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7 Marketing Tips for Green Businesses

Marketing is a key component of getting any business off the ground, especially a small green business (such as a green building or green roofing business), with a limited budget to spend on reachin…

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How the Food Truck Concept is Spreading To Other Businesses

Photo Credit: Fashion Mobile By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger Fifty years ago, Jane Jacobs wrote, "New ideas must use old buildings." Today she might write "New ideas need old trucks." It's an importa…

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Eat Local, Shop Local

  I've had a few excellent conversations lately about the true meaning of "food security." In the past, the conversation has centered around the need to bring grocery stores into low-income n…

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Occupy Local Businesses for the Holidays

As I write this post, it is Black Friday, the day that all of us are encouraged to go out and spend money to not only support the economy, but ironically, to save ourselves some money for the holiday …

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“Buy Local” Beyond Food

I have been advocating for locally produced food for the past decade. It not only supports our local growers, but it also supports the local economy and is better for the environment. Lately I ha…

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