Businesses are always looking for ways to grow market share. Unfortunately, many are unaware of all the options available. A program is now available in the Greater Lansing area that can not only identify companies able to sell their products on a global scale, but fast-track the process as well.
As the popularity of going green has expanded, many businesses have sought to incorporate green-friendly practices into their daily operations. However, it takes a unique organization to turn every practice and project it does into an environmentally positive action—such is the case with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Ingham County and Clinton County Habitat for Humanity.
Green has always been Bill Demmer’s favorite color. The unabashed Michigan State University sports supporter—he’s a 1970 graduate of MSU with a BS in mechanical engineering—is thinking green even more than usual these days.
Going green doesn’t necessarily mean a complete overhaul of one’s lifestyle. It can start with small efforts that become routine. Much like anything in life, it takes subtle changes, conscious decisions and repeat actions to become a new norm. One such change is how one shops and where. With more environmental awareness as well as financial responsibility, consignment shopping is becoming not only green, but trendy.
In the mid-1990s, an internationally recognized third-party green building certification system known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was developed using strategies meant to improve performance in green metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction and improved indoor environmental quality.
Mid-Michigan businessman George Snyder has faith in the state’s new governor. “Business owners have been hesitant about expanding because of all the uncertainty,” says Snyder, co-owner of DBI Office Interiors of Lansing and Jackson.