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In the professional cleaning industry, color coding is a way of telling workers what product or process is to be used where. The goal is “mistake-proofing” cleaning, and in an industry where English is increasingly a second language, this is becoming more and more necessary…
We can also apply colors to help identify what electronics, mechanicals, and other power-using systems can be turned off when a building is not in use and over the weekend, and this is where custodial workers come in.
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Manufacturing can produce high wastage of materials, time, labour and energy making it harmful to the environment. By making the manufacturing process of your product greener, you will end up with reduced carbon dioxide emissions and costs. Here are 5 tips on making your product manufacturing process greener.
Plug loads can be managed through low- and no-cost measures that are relatively straightforward to implement. This guide shows how simple changes can cut costs and save energy in offices.
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Sustainability should be part and parcel of managing a business professionally and profitably. As such, there is an opportunity to reframe sustainability in more positive, more aspirational terms. There are five hallmarks that collectively describe a more enlightened approach to business. These are the distillation of Dragon Rouge’s decades of experience working with businesses to make their brands simultaneously more sustainable and more desirable.
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Throughout the decades, several different committees, offices and centers at the University of Illinois have launched with intentions of greening the campus and bettering the environment — and many have come and gone.
The most recent iteration, which evolved from campus planning exercises led by Chancellor Phyllis Wise, promises to boost environmental efforts on campus and in the surrounding cities, promote education and outreach in sustainability and support research in broad areas from agriculture to water.
The Center for a Sustainable Environment, soon to be the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment pending approval from the UI Board of Trustees and Illinois Board of Higher Education, is the new campus-level unit that debuted last month.
In the latest P2 Impact column, Joy Scrogum of ISTC describes how sustainability education is key to solving the e-waste problem.
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If you sip your favorite wine and it tastes a bit funny, climate change may be the culprit.
More extreme weather, like unpredictable springs and long summer droughts, is to blame for changes in grape production, said Duke Erwin, a small fruit educator for Michigan State University.