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Solar Case Study: Savage River Lodge 

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 3:57:22 PM
At the intersection of nature and business, Savage River Lodge benefitted economically by going green. The lodge and 18 cabins are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Savage River State Forest in Frostburg, MD. Mike Dreisbach, co-owner, states... read more
 

Sustainability at Levi Deal 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:43:57 PM
Running a sustainable business is no simple task, but it can be easier than what most think. Many individuals will agree that living ‘green’ requires a lot of thought and careful planning. While in most cases that is true, many people... read more
 

2012 GAP SBN Networking Event 

Monday, November 26, 2012 9:13:50 AM
GAP SBN Networking Event Overview What do you get when you combine sustainability, small businesses, and the Great Allegheny Passage trail? The Great Allegheny Passage Sustainable Business Network, of course! What makes this network so special is... read more
 

Blog Under Construction 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:27:51 PM
Sorry for the delay if you have been waiting for the last 2 week's GAP SBN blog posts. We are taking a break from blogging to redesign our blog post format. In the future, blogs will be posted on a monthly, instead of weekly basis. Instead of... read more
 

Preventing Food Waste 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:53:32 PM
In the United States, up to 40 percent of all food produced is never eaten! Much of the waste occurs at the farm level and during transportation, but restaurants and consumers also throw out tons of food each year. Food production takes large... read more
 

Demistifying Eco-Labels 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:13:22 AM
These days, many consumers are aware of the potential environmental impacts of their purchases. Shopping for eco-friendly products is a noble act, yet sometimes it is difficult to make an informed decision regarding green products. When shopping for ... read more
 

Recycling Toiletries 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 3:50:19 PM
Hospitality businesses can sometimes create unintended waste, especially when operating a hotel or B&B. One time use toiletry items, such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions often times are discarded without a second thought, creating unnecessary... read more
 

Feasible Financing for Contemporary Retrofitting 

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 8:26:59 AM
In financing energy efficiency, the biggest leap is often the upfront cost. Other than major organizations, it’s overall fairly unreasonable for many small scale companies to have the same access to large scale energy efficiency,... read more
 

Tax Credits for Historic Preservation 

Monday, July 30, 2012 9:17:19 AM
Historic properties are often located in the heart of the downtown area. These buildings are part of the community around them –built by a famous local resident, or the place where everyone used to go for ice cream. The rich history of these... read more
 

That's Old News 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:57:20 AM
Has your business subscribed to too many newspapers and now you don’t know what to do with the old issues? Yes, you can recycle your old papers, but why not come up with an alternative way to reuse them? Mother Nature Network suggests simple,... read more
 

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