There are quite a few sayings out there which caution people against the dangers of building on unstable foundations. For example, don’t build your home on sand. Or, conversely, do build your home on rocky land. Our culture as a whole has given quite a bit of attention to the idea of using firm foundations, even to the point of continual use of it as a metaphor. In fact, it’s used so much as a metaphor that people often lose sight of the more real-world intent.
Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all private sector businesses in the UK – SMEs employ nearly two-third of people in the UK and does contribute greatly to private sector revenue. Unfortunately, some SMEs are finding it difficult to improve their productivity levels and boost their revenues. We have put together some ideas to help you grow your revenue.
In the earliest days of the environmental movement, the focus was on low-hanging fruit. Smokestacks were belching unfiltered emissions into the atmosphere. Waste was dumped directly into streams and rivers, or in solid form on unprotected land. In time, a combination of federal, state, and local regulations brought most of these obvious problems under control.
There was much talk when we first heard about Honda’s very first fuel cell car last year. The car, with its promise of a cleaner, greener future has already made in-roads to customer segments. It has gone up for sale in select markets across Japan. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle has impressed many with the technology in the drive. Over the years it has been enhanced to meet the demands of the millennial and can now drive to a range of 460 miles on a single tank of 70MPa compressed hydrogen. The early challenge that the car’s owners may face is the fact that there are very few hydrogen fuelling stations. This shouldn’t be a deterrent though. Electric cars once faced the same problem but the number of electric charging points have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.
Conservation is a huge issue, both environmentally and fiscally. Those who need the most water – farmers – are having to utilize hi-tech solutions to keep up with supply and demand. California farmers are having to combat drought, climate change, and increasing costs in order to farm more effectively. Here’s how they are doing it.
Green businesses, like other types of businesses need marketing in order to enjoy success. To get people to buy into your idea and actually pay for your products, they have to know who you are, what your business stands for and also, to develop some level of trust. Successfully marketing a green business therefore requires good PR and a strong connection to customers. However, good PR is not cheap and building an effective connection takes up resources. If you are looking for ways to market your green business on a tight budget, you’ll have to think outside the box. Here are 4 ways to get the results you need at a budget-friendly cost.
The world currently depends heavily on coal, oil and natural to meet up with its demand for energy needs, these energy sources however, have a drastic effect on our environment. These sources also will not last forever, they are non renewable and any effort to get more will be expensive and ultimately damaging to the environment.
As climate crises emerge and escalate around the world, an increasing number of people are looking for ways to avoid contributing to the problems by establishing green practices in their own lives. While large-scale sociocultural and geopolitical efforts such as the Paris Accord are often the focal point of discussions around environmentalism, individual consumer and lifestyle habits are a significant contributing factor. You can make a difference by implementing changes at home. Choosing eco-friendly products and practices helps embed a climate-aware ethos in your day-to-day life, and contributes to real improvement in aggregate as your friends, family, and neighbors also see green living as a viable choice.
Bush, the former First Lady of the United States, once said something that unintentionally champions the vision of urban renewal in building a greener future: “The planning of buildings, city blocks and public spaces determines how businesses, governments, civic organizations, and neighbors come together and interact as a community.”
Most of us are familiar with a misbehaving dog or two or three. Whether it’s a best friend’s cocker spaniel who can’t be left alone with shoes, a sibling’s mutt with bladder control issues, or our own canine companion unable to resist chewing on furniture while we’re at work, obnoxious albeit beloved pet dogs abound society in the modern age.