Appliance Maker BOSCH helps navigate the Green Building process

Appliance maker BOSCH joins the Green Trail with its Green Resource Center which beyond promoting what the company calls Green Machines also offers a guide to Green Building certification programs available in the US and Canada.

Paper Company Mohawk (check their 'Environmental Calculator') issued the Mohawk Pledge outlining its green policies including the use of wind power.
They also suggest supporting a number of efforts including Design Can Change in the field of packaging and design in general.

Yesterday, my favorite Japanese read, PingMag, in Grassroots Projects interviewed Eric Karjaluoto from smashLAB, the Canadian agency that started Design Can Change.

If you have a few minutes take this Ecological Footprint Quiz.

On a sunny day in New Jersey...birds chirping outside my window...

On business and good practices: No April Fools...Here comes Earth Friendly Moving

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