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New, Cool and Downright Weird Green Tech

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The seemingly endless technological innovation in today’s society is constantly making our gadgets and software faster, smaller, more powerful and more functional. However, the pursuit of green tech innovations is one of the noblest, as some of our brightest minds tackle issues of renewable energy, recyclable materials, sustainable production and waste reduction. As 2013’s Earth Week draws to a close, …

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Why Telecommuting is a Green Way to Work

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Among the many, many benefits of working at home, helping the environment is at the top of the list. Here are some of the ways in which telecommuting is eco-friendly. It reduces carbon emissions. Whether it’s by planes, trains or automobiles, traveling in to work has a negative impact on the environment. By cutting the commute, you’ll prevent an excessive …

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Telecommuting, the ultimate green job?

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Green jobs. You hear all about them lately, but what are they, exactly? This is where the problem lies; there is no concrete definition of a green job and if you ask five different people to define it, you’ll likely get five different answers. Just look at Jonathan Kesselman’s “On the Streets – Green Jobs” episode as evidence. Defining green …

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5 Small Ways to Green Your Workday

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Spring is in the air and everything seems to be getting greener by the day. Unless, of course, you’re covered in the latest snowstorm, but it’ll be green soon enough! And spring is a great time to take a look at your daily work routine and make small changes to be green. Being eco-friendly at work is easy and can …

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3 Steps for Creating a Sustainable HR Function: Green Recruitment Trends

It feels good to be green — especially in Human Resources. With the desire to be environmentally conscious and maximize HR effectiveness, green recruitment trends are quickly becoming top-of-mind action items for businesses across the globe. Over the past 10 years, environmental sustainability trends have cropped up throughout the enterprise, and HR departments are leading the charge. And for good …

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The rising cost of utilities in America: Infographic

Bills for basic gas and electricity reached record highs in 2011, and the trend isn’t likely to end any time soon. See where rates are rising and why in this infographic from One Block off the Grid.                                               …

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What’s coworking? And why is it so awesome?

With the economy in a long, slow recovery, with many people still looking for work, some have created their own jobs. Others have found that working for someone else is frustrating, unfulfilling, or just doesn’t fit their personalities (I’m a part of the latter group). For whatever reason, more people than ever before are working for themselves. About a year …

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How to Go Green this Earth Day with Green Mobile Apps

Earth Day is upon us, loyal citizens of our great planet. We’d all love to learn how to go green, but with the stresses of our everyday lives and perceived hassle of greening our homes, cars and offices, we often slip back into old habits after the Earth Day hype dies down. Good news, all: There’s an app for that. …

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‘Human cloud’ of workers already taking shape

Two-thirds of workers expect their offices to go fully virtual within the next few years, a survey found. Virtualization makes cloud computing possible, productive and profitable. Many businesses large and small think it can do the same thing for work by creating a human cloud based on virtual collaboration, according to a new survey. For some workers, that day is already …

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A continuing conversation on cleantech in Germany

In a previous article on PGi, we applauded the unprecedented cleantech efforts underway in Germany, led by the government’s decision to phase out the country’s nuclear reactors by 2022 and convert their power grid to renewable energy sources by mid-century. Germany’s eco-consciousness extends also to the principles of sustainability being incorporated into their product designs and urban development. In this …

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‘Like’ this: Facebook and Greenpeace to collaborate on clean energy

Agreement comes nearly two years into Greenpeace’s campaign criticizing Facebook’s coal-powered data centers.                       Photo credit: Pshab/Flickr Facebook and Greenpeace have decided to bury the hatchet and become friends. It’s the end of a two-year feud that led Greenpeace to openly and frequently criticize the social networking giant for using …

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Easy Green Resolutions for Your Business in 2012

Having suffered through the historical drought that scorched Texas this past summer and being befuddled by a winter that seems more like spring, many of us are embracing terms like “climate change,” “climate weirdness” and “global warming” to describe the unprecedented shifts in our planet’s weather patterns. Although we may struggle to articulate our concerns, not always knowing the precise scientific …

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Hydrogen fuel cells may soon replace batteries in Apple devices

The technology would pack a lot of energy into a small space and allow laptops and iPhones to run for weeks without refueling. Photo: Gabrielle B./Flickr If you thought that hydrogen power was a technology reserved for cars, think again. Apple has recently submitted documents to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for hydrogen fuel cells that may soon provide …

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Working longer hours now that you’re working from home?

I believe in telecommuting. I love the freedom, the space, the solitude and the comfort of working from home—and I certainly don’t miss the commute. I especially value that I am saving twenty pounds of carbon emissions a day by not driving to work. There are diverse advantages to working from home, not the least of which is repurposing the …

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What You Can Do: The Impact of Carbon Offset Purchases

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Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate at PGi’s #ShiftNYC conference, which was presented in partnership with SocialPeopleTV. I hadn’t traveled for months and relished the idea of visiting New York City, spending four days in a beautiful coworking space, and meeting creative dynamic professionals. Still, I was hesitant—as soon as I got on the plane I knew …

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“Improve Your Office Day” with Telecommute for a Better World

What would you do to improve your office? Buy a round of donuts? Add a plant to your desk? Put up a colorful calendar? Or put on your slippers, brew a cup of coffee and get to work? It’s Improve Your Office Day here in the U.S. and the Meetings Experts at PGi aren’t surprised by a recent study by …

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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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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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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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