The Shift from Philanthropy to Sustainability: Emerging Markets Know the Value of the Triple Bottom Line: An Analytic Approach to Sustainability’s Role in Emerging Markets

by Caroline Peters, Strategic Emerging Market Analyst at U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce   Contemporary sustainability analysts have seen a shift from a philanthropic basis of sustainability to a practical one in seeing the positive results in emerging markets. These emerging markets know the value of the triple bottom line through their various approaches, including…

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Promote Your Good Work At CPSC’s 8th Annual Arrow Awards Ceremony in San Diego!

    Applications are being accepted for the California Product Stewardship Council‘s 8th annual Arrow Awards, recognizing business and industry leaders for system and design innovations, coalition building, service and take-back and overall excellence in product stewardship and green design. Any business entity (division or facility located in California), third party stewardship organizations and non‐profits are…

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THINK before you buy this holiday season- Sign up for our FREE Global Green Consumer Summit to learn about being a conscious consumer

    This holiday season– learn how to use your purchasing power to save money and make a positive impact in the lives of those in your local community,  as well as those around the globe. The key to making a difference is simple: Become a Conscious Consumer. It’s true, you can help your community—and…

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Deceptive Amendment 1: A bold play to allow discriminatory fees against Floridians

Written by: Emerson Brantley Amendment 1:  Penalizes consumers who save energy When a Supreme Court Justice calls a proposed ballot amendment “misleading” and a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” it pays to listen. Justice Barbara Pariente didn’t mince words about Deceptive Amendment 1, adding “The ballot title is affirmatively misleading by its focus on “Solar Energy…

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Trump’s Plans Sabotage America’s Sustainable Businesses- U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce Endorses Clinton

The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC), a non-partisan sustainable business organization, has taken a unprecedented step in endorsing a candidate for the presidency this election cycle. “The stakes were just getting to high — Mr. Trump’s words, actions and proposed policies are not in alignment with our mission or vision at the chamber and…

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Imagine our Florida, Inc. Joins as a Non-Profit Member Of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce

  The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce proudly announces a new affiliation with the enterprising environmental organization, Imagine Our Florida, Inc. (IOF), who recently joined as a non-profit member. “I am pleased that Imagine Our Florida, Inc. is joining a nationally recognized organization who is forward thinking in our role as environmental stewards,” says IOF…

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Florida Businesses and Government Taking the Lead on Recycling with Recycle Across America!

St. Johns County, Florida is joining the nationwide standardized label movement called Recycle Across America! The goal is simple: to standardize the labels, color, and height of public trash and recycling bins across the country. Billy Zeits of the St. Johns County Park and Recreation Department stated that “the intent is to make it simple.…

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Mo Chapter Welcomes a New Board Member: Wayne Angle!

Welcome New Board Member: Wayne Angle! Wayne Angle (below) has joined the US Green Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Chapter Board of Directors. A mid-Missouri resident for over 30 years employed by Sinclair BioResources, Wayne has worked with multiple industries to implement better, more efficient, and greener business practices. For electrical industry contractor Hubbell Power systems, Wayne…

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(Almost) Clean Water

(Almost) Cleaner Water The Permitting Process: Good Business Expansion goes hand in hand with any kind of business development. In order to expand fiscally, businesses need to grow physically as well. But before any large-scale type of development can begin, it needs to go through the lengthy permitting process and get an “okay” from the government.…

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Mo Chapter Networking Event Features 2015-2016 Updates

  MISSOURI CHAPTER, COLUMBIA BRANCH About 10 hardy souls ventured out in frigid weather for a Friday gathering that featured networking — and a 2015-2016 US Green Chamber, Missouri Chapter update. Event attendees included Carla Hunter, an owner of The Lawn Company; University of Missouri Sustainability Director Srinivasan (Raghu) Raghavan;  Vaughn Prost, CEO of Prost Builders; and Jeffrey…

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Navigate the Changing Landscape

The Responsible Business Summit USA returns for 2016:  Navigate the changing landscape. Become a leading sustainable business. The Responsible Business Summit USA, New York (April, 12-13, 2016) promises to bring the top minds in sustainability together; with C-Suite and Board-level executives from some of the world’s leading brands set to attend. Present will be representatives of Timberland,…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Irblich Schools

Irblich Schools is a proud member of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC). This allergen-friendly, eco-friendly, unplugged pre-school focuses on learning through a natural approach. One of the first truly Holistic Preschool’s located in Central Florida, the school’s mission is to support families with a holistic education in a healthy setting through: a plant-strong diet, integrating…

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Sustainability is Good for Businesses, Even Small Ones

By Heather Haas, November 4, 2015 A recent Forbes article [1] discussed the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals [2] and laid out an argument that government alone could not reach the goals without the assistance of corporations. The Forbes article examines how large corporations can use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to “pursue opportunity and innovation.”…

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The U.S Green Chamber National Webinar Series Continues

  “Storytelling for Green Businesses” is the latest webinar in the U.S Green Chamber’s National Webinar Series.  Michael Volpatt, strategize, develop and execute a flawless PR campaign. He covered subjects such as competitive differentiation, messaging, media outreach, and proactive storytelling!partner with Larkin/Volpatt communications informed green business executives how to better Founded in 2003, Larkin/Volpatt communications is an integrated marketing communications…

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Find Success after College

Want to utilize your skills and passion by making a meaningful impact in the world through your career after leaving the oh-so familiar and comfortable world of college? IDEAS For Us and the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce have come together to create their collaboration that will help you ‘spark your career’. Ignite’s “Campus to…

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Welcome Brittany, to the USGCC Missouri Chapter!

Welcome Brittany, to the USGCC Missouri Chapter! Brittany Angle has joined the Columbia, Missouri Chapter of the US Green Chamber as a Board Member. She is the laboratory director at Columbia-based Tensive Controls, a biotech startup working to perfect a treatment for cachexia, the wasting condition often seen in cancer patients.  At Tensive, Brittany is also investigating…

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Grand Opening–Florida Green Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Sustainability at Launch event in Winter Park

Grand Opening–Florida Green Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Sustainability at Launch event in Winter Park The Florida Green Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) celebrated their Grand Opening on April 30th 2015 at First Green Bank and welcomed over 100 attendees to its grand launch event. “We are so honored to have Florida open the first Chapter in…

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U.S Green Chamber’s 1st Webinar!

On May 29th 2015, the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce held its first webinar as part of the the USGCC 2015 National Education Webinar Series. World-renowned Ashoka fellow and CEO of Recycle Across America™, Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund,  spoke about how to super charge your recycling program within  your business. Through Recycle Across America™, Mitch has developed a standardized…

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Register now for the Ignite Program!

Find Success after College  Want to utilize your skills and passion by making a meaningful impact in the world through your career after leaving the oh-so familiar and comfortable world of college? IDEAS For Us and the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce have come together to create their collaboration that will help you ‘spark your career’. Click…

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2015/2016 National Education Webinar

2015/2106 National Education Webinar Series U.S Green Chamber of Commerce has launched our 2015 National Business Sustainability Webinar Series. We have selected top sustainability professionals in America to be part of the program. The 2015/2016 National Sustainability Webinar Series is a high level program. It will be led by experts and will focus on different…

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