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GBB Member Big Chef Online

 
 
 
April 03, 2014 | By: Admin | No Comments
 
 
 

GBB member Big Chef Online is kicking off the Brazilian World Cup with its TASTE OF BRAZIL on April 10th. Order your healthy, lean and green meals online to join the festivities: www.BigChefonline.com

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Guest Blog Week From 4/21/14 To 4/25/14

 
 
 
April 03, 2014 | By: Admin | No Comments
 
 
 

Every year we celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, by sharing the inspirational stories of GBB members. This year we’re hosting a guest blog week from 4/21/14 – 4/25/14. Send us your blog entries about sustainable business and we’ll feature your article on our GBB blog and social media pages. This is a great opportunity to tell your green story to more than 15,000 eco-conscious consumers and businesses! To submit articles and get more information contact our community manager, Sidra Haye, at sidra@gbb.org

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Green Business Bureau Monthly News For March 2014

 
 
 
March 31, 2014 | By: Admin | No Comments
 
 
 

Celebrate Earth Day with “Share Your Blog” Week

Every year we celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, by sharing the inspirational stories of GBB members. This year we’re hosting a guest blog week from 4/21/14 – 4/25/14. Send us your blog entries about sustainable business and we’ll feature your article on our GBB blog and social media pages. This is a great opportunity to tell your green story to more than 15,000 eco-conscious consumers and businesses! To submit articles and get more information contact our community manager, Sidra Haye, at sidra@gbb.org

Earth Day 2014


Welcome to Our New Members and Welcome Back to Our Renewing Members!

Capeway Cleaners, Cape Cod, MA – EarthWiseOptions.com, Denver, CO – Shaklee, Atlanta, GA – ePelican.com, Newport Beach, CA - Tailored Services, Inc., Frankfort, KY –The Green Team, Inc., Tucson, AZ – New Age Farmers, Newton, MA - Toll House Hotel, Los Gatos, CA – Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito, CA – Trashouts, Pembroke Pines, FL – CVPartners, San Francisco, CA – BES Janitorial Cleaning Services, Ladson, SC –Interprint Web Printing, Clearwater, FL – Odell Construction, Cos Cob, CT – Hamptons Lane Home Organics, Sag Harbor, NY – Office Gemini, Houston, TX – Activity Directors Network, Livingston, TX – NOVA Commercial Co., Hayward, CA – Total Facility Solutions, Inc., Doral, FL – Contrax Furnishings, Gainesville, FL – Silvana K Designs, Los Angeles, CA – Convention Management Resources (CMR), San Francisco, CA – Securiguard, McLean, VA – HealthEx, Roslyn Heights, NY – FlexJobs, Boulder, CO – Eclipse 2 Dry Cleaners, Gilbert, AZ – Hugh A. Bialecki, DMD, Lake Arrowhead, CA - ARG, St. Petersburg, FL – All Green Gas, San Antonio, TX – Native First, Bakersfield, CA - Palm Beach Kennel Club, Palm Beach, FL – Clearview Systems, Fort Worth, TX –SecondwindCPAP, Tracy, MN – Green Van Lines, Dallas, TX – TG Embedded Systems, Cleveland, OH – Natural Daddy Green Web Hosting, Cincinnati, OH – Comeland Maintenance Service Co., Los Angeles, CA - 2Clean Commercial Cleaning Services, National Harbor, MD - Central Cleaners of Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA - E-Con Cleaning, Perth Western, Australia - Centurion Janitorial Services, San Francisco, CA –Tim Barkley Law Offices, Mount Airy, MD - Clean Sweep Group Inc, Beverly Hills, CA – B. Schreiner Excavating & Drilling, East Bay, CA - SmartKlean, Miami, FL - Superior Tubular Service, Houston, TX


Member Spotlight

FlexJobs Shares Tips For Greening Your Recruiting

We’re getting a jump start on member blog week with a contribution from Platinum-level GBB member, FlexJobs. FlexJobs’ Director of Online Content, Brie Weiler Reynolds, shares “4 Ways To Be Green When You Recruit.” From virtualizing recruiting trips to promoting sustainable achievements (like green business certification), these tips are sure to help you attract the best talent while saving money and helping the environment. Also remember to join GBB in supporting FlexJobs’ “1 Million for Work Flexibility” campaign to promote happier employees, more productive companies and a healthier planet!

4 Tips For Green Recruiting

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4 Ways To Be Green When You Recruit

 
 
 
March 27, 2014 | By: Admin | No Comments
 
 
 

Companies in all industries are interested in finding green ways to conduct business. Going green is good for the company, good for the community, and good for recruiting if you know how to work with it. There are a few different ways to approach green recruiting, so choose the options that best match your capabilities and needs.

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Here are four ways to be green when you recruit.

Make the positions you’re recruiting for more green. Speak with management at your company about turning some of your jobs into virtual positions. Many jobseekers are eager to have the option to work from home. Your company will save money by not having to provide office space and overhead for at-home employees. And without a daily commute, your new hires will release a lot less CO2 emissions into the air, and consume much less gas. You can also hire people to work from home in your emerging business markets, so you’ll expand your company’s footprint without wasteful additional office space. IBM lowered their real estate costs by $50 million through virtual positions, and the average real estate savings per full-time telecommuting employee, per year, is $10,000, according to Global Workplace Analytics.

Go green on your recruiting trips. If you’re a recruiter who travels a lot for work, consider substituting some of your air travel with video conference calls. Technology has greatly improved to help people connect virtually in a seamless way. You can conduct job interviews and even host recruiting events virtually. When you do have to travel, rent eco-friendly cars or take public transit, and stay in hotels that are environmentally-aware.

