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How Are We Saving Money and Energy?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

money and energyThe environment has become a major topic of discussion in recent years. Political leaders such as Al Gore have brought environmental activism to the forefront of the public’s awareness. Many companies have started to use green methods to conduct their business in an effort to protect the environment. Lets take a look at some of those methods:

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles make the claim that they are the NFL’s greenest team. The cleaning crew at their stadium is instructed to separate recyclable items from regular trash after every game.

General Mills

Hamburger Helper is not only helping your hamburger, it is helping to save the planet. General Mills has redesigned the packaging, eliminating 20% of the box while keeping the same amount of contents inside. This means there will be 500 less delivery trucks needed to distribute this product. (more…)

Tugboat Annie’s Green Machines

Friday, June 18th, 2010

A Norwegian-American Woman’s Legacy To Our Green Future

7023_22030751626_2Founded in 1889, the story of Foss Maritime based out of Seattle, Washington, is a quintessential example of the American Dream: Thea Foss, a young Norwegian immigrant and her husband, Andrew, turned one rowboat into what eventually became a world class fleet of tugboats. It started in Tacoma, Washington when Thea Foss bought a used rowboat, hoping to rent it out to help with the family’s finances. After painting it pristine white with green trim (nice foresight!), she sold the rowboat at a profit and used the money to buy several more boats. By 1904, the company boasted 10 launches, a shipyard, a 60-passenger oil powered boat, and a small rescue craft to help disabled vessels. (more…)

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