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How to Be Green in Business – First Steps (Video)

by Chuck Peavey 20. January 2011 10:04

12 Years Making Eco-Friendly Businesses

Of the last 12 years, I’ve been building custom web sites through my company Universal Net. It’s no secret that I believe technology is the key to getting us beyond the excessive use of natural resources that are so critical to our future survival. More...

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Green Business Certification at www.GreenCertifiedWeb.org

by Chuck Peavey 26. September 2010 09:00

Green Certification Need

I mentioned a few weeks ago my concern about how Green Business Certification companies might be forcing people to incorporate non-green practices into their businesses just to pass a test and get a really cool logo on their site. I’m also concerned that if someone is only a few questions away from getting their green certification, they might fudge the truth just a little just to make sure. More...

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What do Recycle Numbers on Plastic Mean?

by Chuck Peavey 9. September 2010 09:01

Plastics; what’s what?

I don’t know about you but those little numbers on recyclable products, I don’t understand them. I find myself looking at these and wondering what I’m supposed to do with them. So for my own benefit, I’m including them here. Perhaps you can benefit as well: More...

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Categories: Environmental Impact

Does Green Business Certification Make Sense?

by Chuck Peavey 2. September 2010 09:00

Need for Green Certification

In my very first blog article, I mentioned the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the fact that making a minor modification to their site meant saving 65 trees a year and about 144 thousand pounds of CO2. Recently, I commented on Corporate Colocation and the fact they will reduce their CO2 by about 4 Million tons per year. Both of these are significant achievements in reduced impact on the ecology of the planet. More...

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Food Waste as a Resource - Part 2 - Composting

by Chuck Peavey 26. August 2010 09:00

What is Compost?

So last week, we took a look at landfills and how they work. I still think it’s amazing what they do to keep waste out of our water table and recover methane emissions for profit but the reality is that in the long run, this system is damaging to the environment and to the health of everyone in the country. More...

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Food Waste as a Resource - Part 1 - Landfill Technology

by Chuck Peavey 19. August 2010 09:00

Are Landfills Green?

On June 7th, I was fortunate enough to attend the Thesis Defense presentations at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. I had the opportunity to hear Carolyn LaPrade present her topic “Food Waste as a Resource: Rethinking Our Waste Infrastructure” and I’ll never think of garbage the same way again. More...

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How to Build a Green Datacenter - The Corporate Colocation Approach

by Chuck Peavey 5. August 2010 09:05

Where Web Pages Come From

I want to tell you about Corporate Colocation, the Datacenter Company I use to host my web servers. Just so you know; I’m not getting anything for doing this. I am just very proud to be a part of something that I believe is a revolution in Datacenters and Internet technology in general. More...

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Categories: Environmental Impact | green business

Can Disposible Mean Eco-Friendly?

by Chuck Peavey 17. June 2010 22:33

Polylactic Acid (PLA)

Polylactic Acid Molecule

Until a few months ago, I was banking at Wachovia. I really liked them but they were bought by Wells Fargo so now I bank there. It's not that big of a deal. I need to walk an additional 300 yards from my office. I still see my same tellers, I can still write checks for my business, etc. but that's not the point of this article. The last few days, I noticed that my favorite Teller was using a "Green" Biodegradable cup made from Polylactic Acid (PLA) which is Biodegradable and Compostable... it's made from Corn.  I ask and it turns out that all through (at least that branch of Wells Fargo), this is the only type of disposable cup used.  This is just one small effort to be more Green. More...

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