Wal-mart announced this week that they will be buying more local produce to stock their groceries. As the world’s largest retailer and controller of a massive food distribution network (world’s largest?) this brings questions of purchasing power and respect for those growing our food. The world’s largest retailer has been plagued by labor relations and [...]
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Nice to see that at the end of some political wrangling the White House will be back on the clean energy bandwagon. The new panels will certainly be more efficient and hopefully longer lasting than the previous. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley today announced plans to [...]
The City of Columbus has initiated a fund to promote LEED buildings through incentives to reimburse certification fees to individual projects. Green Columbus Fund Encourages sustainable development and redevelopment with a primary focus on the inner city. Private businesses and non-profit organizations in Columbus are eligible to receive reimbursement grants in the two broad areas [...]
With Local Foods Week beginning in a few days here in central Ohio, the idea of turning old unused buildings into food production facilities is especially poignant. It really doesn’t get more local than community revitalization and food production in former factory buildings. Many potential benefits for people, the planet and profitability!
Zerolandfill is a program to collect used samples from interior designers, architecture firms, product representatives and other industry sources of used product samples. The samples are then donated to schools, community programs and artists for use in creative projects of all kinds, keeping the materials out of the landfill! From the Zerolandfill Site: ZeroLandfill™ is [...]
A good friend of Greenovate, who happens to be in a leadership position for a very large building material manufacturer, mentioned Kohl’s retail department store as an example of sustainability and the benefits for the bottom-line. Both of us are (what some would call) enlightened, community centric and totally committed, so with his recommendation we [...]