Showing posts with label Green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Green. Show all posts

Monday, November 20, 2017

Create a Green Office

Create a Green Office

Creating an environmentally friendly workplace is an excellent investment, achieving significant operating cost reduction, building team spirit and creating a highly desirable employment environment. And we all know that when employee morale improves, turnover decreases and hiring and training costs decrease. Publicized effectively, environmental responsibility will also enhance marketplace image resulting in increased sales and profitability. Market your new green agenda. Employees and customers will be pleased to learn that you care about the environment and are doing your part.

Ten Ways to Improve Workplace Environmental Performance

1. Buy "green" products. Every day we find new, environmentally friendly products which use less materials, reduce waste and reduce energy use. We can choose compostable waste bags, biodegradable packing peanuts, non-toxic dry-erase markers, recycled plastic products, and more.

2. Use re-manufactured ink and toner cartridges. Remanufactured cartridges are 100% guaranteed and cost less than new cartridges. Each re-manufactured cartridge keeps approximately 2.5lbs of plastic and metal out of landfills and saves about 1/2 gallon of oil.

3. Recycle ink and toner cartridges. Approximately 375 million empty ink jet cartridges are taken to landfill sites every year. Recycling cartridges reduces landfill waste and associated toxins.

4. Use digital storage, not paper files. Print documents on paper when necessary but only when necessary. When hard-copy paper files are necessary, maintain a central file, avoiding individual, personal files.

5. Reduce, reuse and recycle paper. Treat paper as a scarce commodity. Communicate by email rather than creating written notes and faxing or mailing documents. When you must create a paper copy, print on both sides whenever you can, use it as scrap paper and finally recycle it when it can no longer be used or reused. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, almost 7,000 gallons of water and more than 3 cubic yards of landfill space.

6. Buy Energy Star qualified products. Energy Star printers, computers, fax machines, monitors and other office machines can reduce energy use by as much as 75%. Using "standby" or "sleep mode" when equipment is not in use will reduce energy use and improve the bottom line!

7. Unplug machines that are not in use. Most people are surprised to learn that equipment consumes electricity when plugged in-even when turned off. Use power strips for simplicity and turn them off at days-end and when you take trips.

8. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs can save up to 75% of the electricity used by incandescent light bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs last 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs and they fit standard fixtures and deliver natural light.

9. Reduce transportation. Promote public transportation, carpooling and bicycle use by employees. Use teleconferencing or videoconferencing for meetings. Purchase from local suppliers.

10. After reducing your energy consumption as much as possible, consider purchasing an offset. Individuals and businesses can offset greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing carbon credits.

Stan Gassman, BSC Sustainability Services Copyright 2007

Stan Gassman is a co-founder and principal of BSC Sustainability Services, a consulting company devoted to helping clients increase marketplace value by incorporating sustainability within their culture and operations.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Promotion Of Green Energy

Promotion Of Green Energy

National Standardization Technical Committee

appliances clean utensils points Technical Committee Secretary Lu Jian



Home Appliances

Refers to the design, manufacture, use and recycling process to consider the low consumption of resources and the environment on human health and damage to small appliances. Resource consumption of green energy-saving appliances and the environment on human health and the extent of damage at different times of the requirements are different, but the idea of green energy-saving appliances is the same. Green energy-saving appliances is a permanent issue, everyone has a responsibility and obligation to promote.

Present, the technological level of China's home appliance industry to the EU WEEE (



The waste product instructions), RoHS (restriction in the electrical and electronic equipment on the use of certain harmful ingredients instructions), EUP (with


Product eco-design Framework Directive) 3 directive is no problem. In fact, their standard household appliances on the environment and the use of the safety of personnel is a requirement, but these three commands added to a number of indicators, or to raise a number of values of certain indicators.

Therefore, China to promote green energy-saving appliances home appliance industry is not a technical issue, but the confidence and resolve. Our first priority is the firm belief, the determination to do the green energy-saving appliances can not be shaken. While green energy-saving appliances in the design, manufacture, recovery of the road will face many new difficulties, but difficulties and problems can be any concept of consciousness and technology through innovative solutions and can not hesitate.

Second, the promotion of green energy-saving appliances is not only manufacturing the issue, it relates to everyone in society, we have the determination, conviction, and even existing home appliances, as long as the same can be achieved by the rational use of energy saving, reduction consumption results. On the contrary, even the green energy-saving appliances, if they are unreasonable use, simply be thrown away, would lose the value of its own energy. Therefore, we should strengthen our convictions and from now on, I start from. "Two sessions" on behalf of the resident removed a one-time equipment, the General Assembly to shorten the meeting time is a good example.

Finally, the promotion of green energy-saving appliances is a long term, should be gradual, not to be "across the board, swarm" like to promote, impulsive, anxious, and thought one step is not desirable.

Imagine all the current people's homes are replaced with energy-efficient electrical products, at least 4 years to 5 years. Therefore, promotion of green energy-saving appliances should be able to realistically be carried out from ourselves and from every day life to start. For example, turning off lights every day to hand off the tap

Air conditioning

Temperature of reasonable adjustments, less open day car, in the time and place designated place abandoned household appliances. Everyone must have a saving families, saving the community, the idea of saving society. Promotion of green energy-saving appliances in the process must start from a little bit, do not do costly "achievement projects" flashy "image project" one step "ideal project."

