About GreenAtWork

Author Archive | GreenAtWork

Smart Glass with a View

A seriously cool view that saves energy too. Sounds interesting doesn’t it. VIEW is a company on a mission. They manufacture Dynamic Glass creating entirely new possibilities to elevate occupant experience and change the way people think about architectural design. VIEW helps to produce buildings with the expansive views everyone craves. Energy consumed by lighting, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

CoWork Space

Entrepreneurs search for change, respond to it, and exploits the opportunity. Entrepreneurs make new chances. That’s the difference. It’s up to you to educate yourself. It’s up to you to learn speaking skills and people skills. It’s up to you to try (and usually fail, but to try again) all sorts of ventures. The rest […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future

This book is about cities and young people and how their future is bound up together. In the way that we envision and build and modify and retrofit the cities of the future we can unlock the mystery of whether we are, quite literally, going to make it or not. Canadian sustainability futurist and expert […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Glass Ceiling

One of the hidden benefits of the recession is that more and more people are starting their own businesses. People are taking this opportunity to pursue industries and ideas that have not previously fit in to the standard business models. Sustainable small businesses that separate recyclables and specialized health food stores are just two examples […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Taking Sustainability Seriously

If we look honestly at what does not work, we begin to see a pattern. The things that are breaking are the systems that are no longer sustainable under the stress of a changing world. ”We are at a significant crossroads for our species,” says Keith Perske, a Principal at E-Business Strategies. “We must move […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

CSR Often Misunderstood

As Albert Einstein said, “It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” From a sustainability perspective, that can take many forms. Yes, it is about reducing your carbon footprint. But it is even more multifaceted, more ubiquitous than that. “Look at […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Race To Reduce

Genius comes in two kinds: through people just like us but more so, and through people and organizations that have that extra spark. If it was not for the global need to save energy, the term “energy management” might never have even been coined… Globally we need to save energy. CivicAction’s Greening Greater Toronto’s first […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

“This book is not a tree,” says the introduction, and indeed it is not. The entire book, cover and pages, is printed on a plastic polymer that can be recycled into new books indefinitely while maintaining its high quality. More importantly, it is an example of what the authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart are […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

You Can’t Eat GNP: Economics As If Ecology Mattered

Scientist Eric A. Davidson writes a valuable primer on economics versus ecology. The most recent thinking on the evolution of homo sapiens is that we shared the planet with as many as 15 to 20 other hominid species for four million years. This is in contrast to the single line evolution theory that was gospel. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Desso – Eco-Effectiveness and the Triple Top Line

Desso is a leading European manufacturer of carpets, carpet tiles and artificial grass and sells in over 100 countries. Andrew Sibley from Desso explains how the Triple Bottom Line is being turned on its head. The Greeks called it Helios, the Romans Sol and, despite forming over 98% of the solar system, it is technically […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Subway’s Greener Eco Restaurants

14 Eco-Restaurants Now Opened, Many Others Incorporating “Eco” Elements The SUBWAY® restaurant chain, an industry leader in providing healthier options for consumers, announced the opening of five new “Green” SUBWAY Eco-Restaurants – with more on the way – each designed with environmentally friendly aspects to reduce energy, water, and waste consumption in cost effective ways. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Finding Raw Material from Waste

Disposal of hazardous waste can be deadly. It can seriously harm or kill plants, animals and people. It is a critical issue that needs to be tackled. Companies have been fined but that really has not helped solve the problem. Nobody likes change because status quo feels safer, it is familiar, we are used to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Fear Factor

Courage can supply a competitive advantage for corporations bold enough to be leaders. Picture this: the starting gate is here, today. The finish line (let’s call it a “sustainable society”) is off in the distance, somewhere out in the fog. Global corporations are lined up at the gate, snuffling and snorting like thoroughbreds. And there’s […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Dockside Green Is Different

In business, differentiation is everything; we all know this. We all know that. We build business strategies around that concept. We get it, or do we really? Have we actually forgotten what it means to be different? A commitment to differentiation is intimidating. That takes a commitment to innovation. The world needs innovation; the kind […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Novozymes Just In Time

As countries in North Africa and the Middle East continue their descent into violence and chaos, crude oil prices have increased more than 20 percent. Americans feel that pain at the pump too. Their addiction will be difficult to break. Since petroleum replaced whale oil as a main fuel source more than a century ago, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }