Tags : environmental footprint

Climate Change and Business Green Economy Sustainability Sustainable Economy

What Does Sustainability Mean in a Service Industry?

Discussion of sustainability efforts in the marketplace often revolves around the manufacturing sector. However, goods-producing industries accounted for only about 12 percent of jobs in the United States in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Service providers, meanwhile, made up about 78 percent of American jobs. Certainly, a fast food franchise, IT consulting […]Read More

Climate Change and Business Environmental Environmental News Green Building Solutions

Getting Tons of CO2 Off the Highway: Building Greener Roads

We’d get nowhere without roads – literally and figuratively. “Paving the way” to a sustainable future requires better roads and a roadmap to get there. Okay enough with the metaphors, here are some hard facts: The US spends 7 percent of its GDP on transportation infrastructure (in 2010 that equalled nearly a cool trillion dollars). A key component […]Read More