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Green Finances: Help the planet and your checkbook

Consumers continually seek faster and easier ways to get things done. Green banking—that is, paperless online banking—is an eco-friendly way to help reduce your carbon footprint. Not only is paperless banking a contributing factor in our planet’s overall wellness, it also provides a more efficient and organized way to handle your finances. Here are a few ways that green banking …

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“Journey of Action” inspires #Shift

Experience the “Journey of Action” team as they share their wisdom on #shift to combine complementary talents and skill sets in a unified focus to follow a singular passion. [tube]7a7sM6C9jo4[/tube]

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Victorious Green: An Interview with Morgan Carey, Part 2

The following article, based on an interview with Morgan Carey, founder of Victorious Green, is part two of a series describing his holistic, healing perspectives on sustainable building, organic foods, and permaculture principles. For more information on Morgan’s background and beginnings, read part one.   Bearing fruit Helping guide clients toward living a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle is a key …

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Victorious Green: An Interview with Morgan Carey

The following article, based on an interview with Morgan Carey, founder of Victorious Green, describes his holistic, healing perspectives on sustainable building, organic gardening, and permaculture principles. When I tend my garden, I also seek inspiration. Such moments are elusive, fleeting, akin to the search for a writer’s muse. While attending to the more high-profile gardening tasks—planting and pruning—I am …

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GlobalMeet and iMeet: Different Tools for Different Meetings

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Both GlobalMeet and iMeet provide effective meeting tools, but as you consider the needs of your company, ask yourself how you frequently do business. Do you generally collaborate or do you tend to use a formal agenda? The following table can help you determine whether iMeet or GlobalMeet best suits your company’s meeting types: Meeting Type iMeet GlobalMeet Large all …

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Coworking Space Finds Relationship Solution in iMeet

Video conferencing technology allows people from all industries to connect with customers and clients, regardless of geography. PGi’s virtual meeting solution, iMeet, both simplifies and augments the video conferencing experience through a streamlined interface. iMeet’s versatility and diverse business applications made it the ideal choice for our new partner, thinkspace. A small innovative company, thinkspace provides coworking spaces for freelancers, …

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Sustainability and Latinos

Sustainability and Latinos

At PGi, we are always exploring new dialogue about environmental issues and planet wellness. Recently, I had the opportunity to share a conversation with my friend Juan Tornoe and his partner Mando Rayo on the specific vision of the Latino consumer and the issue of sustainability. When you think of sustainability, the environment and going “green,”, what comes to mind? …

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Every day green: Nine easy choices businesses can make to help the environment today

Is your business confused about how it can “go green”? Initiating an environmental response to the green imperative—whether through a formal RFP or by informal employee practices in the workplace—can be challenging. However, by making small choices and building upon them daily, businesses can establish goals that promote a greener future. Planet wellness is understandably a complex issue, but your …

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Facebook unveils energy efficiency secrets

Facebook’s ‘Open Compute’ project promises one-third less energy consumption and a new open standard to help IT companies go green. Facebook it seems has turned ‘quantum leaping’ into a way of life. Having changed the web forever with its open API (which made possible that now ubiquitous little blue “Like” button), the social networking behemoth wants to do the same …

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iCloud to be unveiled by Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave, will present iCloud, a Web-based service that lets consumers stream music they bought to any Apple device. SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns on Monday to the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth …

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iMeet Debuts at the Minnesota Twins No-Hitter

iMeet is now part of baseball history. Now starting directly behind home plate for six games at the U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago is our very own all-star iMeet. Approximately 160,000 fans and over seven million homes saw our banner iMeet ad over six games beginning May 3rd. As Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter of 2011 …

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Creating Business Efficiency with Green Practices

If you find yourself wanting to go “green” within your organization but ask if it costs more money than it saves, you aren’t alone. Many companies struggle with the practical implementation of environmentally conscious choices, even when the desire exists. To spend, we must defend, as my own mentors wisely guide me. When companies can tie increased efficiency to business …

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Carbon Footprint Series Part 3: Telecommuting

People have begun to see the impact telecommuting can make on our overall carbon footprint and are realizing that working from home can help the planet. Because telecommuting reduces carbon fuel consumption, air pollution and traffic congestion by decreasing the number of cars on the road, environmentalists strongly recommend this simple, effective solution. According to a survey commissioned by the …

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Carbon Footprint Series Part 2: Impact on Flying

As business develops its reach globally, air travel has increasingly become a necessity rather than a luxury. And yet, climate-change activists around the world are paradoxically reaching out, encouraging consumers around the world to reduce their carbon footprint caused by commercial aviation and find alternative solutions. Air travel contributes to approximately two to three percent of global carbon emissions, but …

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Carbon Footprint Series Part 1: Impact on Driving

Concerns over the environment and the impact human beings have on it—individually and as businesses—grow steadily and have become increasingly complex. It often seems that the more information we have on environmental issues, the less we understand them. Each environmental demand put on the planet is measured in terms of its carbon footprint, defined by the UK Carbon Trust as …

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Gradual Green: Easy green tips for your office

As Kermit the Frog tells us, “it’s not easy being green,” but even small steps—both as individuals and as businesses—can improve not only the environment, but also office efficiency. Conscious awareness is the key to gradually greening your world and instilling healthier sustainable practices. Start recycling If you aren’t recycling already, start. Begin with the most common materials: paper, cans …

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Dog Bless You: Leading with Compassion at SXSW 2011

When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last week, the country’s devastation instantly vaulted to the forefront of Austin’s SXSW interactive conference. Developers, bloggers, tech gurus and philanthropists all united to spread the word and their generosity to aid Japan during this time of need. Sean O’Brien, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Communications at PGi had the opportunity to …

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Exploring the World with iMeet

After our “One World, One Room” meeting, the PGi team felt exhilarated. The very fact that we had shared in the experience of connecting colleagues, coworkers and friends all around the world, representing every continent, left us thrilled. We felt like explorers spreading the power of iMeet. And news travels fast. The iMeet experience has now reached reviewer Aliza Sherman …

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Telecommuting During the Snowpocalypse

In recent weeks, icy storms have swept the country. Dallas, Texas, felt colder than Anchorage, Alaska, last week, allowing many southerners to discover the art of building a snowman. Both private and public transportation can easily be impaired during winter storms; worse, drivers often learn the hard way how dangerous it is to drive on icy roads. However, weather difficulties …

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Meeting Resolutions: Resolving to See the World Around Me

As PGi develops products that promote global communications, nurturing “one world” philosophy as geographic boundaries blur, I find myself continually inspired by the cross-cultural networks we support. Here in the microcosm of the Austin PGi office, the cube walls are low and the camaraderie is high – truly, we connect. We share a collaborative, light-hearted atmosphere where conversations run the …

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