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Monthly Archives: February 2012
by Karin DeLaitsch The manufacturing game is forever changing. What worked yesterday to solve yesterday’s issues may not work as well today. Proponents of lean manufacturing, a concept made popular in 1990 with origins dating back as early as
When a Green Business Matters reader claimed that a company named CalStar Products was revolutionizing the basic brick, we were immediately intrigued. As it turns out, the reader was right. As unlikely as it may seem, CalStar has, indeed, reinvented the brick.
I regularly hear that people have moved to the town where I live because of the trees and open space. Yes, jobs are important and may be the main reason why people move, but they often specifically pick my town … Continue reading
Shop Maryland Energy weekend is in full swing. All Energy Star lighting products and appliances are exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax at retail stores statewide from 12:01 a.m., Sat., Feb. 18 to midnight, Mon., Feb. 20.
Brent Rutley’s farm in western Howard County is as unique as he is. Dubbed Just This Side of Paradise, the 50-acre property is home to both his family and landscaping firm, Capitol City Contractors, LLC. Rutley (pictured) is, by nature, … Continue reading
Although Valentine’s Day has long been associated with things red, green is starting to sneak into the picture. What better way is there to show the subject of your affection how you truly feel than to act with a long-term perspective? … Continue reading
By Karin DeLaitsch A few months ago, I feared nature deprivation disorder as I said farewell to the spaciousness of the Upper Midwest and moved to the congested Mid-Atlantic. That fear diminished some after I read The Chesapeake Watershed by … Continue reading
“Paperless” and “accounting” are seldom uttered in the same sentence, so when a Green Business Matters reader told me about a Columbia, Maryland, CPA who runs her practice 100 percent paper-free, I was immediately intrigued. “I cringe if I hear … Continue reading
We sometimes find that firms are stymied by all of the options that they could pursue for greening their business. Consider this short list of actions that might make sense for an organization: