we must work together to end homelessness now

Homelessness has many faces. Some are older people who have fallen between the cracks of medical or political bureaucracy, while others are lost teens thrown out by their families. Sadly, a large number of the homeless are children whose only fault is being born to parents who cannot provide for them the most basic need: […]

powering florida and empowering florida’s natural habitats

  We need electricity in our homes, businesses, and society in general. Unfortunately, electric utility companies are among the worst companies for our planet. Gulf Power Company is an electric company provider in Northwest, Florida services 439,793 customers in 71 towns and communities in a 7,550 square mile radius. In Newsweek’s Green Rankings 2012: U.S. […]

eco driving

Coca-Cola is a global beverage industry leader who takes saving the planet seriously. From their agricultural awareness, to beverage production, and new fleet emission reduction methods, consumers are recognizing them, every step of the way. As a part of their 2020 Sustainability Commitments, Coca-Cola’s “Me, We, World” framework includes climate protection where they plan to […]

make ‘sustainability’ meaningful!

Sustainability is a word growing in popularity. Businesses and households across the world frequently use this word. However, what is the basis behind this word? Does it hold actual substance and is its meaning the same across all avenues? To many, “sustainability” is simply a buzzword used to gain recognition as a concerned leading organization […]

patagonia – becoming a responsible company

When it comes to being a responsible company, Patagonia has it on lock. The 2013 Sustainability Leaders report ranks Patagonia number 2 as a leader in integrating sustainability into their business strategy. Patagonia, a leader in outdoor apparel and accessories, started focusing on sustainable products and corporate responsibility back in 1988. Having a problem with no solution […]

aglocal-supporting the family farms

How can a three-year-old Kansas City company help change farmers and consumers’ lives? It’s quite simple due to the software platform that Naithan Jones  and his team at AgLocal designed. They have a growing desire to efficiently serve beef and put more money into farmer’s pockets. AgLocal eliminates the middleman and allows the farmers and […]

brightfarms – fresher, tastier, and better for the environment

If your grocer were to offer you fresher and better tasting produce at fractions of the cost you’d normally pay, would you love the concept? Of course, you would. No American wants to pay more than they have to for fresh tasting, delicious foods. The fact that it’s healthy is an added bonus. BrightFarms not […]

giving back is in our jeans

Levis Strauss is a company that has not only stated their sustainability goals, but has pushed to implement them for years now. Levis Strauss won’t stop until 100% of their products are under their new sustainability efforts of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Creating a New Era of Clothing Paul Dillinger is the Senior Director of Color, […]

america’s youth and the future of sustainability

There may have been a time where America has felt that our youth were lost. However, thanks to technology, young entrepreneurs emerging, reality television shows showing innovative youth such as Sitcom Valley, and more business and economic values being taught in our classrooms, our next generation of 13-25 year olds are now thinking and acting […]

saving the bison and the planet

Ted Turner, media entrepreneur and founder of Ted’s Montana Grill, is a true environmentalist when it comes to helping preserve our planet. Through his recycling efforts, using eco-friendly products, and finding more ways to be energy-efficient in his restaurants, Ted has reached new heights on handling major sustainability issues that the top restaurants across the globe […]

sustainability on the menu

In the past decade or so, there has been a major shift in corporate responsibility including organizations’ sustainability efforts. Now, McDonald’s has shifted its efforts in 2014 to start clearly defining their meaning of sustainable beef. They, along with many others in the in the food service industry are focusing on delivering consumers better tasting […]