Use your company’s green efforts as a recruiting pitch. “Firms like Google, Timberland, and yes, even old-school General Electric have led the way by undertaking major efforts to make being environmentally friendly a critical element of their employment brand,” says Dr. John Sullivan at ERE.net. When you’re talking with potential candidates, include your environmental initiatives alongside benefits and perks.

Make your green efforts a major part of your recruiting materials. The careers page on your website, your job descriptions, and anywhere else that job candidates might be visiting should have information about your company’s green record. Include green awards, media mentions related to your environmental efforts, other related info. Especially if you’re recruiting a lot of younger professionals, Sullivan says, “It has become so important that even starting salaries take a back seat behind ‘greenness’ when students evaluate potential employers.”

The time is perfect to green your recruiting strategy. Almost half (49 percent) of companies promote their green agenda to attract environmentally-conscious employees, according to a survey from HR consulting firm Buck Consultants. That means green recruiting techniques can help your company stand out from the crowd. And these four tips will help both your company and the environment benefit.

Brie Weiler Reynolds is the Director of Online Content at FlexJobs and a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility, the first national initiative to bring people together and create a collective voice in support of work flexibility. If you value flexible work options, join 1 Million for Work Flexibility to voice your support for work flexibility for all.

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Green Business Bureau Monthly News For February 2014

 
 
 
February 28, 2014 | By: Admin | No Comments
 
 
 

Green Business is Growing in 2014!

This month we’re highlighting GBB members who are making waves for their innovations in sustainability. Our booming membership includes diverse companies from almost every industry, business size and geographic location. Why? Because the latest research shows that the growth rate for green business is rising faster than the conventional economy. As a green business, you’re positioning your company to lead both today and tomorrow.

Green Business Growth Rate


Welcome to Our New Members and Welcome Back to Our Renewing Members!

ARG, St. Petersburg, FL – All Green Gas, San Antonio, TX – Native First, Bakersfield, CA - Palm Beach Kennel Club, Palm Beach, FL – Clearview Systems, Fort Worth, TX –SecondwindCPAP, Tracy, MN – Green Van Lines, Dallas, TX – TG Embedded Systems, Cleveland, OH – Natural Daddy Green Web Hosting, Cincinnati, OH – Comeland Maintenance Service Co., Los Angeles, CA - 2Clean Commercial Cleaning Services, National Harbor, MD - Central Cleaners of Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA - E-Con Cleaning, Perth Western, Australia - Centurion Janitorial Services, San Francisco, CA –Tim Barkley Law Offices, Mount Airy, MD - Clean Sweep Group Inc, Beverly Hills, CA – B. Schreiner Excavating & Drilling, East Bay, CA - SmartKlean, Miami, FL - Superior Tubular Service, Houston, TX - City Express Exterminating, New York, NY - The Overton Firm, Little Rock, AR - AVI Home Improvement, Woodmere, NY - Sumner Environmental Inc., Coram, NY - Holbrook Days Inn, Pomona, CA - Hawthorn Suites Tempe, Tempe, AZ -Brook Farm Veterinary Center, Patterson, NY - Imprint Express, Framingham, MA – Web Promotions Internet Services, Toronto, Canada – Super8 Ukiah, Ukiah, CA – Lodge at Tiburon, San Francisco, CA – Holly Cleaners, Newton, MA – Veltimera, Los Angeles, CA –re:form YOGA, Carlsbad, CA – Essentia, Montreal, Canada – Clean Streak, Inc., Mills River, NC – Professional Building Maintenance, Sun Valley, CA – Ho Dental Company, Las Vegas, NV – Centurion Janitorial Services, San Francisco, CA – New Castle Lawn & Landscape, Birdsboro, PA - Agenthr Recruiting Group (ARG), St. Petersburg, FL –Quench, King of Prussia, PA


Member Spotlight

GBB Members Making Waves

GBB member Big Chef Online just received a proclamation from the mayor of Broward County, FL, declaring February 11, 2014 as “BIG CHEF APPRECIATION DAY”. Congrats to Big Chef, who makes delicious, healthy food to cater any occasion.

Big Chef With The Mayor

If you’re looking for a cool gift, check out GBB member, Native First, which makes Twisted Lidzz. These hats are hats made out of recycled plastic bottles by native people in the USA.

Rocking Twisted Lidzz

Always leading the way to happier teams and greener companies, GBB member,FlexJobs, was recently interviewed by CSR Wire to share insights on how telecommuting benefits your employees and the environment. Don’t forget to join GBB in supporting FlexJobs’ “1 Million for Work Flexibility campaign” to increase worker morale and decrease our collective carbon footprint.
1 Million for Work Flexibility
GBB member, Silvana K Designs, produces beautiful jewelry handmade in the USA from 100% recycled materials. Last month they recycled a record high 350 pounds of copper. That’s turning a lot of trash into treasure!

Jewelry Made from Recycled Copper

We also want to acknowledge one of GBB’s most inspiring members, Christine Feldmann of 2012 Rio.Designs. She’s currently competing to become the face of e.l.f. Cosmetics to promote humane and eco-friendly beauty products. Please join us in voting for Christine!

Christine Feldmann

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GBB’s New Mobile Website

 
 
 
February 19, 2014 | By: Admin | No Comments
 
 
 

Check out GBB’s new mobile website (on your smartphone), built by Mobilelohas: http://gbb.inapp.mobi/

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