Bay Area Company Vetrazzo Redefines What It Means to Be “Green”

hen the City of Berkeley decommissioned traffic lights, Vetrazzo used the red lenses in this gorgeous limited edition mix of countertops and tabletops. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Pitney Bowes Receives Ninth U.S. EPA Program Award

Company to be inducted into WasteWise Hall of Fame STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pitney Bowes Inc., the world’s leading provider of mailstream solutions, (NYSE: PBI) today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program for induction into the WasteWise Hall of Fame. The 2007 award is the ninth WasteWise award […]

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Google’s Search for Green

by Sam Leppanen The search engine giant uses technology to move toward sustainability. Many of us use Google as the tool of choice for searching the Internet. Google has added a new search that will help the company become carbon neutral by the end of 2007 and shore up environmental innovation that could ultimately benefit […]

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Frontlines – Finding Green Advice

Consulting company Sustainable Research Group hopes to help others focus on sustainability. special to green@work Many observers have said that a new economy has begun to emerge with a new breed of business to drive it—firms whose value is based on their intellectual capital and their keen sensitivity to the newest opportunities and trends. Companies […]

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A Logical Step Toward Sustainability

by Lisa Laitinen SERA Architects in Portland, Ore., is an example of a company that not only emphasizes sustainability— it won’t settle for anything less. SERA Architects Inc. has been located in Portland, Ore., since 1968 and has had a major impact on turning downtown Portland into a center of urban livability and environmental responsibility. […]

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Installing a Green Roof: A How-to

When planning for a green roof, a number of decisions, processes and initial costs must be considered. Before the green roof installation can begin, a licensed structural engineer or architect should be hired to determine what, if any, upgrades need to be made to the existing roof. Due to the weight of green roofs, some […]

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A New Triple Bottom Line

Social responsibility isn’t only “social.” It has a spiritual aspect too. The term “corporate social responsibility” has never really hit the spot for me, and neither has “corporate citizenship.” The terms are muzzy, fuzzy. Sure, corporations should be “socially responsible”—but to whom? And for what? As for “corporate citizenship,” exactly what is a good corporate […]

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Four Worlds in 30 Hours

Reflections on four different realities and the lessons to be learned from each. SCENE ONE Thursday afternoon—Nairobi, Kenya I am sitting in a huge hall at a meeting of the Global Ministerial Forum organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). I look around the room and see row after row of ministers, ambassadors, delegates […]

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Hope Springs in Kernels

It’s as American as baseball, mom and apple pie. Fresh, frozen, even canned, it has earned its standing as the preferred vegetable for most kids. And who among us can forget their dismay when Kevin Costner plowed a field of it to build, of all things, a baseball diamond? It is, of course, corn; a […]

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