Greening Your Business

Cost-effective ideas for reducing your business’ impact on the environment.

Dillon Gage Metals: Everyone Can Go “Green” by Keeping PCs, Cell Phones and Batteries Out of Landfills

Dillon Gage Metals: Everyone Can Go "Green" by Keeping PCs, Cell Phones and Batteries Out of Landfills, Precious metals contained in common household and business electronics can be recycled, refined and reusedDallas, TX –  Precious metals contained in common household and business electronics can be recycled, refined and reused, instead of being unnecessarily tossed in overflowing, local landfills, an expert at Dillon Gage Metals says.

“The list of items containing precious metals found in and around a typical American home or business is surprisingly long and includes computer components, cell phones, handhold electronic games and silver-oxide batteries from watches,” says Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals. Other common items are gold-plated wire and contacts from electrical switches, computer-printer cartridges with gold contacts, and platinum-group auto catalysts. Read More »

Birmingham, AL to Host 2010 Green Building Focus Conference and Expo

Green Lifestyles - Tuesday, August 24th, the city of Birmingham, Alabama will host the 2010 Green Building Focus conference and expo. This 3-day event, which will be held at the Jefferson Convention ComplexBeginning Tuesday, August 24th, the city of Birmingham, Alabama will host the 2010 Green Building Focus conference and expo. This 3-day event, which will be held at the Jefferson Convention Complex, is designed to showcase the latest in sustainable building development. Focused on exploring the popular and growing demand for green building, this year’s conference aims to inform and educate the southeast region’s leading architects, engineers, property owners, and construction professionals, as well as students, faculty, and those interested in learning more about the recent trends, technologies and materials available in the green building movement. Read More »

Going Green While Making Green

Hult International Business School publishes Greenovate! which examines how companies can employ environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profit.

Imagine a neighborhood where smart, solar-powered garbage cans signal trash collectors only when they are full and ready to be emptied, thus reducing fuel costs. Or a mass transit system where buses run on recycled cooking oil, making them cheaper to operate with reduced emissions. Or a program to create homes for the poor by converting and upgrading discarded shipping containers. Read More »

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