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Doing Business in a Green Office Building

For a growing number of people, sustainable living means endeavoring as ecopreneurs for organizations with missions they believe in while working in a “green office” space that incorporates green or sustainable design. Typically, “green design” addresses energy efficiency, preservation of resources and the minimization of detrimental effects of construction – if not also improving the […]

November 5th

Greener Gadgets Conference 2008

I volunteered this year, on behalf of the O2 NYC, Green Options and my firm J. Ottman Consulting, at the inaugural Greener Gadgets conference on Friday, February 1st. On this raining day in midtown Manhattan I was happy to be inside the McGraw-Hill Conference Center on 49th Street. The conference was presented by research firm […]

February 2nd

Environmental Defense: Greening the Holidays

Ten earth-friendly ideas to spark your imagination Intangibles can deliver green good all year long (and reduce clutter) 1. Donate time or money to a charity in honor of the gift recipient (a gift to Environmental Defense is a good choice). 2. Buy carbon offsets in the recipient’s name. Along with cutting your own carbon […]

December 19th

Get a Kit, Cut Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

When it comes to cutting carbon emissions, a lot of things — global trade agreements, international climate treaties — are out of our individual control. One area where each of us can make a difference, though, is in our own homes. Houses and other buildings are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions, […]

December 17th