Welcome to (or welcome back to) the Green Business Blog Carnival, your weekly wrap-up of some of the most compelling content published on sustainable business. We’re proud to be co-sponsoring this traveling series of news, insight, and inspiration with our friends at Triplepundit (who got us started with the first edition of the carnival). Next Friday, head over to The Inspired Economist to see what’s hot for the week…
Since we call this a carnival, let’s make sure we set the proper mood… maestro, strike up the band…
And away we go…
- Author, educator and consultant Andres Edwards has been doing a lot of radio interviews with the release of his new book Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society by New Society Publishers. You can check out those interviews all in one place at his blog.
- Gia at EcoPlum went in search of examples of wasteful packaging, sometimes for products that had other green benefits… and, with the help of some spotters, found plenty. Any ideas on how to let manufacturers know we don’t need all of this extra material?
- California may be on the way to a ban on plastic bags, so Wal-Mart decided to test out elimination of these “convenience” items at a handful of stores in the state. How’d it work out? Triplepundit has an overview of the reaction’s to the bag ban.
- As energy prices continue to rise, many home and business owners are checking out solar solutions to cutting their utility bills. Chris Hale at Cleantechies provides an overview of the information you’ll need to gather prior to installing solar panels.
- Here at sustainablog, we continued our “sustainablog Approved” series with a profile of Florida-based organic t-shirt company HumanWear. Find out how they manage to localize their supply chain, and implement other green business practices.
- How much paper can a company save by switching to electronic signature technology? Docusign claims that Equity Residential, a leading owner and operator of apartment properties, will eliminate the need for around six million sheets of paper annually with this technology.
- And, finally, the Gulf oil spill’s going to have a huge impact on not only coastal and ocean ecosystems, but the shift to cleaner energy sources. David Anderson at The Inspired Economist takes a look backwards, and wants to know why oil services company Halliburton (yeah, that Halliburton) bought an oil cleanup company only eight days before the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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