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101 Ways to Turn Your Business Green The Business Guide to Eco-Friendly Profits

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ISBN-10: 1599182637

ISBN-13: 9781599182636

Edition: 2008

Authors: Rich Mintzer

List price: $19.95
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.You know why. Now, learn how. .The reasons why are clear, but the bigger question is-how? From greening your business practices to implementing tangible changes and more, green experts and business owners show you more than 100 ways to quickly and cost-effectively elevate your business from good to green! .Enhance your current business practices and incorporate new, eco-friendly solutions that won't break the bank or disrupt your day-to-day operations. Learn planet-saving techniques and tricks specific to your trade, and discover unique ways to turn your positive impact on the planet into increased profits!. Use expert advice, examples, step-by-step instructions, real timelines and trouble-shooting tips and solutions . Advance your business in the race to go green with industry-specific ideas and innovations . Learn how to increase your bottom line and lower your overhead costs by implementing just a few green solutions in your business .
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Entrepreneur Media Inc/Entrepreneur Press
Publication date: 9/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Embrace the Basics
Embrace Green
Make a Time Commitment for Greening Your Business
Start With an Energy Audit
Decrease Your Carbon Footprint
Design Your Office in an Eco-Friendly Manner
Become an Eco-Friendly Shopper
Start an Office Recycling Program
Know Your Plastics (and Sort by Number)
Tangibles
Institute a Green Purchasing Policy
Use Green Office Supplies
Use Energy-Efficient Appliances
Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting
Upgrade and Maintain Your HVAC System
Insulate Your Facility Properly
Insulate or Replace Windows and Doors
Quick Tip: Buy Air Conditioner and Vent Covers
Quick Tip: Pool Your Office Resources
Pool Your Resources With Other Homebased Business Owners
Create a Green Home Office
Quick Tip: Green Up Your Bathroom
Natural and Renewable Energy
Explore Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
Consider a "Cool" Green Roof
Quick Tip: Try Chilled Beams
Go Solar
Use Wind Turbine Power
Install Eco-Friendly Flooring
Water Conservation
Start a "Save Water" Program
Install a Water Filtration System
Utilize Rainwater
Use Indoor Plants as Natural Air Filters
Paper and Printing (and Signage)
Start a Paper Waste Prevention Program
Switch to Green Printing
Use Greener Signage
Greener Packaging, Design, and Packing
Implement Sustainable Packaging Policies
Minimize and Redesign Your Packaging
Use Eco-Friendly Packaging Labels
Use Eco-Friendly Packing Materials
Consider Reusable Bags Over Plastic or Paper
Technology
Switch to Energy-Efficient Computer Use
When Buying New Computers, Buy Greener Models
Start a Company-Wide Computer/Cartridge E-Cycling Program
Quick Tip: Switch to E-Signatures
Recycle Cell Phones for the Planet and for Charity
Quick Tip: Use Rechargeable Batteries
Quick Tip: Go With Voice Mail
Less Waste and a Cleaner Work Environment
Have a Waste Audit Done
Quick Tip: Reduce Holiday Party Waste
Consider Composting
Share Your Waste
Start an Anti-Litter Campaign
Clean Green
Maintain a High Level of Indoor Air Quality
Stop Junk Mail From Coming to Your Office
Shipping and Products
Work With Green Vendors and Suppliers
Quick Tip: Avoid Shipping Air
Work With Local Suppliers
Make Your Internal Shipping Needs Greener
Minimize Excess Inventory
Revamp Your Products-Get Greener
Think Bio-Plastics
Transportation, Travel and Telecommuting
Make the Switch to Flex Fuel or Hybrid Cars, Vans, and Trucks
Think Green Tires
Get Environmental Roadside Assistance and Use Green Travel Services
Encourage Alternative Forms of Commuting
Create More Telecommuting Opportunities
Think Greener Business Travel
Offset Business Travel with Green Tags
Intangibles
Change the Coffee Culture in Your Office
Quick Tip: Hold Greener Meetings
Create a Green Team
Produce a Sustainability Report
Hire a Director of Sustainability
Establish a Consumer Recycling Program
Dress Greener
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Use Green Marketing and Promotion
Embrace Word-of-Mouth Marketing
Conduct Surveys to Gauge Your Customers' Interest in the Environment
Quick Tip: Minimize the Media Blitz
Locations, Locations, and Greener Locations
Consider Moving Into a Green Office Building
Expanding Your Facility? Build Green
Moving Part II: Consider a Brownfield
Maintain Some Green Acreage
Consider Downsizing
Social Responsibility and Doing Better for Your People
Start a Program of Company-Wide Volunteer Hours
Support and Sponsor Environmental Groups and Causes
Become a Role Model: Educate Others on Sustainability
Become the Green Center for Your Community
Produce a Green Newsletter
Lobby for Green
Attract Green Employees
Treat Your Employees to Wellness
Quick Tip: gift Green
Go Organic
Quick Tip: Create a Company Library
Provide Green Incentives
Look for Transparency in Certifications and Ecolabels
Consider Socially Responsible Investing
Buy Carbon Offsets
Some Final Suggestions
Rate Your Own Corporate Citizenship
Teach Future Generations
Don't Stop
Putting It All Together
Glossary
Resources
Index