel good about it. We need to once again believe in the power of humanity… and when you really think about it, really, who doesn’t love chocolate?
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.
Sam Walton founded this company with a belief that, “If we work together, we’ll lower the cost of living for everyone…we’ll give the world an opportunity to see what it’s like to save and have a better life.” Save Money. Live Better.