Category: Trends

Harvard Professor Lectures On Green Business »

Not enough people have seen this video, so I decided to post it here. Harvard professor
Rebecca Henderson is the Co-Director of their BUsiness and Environment Initiative.
Can one make money while making a difference? Is it easy? Can business be a leader for
change? All wonderful and important questions.
Professor Henderson believes that business potentially has a significant [...]

Eco Florists »

I’ve been writing about green businesses for over three years. I’ve written about large companies that have started the transition to going green and I’ve written about small green business startups. One thing that never crossed my radar are eco florists. Aren’t all flower shops already green? The answer is no.
Eco flora was started by [...]

The Muse: An Eco-Friendly Hotel In NYC »

The hospitality industry has made major strides in becoming more eco-friendly. It is no longer a rare occurance to find an established, high-end hotel trying to become more environmentally friendly. But some hotels go further than just changing light bulbs, and this is the focus of this post. Some hotels, like The Muse [http://www.themusehotel.com/] in [...]

The Trends of Green Business for 2010 and Beyond »

Today’s business is all about being green. From Walmart to Apple, everyone is talking about how green their approach, packaging, or methods are. But green business is really in its infancy, and the future of being green will no doubt distill down to some very real and definable goals and practices.
In fact, businesses that today [...]

SunRidge Farms Bike to Work Program »

I love it when I find out wonderful things that some green companies do to help out the environment. It may be a feel good story or it may be just an idea that you can use for your company in helping it turn green. I recently corresponded with a team member from SunRidge Farms [...]

S&P/TSX Clean Technology Index »

A great piece of news has come out of Toronto, Canada. The S&P/TSX Clean Technology Index has been launched. The potential growth of clean tech companies over the next decade is incredible  with the stock market, patient investors and the environment reaping the rewards. The world’s future depends on the rapid expansion and utilization of [...]

Cleantech Investing Is On The Rise »

With clean energy dominating the news lately I wanted to talk about clean technology investing and the massive importance it is having in the financial markets as a whole. Much of the money being spent by the current administration in America is for clean energy – more wind turbines to lessen our reliance on fossil fuels [...]

Clean Energy and Green Jobs in 2010 »

Green energy is taking center stage as 2010 gets underway. The Obama administration is making good on their promises that were made in 2009. There are critics who point out that the pace of these changes is too slow, and although they do make valid arguments, the pace is accelerating. When watching President Obama make [...]

Date An Environmentalist »

Today I came across a green business with a twist and although many of you might question my reasons for writing about this business, I just couldn’t resist. We try to showcase green business trends and promote small green businesses. GreenSingles brings together people who are conscious about the environmnet. It’s a wonderful way to [...]

Innovation Is The Key To Becoming Green »

John Grant is an optimist by nature and instead of being an activist he tries to build things, taking the positive appoach to climate change. His best advice to a business person who is asking the question, “where do I start” is simply one word – innovation. He asks companies, what is the one thing [...]