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)  />...

More About Zero Waste Certifications

The Zero Waste International Alliance was established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration. If achieving “zero” waste is overwhelming, start smaller. Any steps you take towards Zero Waste will put you on the right track. The following...

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...

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