Tips in Greening your Small Business

An interesting trivia:  In the United States, 99 percent of all types of business organizations are considered small businesses.  Thus, they have a significant influence on our country, be it in terms of the economy, of politics, of society and of the environment.  And because small businesses account for 65 percent of national consumption, you can bet your bottom dollar that indeed any and all green initiatives, or the lack thereof, on their part will considerably impact on the environment.

Is LED Lighting Soon to Replace CFLs as a Green Lighting Alternative?

In-home lighting has come a long way throughout history, from candles and flames to incandescent light bulbs and then compact fluorescent light bulbs.  Now there is a new contender on the scene – light emitting diodes (LEDs).  However, can the benefits of LEDs outweigh the potential problems associated with them?  While the battle between incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting is over (compact fluorescents being the clear victor), the battle between LED and compact fluorescents has just begun.  Overall, LEDs have a huge potential for the future, but are not necessarily the best choice at the current time.  Here is a quick comparison of the differences between LEDs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

Benefits of LEDs Compared to CFLs

Green Building Complete Report

Going green might sound like a cliché type of phrase, since it is used so much that its original meaning might be lost forever. That does not mean, however, that going green is not important, as there are countless reasons why people should take the time to go green, especially with their buildings. Green building occurs when people keep the environment in mind through the building’s life cycle, which includes things like its design, the actual erecting of the building, maintenance, renovation, destruction, and its day to day operations. These buildings can come in all shapes and sizes, but it is very important to keep in mind that even a house or shed can be included as a green building.

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Eco-Friendly Munchgear Soup to Nuts Lunch Kit

Unless you are able to send your kid to a school that has a farm to school program and that serves lunches that are organic, more than likely you are packing your kid’s lunches each day.  There are many different lunch box systems out there, but many parents just throw together random things and put them together on a hurried day.  If you are looking for a great kit to use for kids, you’ll find that Munchgear Soup to Nuts Kit is a great option that you can use for your kids when they take their lunch to school.

Energy Efficiency Tips for Going Green in Your Home Office

Telecommuting or running your business from your home is a great way to save time and money, and it’s also good for the environment. After all, you’re not spending the fuel to commute to and from work. However, that’s not all you can do to be environmentally friendly while working at home.  Let’s take a look at some home office tips that can help you work a lot greener.

According to the US Department of Labor, about fourteen million people telecommute part time and seven million ran home based businesses in 2004.  It’s been a while since then, and the number of people working at home just keeps going up, with a sixty-three percent increase in part time telecommuting between 2004 and 2006.  Over half of all US companies asked offer some form of telecommuting at the moment.