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Increase in demand for biofuels in the United States is leading to hike in food prices in Guatemala, where agricultural land is being used to produce raw materials for biofuels.
In order to save energy and reduce emmissions, France is taking a simple yet unusual step. A new law is making it mandatory for all shops and offices to switch off their lights at night.
Extending support to the consumer's right to know what they are buying, Whole Foods Market has instructed its suppliers to clearly label products with GMO ingredients by 2018.
Many theaters the world over are taking serious and "innovative" steps towards being eco-friendly - from installing solar panels to using recycled and local materials in its architecture.
At the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012, it transpired from discussions that CSR is more likely to be a differentiating factor in competition rather than just a voluntory activity.
According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of United States, 100% of its newly added capacity this year has been "renewable", with wind energy in the lead.
UK's company Invicta Group - inventor the plastic ruler - has manufactured cups, plates, tableware, toys and fashion accessories from plastic drinking bottles, bottle lids and milk cartons.
Green Business Showcase
Emerging Business: Organic Farming
Organic Farming is a system which avoids or minimizes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives etc) and largely relies upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection.
Greening a Business
Employing Sustainable Business Practices
Going green is no longer an option for business houses today - it's a necessity and in some countries, a compulsion. "Greening" a business is not only good for the environment but good for the business's bottom line also, as conserving resources and reducing waste helps save money.
A Green Business is essentially a business that engages in eco-friendly practices and complies with all environmental norms.
There are simple steps that businesses, big and small, can take in order to "go green". Such steps are good not only for the environment but for a business's bottom line as well, since conserving resources and reducing waste helps save money.
But then, running a Green Business isn't just about "greening" an existing business - it's also about embarking on new ventures that provide eco-friendly products and services for people interested in leading a green lifestyle.
Green Business Projects
This site will endeavour to provide "detailed business plans" of novel eco-friendly business ideas for the benefit of entrepreneurs intending to start green business ventures.
For starters, here are a few interesting ones.
The Green Marketing Approach
Use of eco friendly vehicles help reduce emission of carbon-dioxide gas - which happens to be one of the green house gases leading to global warming. They are now available in different modes, ranging from two-wheelers to public transport.
Eco friendly lights like LED that are used to illuminate homes and offices, are both energy-efficient and cost-effective. LEDs don't contain mercury, don't produce heat and can be good substitutes for incandescent or fluorescent lamps.
When shopping, always look for eco-friendly products
Ecopreneurs - Start a Green Business - here's how