Green Links

Business Strategies and Tactics

Green Biz

The leading online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs.

Sustainable Business

By providing businesspeople direct access to the information and tools they need, meaningful employment and resources for sustainable business development, Sustainable Business is helping to shift human and material resources toward a restorative economy.

American Forest & Paper Association

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is the national trade association of the forest products industry and advances public policies that promote a strong and sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace.

Co-op America

Founded in 1982, this not-for-profit membership organization’s mission is to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Both a green advocacy organization and eco-driven online catalog.

The Green Business Guide

Learn how to adopt green business practices that help save money and the environment.

Paper and Office Supplies

The Green Office

From recycled paper to recycled ink, and from green technology to earth-friendly industrial cleaning products, TheGreenOffice has it all.

Green Earth Office Supply

A rudimentary but effective Yahoo shopping site with a huge variety of  green/sustainable items for your business.

Green Field Paper

San Diego-based company specializing in tree-free paper, offering handmade and hemp lines as well as paper with wildflower seeds you can plant.

The Paper Calculator

This tool will help you quantify the benefits of better paper choices. The Paper Calculator shows the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle.

Case Studies

PepsiCo

Case Study of Corporate/Production energy and water savings. PepsiCo saved 5 billion liters of water and nearly 500 million kilowatt hours of electricity compared to its resource use in 2006. In its fourth sustainability report, PepsiCo gives some examples of how its operations around the world have reduced, water, fuel and energy use, as well as spread sustainability throughout its supply chain.

Recycling/Waste Disposal

Container Recycling Institute

CRI is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that studies and promotes policies and programs that increase recovery and recycling of beverage containers, and shift the social and environmental costs associated with manufacturing, recycling, and disposal of container and packaging waste from government and taxpayers to producers and consumers.

National Recycling Coalition

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a national non-profit advocacy group with members that span all aspects of waste reduction, reuse and recycling in North America. The Coalition represents advocates from every region of the country, in every sector of the waste reduction field.

Glass Packaging Institute

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is the trade association representing the North American glass container industry. Through GPI, glass container manufacturers speak with one voice to advocate industry standards, promote sound environmental policies and educate packaging professionals.

California Waste Management Board

Learn where and how to recycle your goods. The Board promotes zero waste in partnership with local government, industry, and the public. This means managing the estimated 92 million tons of waste generated each year by reducing waste whenever possible, promoting the management of all materials to their highest and best use, regulating the handling, processing and disposal of solid waste, and protecting public health and safety and the environment.

Collective Good

The mobile devices recycling resource. If you have spare mobile phones, pagers or PDAs sitting on a shelf or in a drawer, you can recycle them here in an environmentally responsible manner.

Arion Global

Arion Global, Inc. is engaged in offering a number of enriched and effective recycling services for both large and small-sized companies.

General

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

CCSE

The mission of the California Center for Sustainable Energy is to foster public policies and provide programs, services, information and forums that facilitate the adoption of clean, reliable, renewable, sustainable, and efficient energy technologies and practices.

Earth 911

Founded in 1991, this company is on a mission to be the nation’s premier one-stop environmental Web portal.

MNN.com

A new website aiming to be the CNN.com of the environmental news world.

Colorado Solar. Inexhaustible Energy Source

To advance the solar industry, Colorado Solar was created to be a useful resource for consumers and solar installers and to help build awareness about solar power. All the information you need to know about solar is on this website so you can make the switch to renewable energy no matter what state you live in!

Green Books

Packaging Sustainability: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Package Design

Edited By Wendy Jedlicka
Published: December, 2008
Written by experts from a wide variety of fields, this is a source of actionable information that enables everyone involved in the design and development process to make smart, informed decisions.

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

By Van Jones
Published: October 7, 2008
This fascinating book offers a look at the ways that investing in green jobs can save the economy and the environment at the same time.

Vault Guide to Green Programs

By Vault.com Inc.
Published: September 29, 2008
This new book, available only in digital form from Vault.com Inc., profiles the eco-friendly practices and programs of nearly 70 North American companies.

Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business

By Joel Makower
Published: September 10, 2008
In Strategies for the Green Economy, GreenBiz.com’s executive editor, Joel Makower, distills his more than twenty years of watching the green business scene and offers insights and inspiration for understanding and untangling the complexities and controversies of profiting in the growing green economy.

The Green Building Bottom Line: The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

By Martin Melaver and Phyllis Mueller
Published: October 31, 2008
This work takes a hard look at what it takes to build green — from considering the economic benefits of sustainability to marketing environmentally friendly structures.