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Tax Breaks for Green Businesses

2010 is drawing quickly to a close and it's time to start preparing for your taxes.  As a green business, you're in luck!  There are many tax incentives, deductions and credits available to ease your burden.  The best resource to find tax breaks in your state is:  This is a comprehensive database of all federal, state, and sometimes local incentives for energy efficiency.  You’d be surprised at how many options are out there. 

Tips for a Greener Holiday




State Incentives for Green Business in New York

One of the original 13 colonies, New York was the eleventh state to be officially admitted to the Union on July 26, 1788, the date it ratified the Constitution of the United States.  To celebrate this happy occasion, we've put together a list of just a few of the many incentives offered by the state of New York for businesses to go green.

Local Community Activist Joins Our PR Team

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our team; Maria-Elisa Heg, a Rice grad and local community activist, will be working in our PR Department. Ms. Heg has extensive experience in dealing with local Houston media on environmental issues.

Government Financing for Green Business

Companies Increasingly Turn to Environmental Actions to Cut Costs

While this recession has broken the mold in many ways, one surprising outcome is that corporate environmental activity has survived, even thrived during as companies increasingly turn to environmental actions to cut costs, comply with customer demands, and remain competitive, according to the annual "State of Green Business" report produced by

Top 15 Green Blogs

There are over 6,000 blogs related to the environment on Technorati, and countless more news feeds, and webzines.. There are hundreds of high-quality, well-written green blogs, so it’s very difficult to limit the list to just 15. This list seeks to balance depth with breadth and rankings popularity with diversity. These blogs represent many different topics, from general interest to news to lifestyle to tech.

Start a Green Business

Even Wal-Mart sells organic cotton T-shirts these days, but you definitely don't have to be a retailing behemoth to take your business in a green or organic direction. In fact, entrepreneurs have an advantage when it comes to reaching customers who care about the cause as well as the products.

12 Tips to Green Your Business

During the past several years, the word "green" has taken on new meaning and usage as it has quickly entered the business vernacular in its many forms.

What was once strictly an adjective has quickly evolved into a noun and verb as we use green to describe everything from household products to office buildings to the process of becoming more environmentally responsible.

What does it mean to design and operate a business in the era of green?