Green Resources for Businesses and Individuals
BALLE seeks to build community wealth by catalyzing, connecting, and strengthening local business networks dedicated to building Living Economies. BALLE imagines cities and towns of every size and political stripe engaged in shared learning to build sustainable community assets.
Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Their mission is to integrate sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.
Co-op America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Their mission is to harness economic power-the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Earth 911 delivers actionable local information on recycling and product stewardship that empowers consumers to act locally, live responsibly and contribute to sustainability. Both the Earth911.com site and 1-800-CLEANUP toll-free hotline are provided at no cost to the user or taxpayer. Earth 911 centralizes information and resources into a single user-friendly, neutral and non-governmental network.
Greenbiz provides online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs.
This blog’s mission is to provide ideas that will help fuel “green thinking.” These ideas focus on how to become greener individuals, greener managers, help lead greener organizations, and find new profit and business opportunities through a focus on sustainability. Topics covered are leadership, innovation, strategy, execution, marketing and so on, all from a green perspective.
A go-to guide for whatever you want to green. GreenYour was started by a group of environmental experts, writers and researchers who felt the need for an online resource that people could turn to for answers on how to “green” anything. The mission of GreenYour is to make environmental progress practical for everyone.
Grist writes news about green issues and sustainable living. They tell the untold stories, spotlight trends before they become trendy, and engage the critical thinking processes while being fiercely independent in their coverage.
The Daily Green.com is aimed at consumers looking to buy green. Published by the Digital Media unit of Hearst Magazines. Hearst Corporation, the parent company of Hearst Magazines, is a deep resource for raising awareness for and addressing environmental concerns.
TreeHugger is a leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, they strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.
Triple Pundit is one of the world’s most well-read websites on the subject of responsible business with a fast growing audience of over 50,000 unique readers a month. Their audience is composed of entrepreneurs, corporate change agents, MBA students and people who seek to create a better world through the power of business.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 15,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. USGBC’s Mission is transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is the co-author of Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works – and what doesn’t – when companies go green. He is a globally recognized expert on green business, and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
Worldchanging is a solutions-based online magazine that works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it’s here. We only need to put the pieces together. They pay special attention to tools, ideas and models that may have been overlooked in the mass media. They make a point of showing ways in which seemingly unconnected resources link together to form a toolkit for changing the world.
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization known around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Worldwatch research is the gold-standard for sustainability analysis for decision makers in government, civil society, business, and academia.
“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many idle electronics—TVs, VCRs, DVD and CD players, cordless phones, microwaves—use energy even when switched off to keep display clocks lit and memory chips and remote controls working. Nationally, these energy “vampires” use 5 percent of our domestic energy and cost consumers more than billion annually.
Recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries.