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Winners of MNN’s ‘Room with a View’ contest travel to Costa Rica

Alyson Lucey and her husband, Sean, of Massachusetts recently spent a week in Costa Rica at the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn, the country’s first certified sustainable hotel. The PGI-sponsored “Room with a View” contest gave Alyson the thrill of a lifetime. A longtime fan of the Mother Nature Network, Alyson says MNN is her homepage and that …

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Your Cheat Sheet for Earth Week: The Top 7 PGi Blog Green Posts

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We get it. Life is full of conflicting priorities. You multi-task during your web conference call. You carry around at least three mobile devices and might be looking at more than one at the same time. We understand that you are probably going to miss a few of our blog posts. So in honor of Earth Week, we’re going to …

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6 Home Office Design Ideas with an Eco-Friendly Flair

Earth Day has come and gone, but there are still exciting ways to contribute to a healthier planet year round. Telecommuting is one of our favorite ways here at PGi to be green and productive, and for teleworkers, you can be green, productive and trendy right in your home office. Here are a six home office design ideas with an …

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Telecommuting, the ultimate green job?

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Green jobs. You hear all about them lately, but what are they, exactly? This is where the problem lies; there is no concrete definition of a green job and if you ask five different people to define it, you’ll likely get five different answers. Just look at Jonathan Kesselman’s “On the Streets – Green Jobs” episode as evidence. Defining green …

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Six tips for a green Valentine’s Day

If you’re really committed to greening your Valentine’s Day, you’ll stay home on the couch, get sauced, and belt out angry/sappy love tunes in manner of Bridget Jones. Alas, not everyone can be a bitter singleton, and not even all bitter singletons enjoy a zero-emissions pity party. Here are some less hostile ways to green up the pink and red …

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Why Your Business Needs More Successful Women in Business and the Boardroom

When I think back to my adolescent days, dreaming of what I would be when I grow up, I distinctly remember the Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford movie Working Girl. In the 1988 film, Griffith’s spunky secretary pretends she has her boss’ (Signourney Weaver) job and proves that—despite foibles and gender bias—regular girls can rise to corporate greatness. At the …

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Telecommuting and the planet

To many workers, telecommuting seems ideal. Work from home, and you can say goodbye to long, frustrating commutes during rush hour, save money on gas, avoid distractions and trade in stuffy suits for loungewear. The hardest part about becoming a teleworker may be convincing your boss that it’s a good idea in the first place. But as more employers have …

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What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

A swirling sea of plastic bags, bottles and other debris is growing in the North Pacific, and now another one has been found in the Atlantic. But how did they get there? And is there anything we can do to clean them up? Not all garbage ends up at the dump. A river, sewer or beach can’t catch everything the …

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Easy Green Resolutions for Your Business in 2012

Having suffered through the historical drought that scorched Texas this past summer and being befuddled by a winter that seems more like spring, many of us are embracing terms like “climate change,” “climate weirdness” and “global warming” to describe the unprecedented shifts in our planet’s weather patterns. Although we may struggle to articulate our concerns, not always knowing the precise scientific …

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Welcome to the urban (sustainability) century

Half the world now lives in cities, and by midcentury 75 percent of us will be urbanites. To make our cities sustainable, look to the 2012 TED Prize and a fascinating new documentary called Urbanized. Photo courtesy of David Schenfeld/Flickr By the middle of this century, there will be as many people living in cities worldwide as there are alive …

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Green Finances: Help the planet and your checkbook

Consumers continually seek faster and easier ways to get things done. Green banking—that is, paperless online banking—is an eco-friendly way to help reduce your carbon footprint. Not only is paperless banking a contributing factor in our planet’s overall wellness, it also provides a more efficient and organized way to handle your finances. Here are a few ways that green banking …

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Victorious Green: An Interview with Morgan Carey, Part 2

The following article, based on an interview with Morgan Carey, founder of Victorious Green, is part two of a series describing his holistic, healing perspectives on sustainable building, organic foods, and permaculture principles. For more information on Morgan’s background and beginnings, read part one.   Bearing fruit Helping guide clients toward living a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle is a key …

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Coworking Space Finds Relationship Solution in iMeet

Video conferencing technology allows people from all industries to connect with customers and clients, regardless of geography. PGi’s virtual meeting solution, iMeet, both simplifies and augments the video conferencing experience through a streamlined interface. iMeet’s versatility and diverse business applications made it the ideal choice for our new partner, thinkspace. A small innovative company, thinkspace provides coworking spaces for freelancers, …

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Sustainability and Latinos

Sustainability and Latinos

At PGi, we are always exploring new dialogue about environmental issues and planet wellness. Recently, I had the opportunity to share a conversation with my friend Juan Tornoe and his partner Mando Rayo on the specific vision of the Latino consumer and the issue of sustainability. When you think of sustainability, the environment and going “green,”, what comes to mind? …

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Every day green: Nine easy choices businesses can make to help the environment today

Is your business confused about how it can “go green”? Initiating an environmental response to the green imperative—whether through a formal RFP or by informal employee practices in the workplace—can be challenging. However, by making small choices and building upon them daily, businesses can establish goals that promote a greener future. Planet wellness is understandably a complex issue, but your …

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Facebook unveils energy efficiency secrets

Facebook’s ‘Open Compute’ project promises one-third less energy consumption and a new open standard to help IT companies go green. Facebook it seems has turned ‘quantum leaping’ into a way of life. Having changed the web forever with its open API (which made possible that now ubiquitous little blue “Like” button), the social networking behemoth wants to do the same …

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Carbon Footprint Series Part 1: Impact on Driving

Concerns over the environment and the impact human beings have on it—individually and as businesses—grow steadily and have become increasingly complex. It often seems that the more information we have on environmental issues, the less we understand them. Each environmental demand put on the planet is measured in terms of its carbon footprint, defined by the UK Carbon Trust as …

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