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11Jun 2016
Village Bakery Athens Ohio

Congratulations to OSBC member, Christine Hughes, owner of the Village Bakery & Cafe! Village Bakery & Cafe is one of the three winners of Green America’s Spring 2016 People & Planet Award, in the organics category. Each winner receives a $5,000 prize to support their business’s green mission. “We are so thrilled to accept this […]

04Apr 2016
scotus photo

On March 16, 2016, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat on the Supreme Court after the unexpected passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. As of April 4th, the Senate has taken no action to begin the confirmation hearings. The Ohio Sustainable Business Council delivered a letter urging our Ohio Senator Rob […]

24Mar 2016

By Zach Bernstein The debate over whether climate change is real is essentially settled. Now the question is, what are we going to do about keeping temperatures from rising out of control? Here’s one idea: Support a carbon tax. This might seem odd, especially given the name, but carbon taxes are becoming more and more […]

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 […]