With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably looking for a way to show mom how much you really care. What if the products you give (or enjoy) this Mother’s Day could also celebrate moms around the world?
This year World Fair Trade Day falls on the same weekend as Mother’s Day (May 12th), highlighting a natural connection between the two holidays and the opportunity to focus on the positive impact that Fair Trade has on the lives of so many mothers around the world. When you buy Fair Trade products, you are helping ensure that women can build a brighter future for their families and become leaders in their communities. That’s why our theme for Mother’s Day this year is Moms Make a World of Difference. Continue reading
A dentist providing care to a child in Buenos Aires supported by our Giving Parter, Todos Juntos.
Did you know that Americans toss about 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes into landfills every year?
Concerned with the way our everyday purchases are affecting people and the planet, Smiles for the People recently launched an adult toothbrush made entirely of bamboo. The brush is biodegradable and uses limited paper packaging from sustainable forests.
Here’s the best part, though: for every toothbrush you buy, Smiles for the People will donate the equivalent of ONE toothbrush to a child in need of dental care. Continue reading
Posted in Bed & Bath, Business, CSR, Goods, Services & Product Design, Green Business, Green Marketing, Health
Tagged bamboo, eco home, education, sustainability, sustainable, toothbrush
March 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Shop. Taste. Learn. Play. Be inspired by influential speakers and find thousands of innovative products and services that are good for your health and the environment.
What: The Green Living Show is North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to workable solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event offers inspiration for all ages and features influential speakers, innovative products, educational demonstrations and fun activities for the entire family. Continue reading
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (or “IES”), an infrastructure services company with leading positions in a broad range of markets for electrical and communications products and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Acro Energy group (or “Acro”), a residential solar energy integrator. The acquisition is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.
“Offering alternative energy services to the residential market represents a long term growth market for IES Residential,” said Dwayne Collier, President of IES Residential. “As Acro Energy’s exclusive installation provider since late 2011, this acquisition will not only strengthen our position in the residential solar market, but also provide IES Residential with Acro’s sales force capabilities to cross-sell additional electrical services.” Continue reading
Posted in Alternative Energy, BusinessWire, Energy, Energy Management, Home Energy, Solar, Technology
Tagged alternative energy, environment, environmental, solar, sustainability, sustainable, technology
Tulsa, Oklahoma – February 13, 2013 – Caelus today announced that all versions of their CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit will be updated to include the newest EPEAT® standards for greener electronics. The EPEAT registry’s Imaging Equipment standard, publicly unveiled today in Washington DC, will be added to CurrentState™ immediately. EPEAT’s Television standard will be added to CurrentState™ as soon as it is released later this year.
CurrentState™ delivers a comprehensive review of the sustainability practices of an organization. CurrentState™ is based on Caelus’s Three Tiers of Sustainability framework. The framework organizes sustainability into 3 main categories (Green IT, Business and Facilities) and more than 20 additional sub-categories. The audit’s Findings Report includes specific quick wins, recommendations and analysis of each category. Continue reading
Posted in Business, CSR, Electronics, Green Business, Green IT, Home Energy, IT Asset Management, Technology
Tagged business, csr, electric, environment, environmental, epeat, green companies, sustainability, sustainable, technology