Green energy-saving appliances is a philosophy, is always our goal. Promotion of green energy-saving appliances should be able to realistically implement, step by step to advance.

In this issue appliance industry, there is no reason to become arrogant, complacent. The challenge of economic globalization, especially in the international


Test before the crisis, if our spiritual slack to make progress, it will miss opportunities.

Green energy-saving appliances in the industry pushed for many years, but progress is not satisfactory. These events reflect the industry's overall awareness, sense of urgency, responsibility is not enough, mainly for the management of relaxation, not enough solid work. Therefore, the promotion of green energy-saving appliances to establish a sense of responsibility and urgency, should be continued.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

How to Get Started With a Green Blog

How to Get Started With a Green Blog

With our economy in shambles, the green movement provides us with the best chance to get out of this trouble. Many economists acknowledge that we need a new wave of innovations and new technologies to get out of this mess. And green technologies are among ways we can stimulate the economy and create jobs. If you are interested in starting your own blog, there is no time better these days to tackle this controversial topic. There are people out there who consider the green movement as a commercial hoax while there are others who truly care about our Earth. Either way, your blog can add value to this movement and bring you blogging success in the process.

If you have not blogged before, here is how to get started with your green site:

Be unique: don't try to find the best eco-blog on the Web and imitate them move by move. The act tires after a while. Differentiate yourself by bringing unique insights to the world.
Provide value: writing for the sake of writing doesn't sit well with others. Others' time is extremely valuable, and you should not waste it with nonsense. Here is where you can use other industries to figure out how you can provide unique value with your green site. Find out how top bloggers in other markets are doing just that, and you have a good head start.
Network with top players: every top blogger would agree that networking with other top bloggers is a big part of this business. You can be competitive, but competition is good for you and your audience.
Don't be scared to take risks: just because you are starting a site doesn't mean you shouldn't take risks. It's your blog. You are the CEO.

There are a few other things you need to take into account to succeed as a eco-blogger. If you are interested in eco technologies, now is your chance to start a blog about what you are passionate about and gain some money and recognition in the process. It'll be hard but very rewarding at the same time.

Interested in starting your own blog?

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Matt Damon Green Zone Interview

Matt Damon Green Zone Interview

Green Zone is a hell of a movie! Starring Matt Damon in his third collaboration with Director Paul Greengass (The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremecy) it's as potent an action thriller as you could expect. As public opinion is more and more against the invasion of Iraq and more questions are being asked around the reasons of going to war, whether we went to war under false premises and fabricated intelligence (which I personally believe) or not, it's good to see a film so current. Check out my interview with Matt Damon below.

Green Zone is a really thrilling experience, after the two Bourne Movies we expected no less from it, what persuaded you to make this the third collaboration between you and Paul Greengrass?

Matt Damon: Once we had the Rajiv's book รข€˜Imperial Life in the Emerald City', even though we didn't know what the movie was gonna be, there was so much there and there was so much that was interesting. Again the question was can we make a film with audience appeal and get a good chunk of the Bourne audience into a film that was about fictional character in the real world as opposed to a fictional character in a fictional world.

What was it like working with cinematographer Barry Ackroyd? His style is really in your face and documentary like.

Matt Damon: As an actor working with him it's great because he and Paul open up an environment where you have such freedom. There was never a mark laid down or someone saying you have to stand here or to deliver your line this way, on the contrary their interest lay totally in capturing something in real time. Normally your restricted by the camera load which is an 11 minute load, what they did is that they had a backup camera so they'd shoot for 11 minutes then when that ran out they'd pick up another camera immediately and keep going, that allowed the actors and extras, which their were many whether they were soldiers or children to stay in that heightened reality and stay in that world, thing's weren't breaking down, going to get some tea or something like that, these exercises would carry half an hour at a time, then everybody would say ok let's take a break. I think that helps the acting because it's so real, it's very real to buy into that reality when the camera is asking you technically nothing at all. To be totally liberated from the technical side of filming gives you something in your performance.

When are you gonna take a break!

Matt Damon: I just finished filming with Clint Eastwood a few days ago, that's like taking time off, no more than 10 hours a day and it's a very civilized schedule, much more civilized than Greengrass let me tell you (laughs). I want to direct one day so I can't pass up the chance of working with the people I'm getting a chance to work with, Paul Greengrass three times now, Clint Eastwood twice now, I'm gonna work with the Coen Brothers next month, as long as that keeps happening I can't see me taking time of, unless the work dried up.

Where do you see the US public's opinion on Iraq now, as you've been over here you've probably heard we've got a public inquiry, is there a stomach for that in America?

Matt Damon: There's a very different atmosphere in America right now, if you engage in a discussion with any American right now on war Afghanistan will come up first, the issues of the economy and certainly jobs are what most people are thinking of right now, Iraq isn't on the front page right now as it is here, where you've got the Chilcot inquiry, I'm interested in seeing how we do there and how we do here, but whether or not it's at the forefront of everyone's consciousness at home right now, certainly there will be an appetite at some time, whether that's now or later, basically we can never predict what the Zeitgeist will be two years down the road, we wanted to make the movie we wanted and we got to make that movie. Hopefully the studio will will be rewarded for their trust.

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