Gone from the newsstand, but on-line in force, is the Inc. Green 50. Plenty of inspiration, but my favorite was the environmental conversion of Interface, a manufacturer of carpet tiles and other textiles.
The Interface website rich with information. Now, remember, I'm not a journalist...I'm a student/teacher of small business (with a full time job, volunteer work, and a life, to boot).
No fact-checkers here -- I only have my sense of smell: a belief that nine times out of ten, I'll be able to sniff out greenwashing.
Interface smells pretty good to me. Their Mission Zero is to "eliminate any negative impact our company may have on the environment by the year 2020".
If a publicly-held company that creates carpet tiles (there must be enough in my office to carpet at least one football field) can take on this mission, what can you do?
According to the SBA, "small businesses employ about half of the private sector work force, (and) produce about half of private sector output".
If we don't make a difference, a difference won't be made.