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The case for corporate sustainability? Better employees

When it comes to finding and keeping top talent, companies can offer benefits and good pay – but they can also offer a less easily articulated perk: the sense of working toward a higher goal.<p>“Being part of something meaningful is really cool,” said Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First Branding, after …

DIY soap meets big economic ideas at Degrowth 2014

I’m standing in a seemingly endless line of hungry conference-goers when a familiar face approaches. My new friend, Max, tells me the kitchen staff …

Forget football. Pick your fantasy green team

The NFL season is off to a rough start. Domestic violence scandals. A high-profile child abuse charge. Underpaid cheerleaders. More bad news about …

All those aging baby boomers could be a boon for the climate

Let’s face it: We’re not getting any younger. This is especially true in developed countries, where slowing birthrates and growing life expectancy …

These artists turn ocean trash into really classy art

The things we are doing to our ocean by and large ain’t pretty. From “plastic soup” to dead albatross babies, we’re stomping through the wild places …

Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars

A city in Sweden is testing a new program they hope will slash the number of cars on the road. The government is giving away free bikes for six …

Workplace Wellbeing: Revolution of the mind

Intangibles are like melted butter: Hot, slippery and likely to leave a mark. You can witness, but not see them; feel, but not touch; value, but not …

The Four Principles of Conscious Capitalism - Conscious Connection

In many respects, <b>Conscious Capitalism</b> is a reflection of the same emerging evolutionary process and cultural movement underlying Conscious Connection …

21 Unmistakable Traits of a Heart-Centered Leader

Take care of your people and your people will take care of your business -- and bottom line profits will follow.<p>There is a great cost when you neglect the human connection point in business.<p>Over the past 20 years there has been a significant amount of data showing that investment in the human …

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Sustainable Business News

The latest research shows the world literally has 3 years to make aggressive progress on bringing emissions down.<p>The silver lining beneath Trump's …

Shower With Friends Lets You Gamify Water Consumption

An engineering team from Mashery may have a good solution to California’s drought problem – just shower with friends. The team of five presented Shower with Friends at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon today, an Intel technology similar to Arduino that lets you compare your water use against that …

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global …

10 DIY Plant Ideas for Fall

8 Comments<p>With fall soon approaching, a few fresh indoor plant ideas and DIYs for decorating. Check them out below:<p><b>1. Ferns in Hanging Terrariums</b><br>by …