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Top five ways lawyers can go green and attract new clients

The term “going green” isn’t just a trendy phrase – those two words have real meaning behind them. Several legal professionals like this site and law firms across the planet are creating green initiatives that cut expenses, encourage social responsibility, and diminish their carbon footprint – all in response to eco-minded clients, economic pressure, and global warming. “Green law” or environmental law is an expanding practice. Several firms are starting to create niche sub-practices in climate change, green building, renewable en...

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How HR can help companies go green

Going green can be a challenge – especially when a business is used to operating in a certain way. However, going green has huge benefits – both for individual organizations and for the environment. And while companies may not realize it, they have an incredibly useful internal resource to lend a hand when it comes to going green: HR. Human resources departments can be instrumental in helping business leaders realize the importance of creating a greener, more eco-friendly work environment. While HR staff plays...

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Eco Digital Menu Boards – The technology of the future

What would you say if you came across a restaurant running technology that saves you time, reduces training hours for your staff, and helps you go paperless, among other awesome benefits? I bet you would jump right on it. Now, what if this is no fantasy? Allow me to explain; there is a new, very affordable way of displaying your restaurant menus without using printed papers. This way of showing menus also has a huge potential of making you some extra money in your business, outside your normal selling of own products and ser...

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Recycling smarts: Environmentally disposing your old electronics

We can often get quite nostalgic about certain objects and become very reluctant to throw them out or replace them, but when it comes to electronic items, it seems to be a different story. When you consider there an estimated 3 mobile phones for every person in the UK supposedly in circulation, it demonstrates how often we upgrade or move on with electronic gadgets and machines. The amount of old electrical products that are thrown away each year in the UK adds up to a staggering one million tonnes, which would be e...

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World’s first large-scale power station with C.C.S. commissioned in Canada

The world’s first large-scale power station equipped with carbon capture storage, the Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage project, began commissioning on October 2 of this year in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Utility Saskpower spent around$1.4 billion for a 110 megawatt retrofit of the Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant, equipping it with carbon-capture technology that will trap around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide...

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FedEx Trade Networks brings down its carbon footprint with solar-capable building

A new environmentally-friendly office and distribution facility in New York is helping FedEx Trade Networks bring down their carbon footprint. The building uses Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design characteristics which will reduce energy costs by 30-40 percent and water consumption by approximately 50 percent. The building design incorporates a 100 kilowatt solar array which will enable it to replace 1,000,000 kWh or fossil fuel-sourced energy over...

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How green energy is used as a good business magnet

The impetus for businesses turning to renewable energy is simple: to fight climate change. There’s no resource more important than the planet we live in. Given the numerous disasters that plagued mankind in the past decades, no doubt climate change has already taken its toll on planet earth. While the so-called “doomsday preppers” are preparing for the worst, businessmen are embracing better days. Renewable energy, also called green energy or sustainable energy, refers to electri...

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How to use eco-financing to create a competitive edge

If you are an entrepreneur, your success lies in adapting your business operation to people’s lifestyles in order to create brand loyalty. One of the most significant changes in society over the last two decades is green living. Tapping into Green Business Activities More and more people are conscious about the environment and they are inclined to use products and services that do not affect the environment negatively. Your business can tap on this phenomenon by using eco/ green...

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Green business practices for the 21st century office

Gone are those days that both employers and employees are rampantly wasting resources due to ineffective policies and well, ignorance. Below are some practical tips in greening the office premises and practices. The list is absolutely not an exhaustive list, but it will certainly lay the groundwork to make the office more eco-friendly. 1) Use electricity prudently. Computers, printers and other electrical equipment, as well as peripherals, must be turne...

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Green loans as an efficient way to reduce the energy costs of business and residential complex

Finance in the form of grants and loans are available for businesses who intend to introduce environmental-friendly initiatives and projects that come at attractive rate of interest in comparison to the commercial lenders. You need to repay the grants as they have strict regulations levied on it, regarding the use of the grants and its repayment. On the other hand, green loans do not have restric...

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