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New Service: Green Career Questions

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NEW: Green Career Questions: Got a quick green career question, new to the field, interested in green career advice, or an understanding of the industry? We’ve assisted dozens of green career search professionals.

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Rethinking Waste: New Life to Old Fire Hoses

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Fundamentally, waste doesn’t have to exist. It is simply a matter of rethinking of the item as a resource and find new uses for the material. Today we got an interesting request – What to do with a city’s worth of old fire hoses. What an interesting and fun challenge. Feel free to add your thoughts.

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LEDs In Chandelier Result In 1700% ROI

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LEDs in chandelier pays for itself in 2.6 months and represents a 92% cost savings. A $100 upfront expense saved $1716 over its 3.4 year lifespan. Case Study using LEDs in an apartment complex where the chandelier is operational 24/7 offering a breakdown of all the costs associated with energy, bulbs, and maintenance.

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LEED building complaints – are they really LEED related?

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Are LEED building complaints from tenants really related to the building being LEED? In a discussion over several LEED apartment tenant complaints Matthew Rochte LEED AP, who has managed and owned non-LEED apartments, weighs in. The complaints as tenant complaints go are legitimate, but have little or nothing to do with the buildings being LEED certified, rather they have to do with cost cutting and poor design, construction, and facilities mainenance.

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Start At The Exit – O.S. White Paper

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New Opportunity Sustainability white paper on the quick ROI available when you switch to LED exit signs. Estimated operational cost savings of 93%.

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CSR and the Coming Talent Wars

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Why do talented employees leave companies, often despite good salaries??
I keep hearing this question uttered by talent agents to news casters. They are saying this because, despite the ugly job market, people are jumping ship.
Beyond the typical reasons of bad management, poor working environment, and lack of stimulus – I would say that the top talent are fundamentally looking for something else.

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Of Desserts and Styrofoam

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Cold-Pack EPS Cooler shipping packaging. An example of doing it right if you have to use EPS, along with resources for both recycling and alternatives to EPS coolers for shipping perishable goods.

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Why attend an RTA Rally?

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Last Saturday I took part in a rally to support the creation of a SE Wisconsin’s RTA. RTA stands for Regional Transit Authority, a governing body that coordinates and champions transit systems in a region. Most metropolitan areas have one. Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin does not.
You may be asking, what does this have to do with sustainability?
Everything.

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Interviewed on Hinton Human Capital Show

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Matthew Rochte, LEED AP was interviewed by Stephen Hinton on Blog Talk Radio for the Hinton Human Capital show.
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Fact Vs Fiction

In this overview discussion we explored the origins of CSR and sustainability. We could have easily spent a show talking about each of these along with any number of the topics we touched upon: philosophy, buzzwords, green, GHG, LEED, environmental stewardship, sustainable value frameworks, green jobs, innovation, and compliance versus opportunity and innovation, Opportunity Sustainability℠, and how business coaching plays into sustainability leadership. Check out the show.

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Round Wheel Rolls!

Leave it to Mark Fiore to find a humorous way to point out the the paradigm shift and challenges of communicating the need for [fill-in-the-blank] (sustainability,  green business, corporate social responsibility, climate change, green house gas cap and trade, etc.)  Despite the scientific evidence, the peer reviewed journals, the business school program adoption and conversion, […]

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