Eco-Friendly Gifts for Everyone on Your List

It’s once again time for Cost Control Associates’ eco-friendly list of gift ideas. The list includes something for every budget. The items are, as always, practical, energy-saving and fun!   Cool Gadgets & Stuff Educational Solar Powered Car Kit ($12)        Your...

4 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Reduce Waste

Achieving Zero Waste status at your organization may seem like a daunting, if not impossible, task—especially if you don’t have the resources of a large corporation that can assign the job to a dedicated task force. Indeed many large companies (Walmart, Levi Strauss...

Daylight Saving Time: Does It Still Make Sense?

There has been much debate over the effectiveness of Daylight Saving Time (DST). It is still recognized by the federal government as an energy conservation initiative, however studies show that it actually does nothing, and in some cases increases energy costs. It...

5 Things to Know About the WELL Building Standard

Environmental building standards took a big step forward at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting when Delos, a U.S.-based real estate developer, introduced the WELL Building Standard in 2012. It may not be easy being green, but it brings a lot of great benefits. Keep...

A Second Look at Telecom Costs Produces Results

Cattauragus County’s name comes from a Seneca Indian word for “bad smelling banks” due to natural gas that leaked from its rock seams. Located in western New York, lying atop the northern portion of the Marcellus Shale, natural gas continues to be...

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