Saturday, October 31, 2009

Green Investing

This column by Yahoo's David Jackson, "The Green Investor" is a great place to start looking for a new way to invest your money.

Investing in green can improve our quality of life and improve the environment, while helping our bottom line. Green investing is becoming more mainstream everyday, and with it brings a host of financial opportunities.

By investing Green, you can support the companies and the technologies that are helping the environment while (hopefully) increasing your personal wealth. On a wider scale the growing trend of Green Investing can go so far as to influence policy decisions public companies make.

As with any investing, you can WIN or LOSE so do your research, but whether you are trying to save the world or looking for the next big Growth Industry to ignite your portfolio reading The Green Investor.

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The Green Investor...

Waste Less Living

Waste Less Living is a 'Zero-Waste' service that has an effective system for distributing, collecting, and then composting your waste from your next party or event.

They take the the waste generated at your party or event and turn it into a compost, instead of sending it to the trash. They help you identify potential sources of trash and recommend viable and economical alternatives to reduce your waste up-front. They then provide and deliver all the necessary tableware to your event site. Once the party is over, they collect all the tableware and food waste and compost it off-site for you.

So how does it work:
The kit contains biodegradable and 100% compostable plates, cups, utensils, napkins and trash bags. They deliver the kits, you use them, and they take your waste (tableware and food scraps) away for composting and not landfilling.

Their products are:

* Boidegradable and 100% compostable
* Made from renewable resources (i.e. corn, sugar, potatoes, post-consumer-waste paper, wheat, rice, bamboo)
* Eco-friendly alterantive to plastic, Styrofoam, and paper disposable tableware
* Reduce green house gases and other enviormental impacts
* Affordable

No more guilt about using disposables because your waste will be used to make more of the stuff. It's the perfect solution that is sustainable!

Article © Lisa A. Swan, Design Forward