22Mar 2016

House bill that would stifle states requiring their own GMO labeling fails in the Senate. While some companies prepare to comply voluntarily to meet consumer demand, others continue to resist. Senate bills remain, however, that threaten mandatory labeling efforts.

10Mar 2016
Third Sun Solar

Third Sun Solar is the premier full-service provider of clean energy systems in the Midwest. They have earned a sterling reputation with over 14 years of experience and more than 400 successful clean energy installations. Third Sun guides customers toward the best solar solution, they make solar pay off—in the short term and the long run—for every one of their customers.

10Mar 2016

Sustainability Studies theme brings Frances and Anna Lappé, a mother-daughter team internationally renowned for their work on sustainable food systems, food justice and grassroots democracy, to Ohio University in March to discuss “The Sustainable Food Movement Rising.” The founders of the Small Planet Institute will discuss sustainable food systems in a lecture on Wednesday, March […]

24Jan 2016
Evergreen Cooperatives

The initiative was designed to create an economic breakthrough in Cleveland. Rather than a trickle-down strategy, it focuses on economic inclusion and building a local economy from the ground up. Rather than offering public subsidy to induce corporations to bring what are often low-wage jobs into the city, the Evergreen strategy calls for catalyzing new businesses, owned by their employees.

21Jan 2016
sustainable ohio

Building Statewide Infrastructure in Ohio In 2015, the Ohio Sustainable Business Council officially incorporated as a non-profit and hired its executive director based in Columbus. OSBC redesigned its website to enable more effective member recruitment, outreach for state-level campaigns, organizing events, and to ensure communication with the diverse businesses and organizations around the state. OSBC […]

26Oct 2015
sustainability return on investment

For many of us running a business in a sustainable manner just feels like the right thing to do. But at the end of the day, we need to convince hard nosed business practitioners that there is a benefit to investing time and money in sustainability initiatives, especially those that look at core business practices […]

26Oct 2015

One reason why many of the world’s leading companies have become slow to “embrace” green is because folks from top executives to the most recent hire have not always understood or have been convinced that smarter usage of energy, water, raw materials and yes, human capital were smart business decisions. Here is a visual explanation […]

19Nov 2014

On 9/18, small business owners in the Toledo area gathered at the Duket Architects to discuss the cost that the Toledo Water crisis is having on small business owners. At the roundtable business owners shared with Ohio State Representative Teresa Fedor why quality water was so important. Tom Schaeffer is just one of the owners […]

17Nov 2014

Columbus, Ohio – On March 1st, 2014, a group of statewide leaders met to discuss the voice of sustainable business in Ohio. Organizers and entrepreneurs alike invested time in this important initiative to build momentum around a lasting sustainable business coalition in Ohio. Led by a steering committee with members like Brian Kaiser, of the […]

10Aug 0016

Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for infants, toddlers, children and adults that promote natural and organic materials.