Recession good for profits

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Corporate profits as a share of national income continue to break records, not despite unemployment and wage stagnation, but because of them. The economy must be a resource-based one and a system one that puts people and the Planet before profits. austerity recession greed capitalism corporate profits

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Profit opportunity in the UNC system

Environmental Economics

While the state university system reduces quality with severe budget cuts imposed by the legislature with numerous political and programmitic constrains imposed by several layers of central authority, more nimble private universities see a profit opportunity : Northeastern University of Boston is officially laying down stakes in Charlotte today smack in the middle of the city at Trade and Tryon streets.

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How to Make Your Business Greener and More Profitable

Living Green & Saving Energy

One goal for this site is to help people and businesses conserve energy and resources, creating greener businesses that are also more profitable. For some businesses, only the “more profitable” part of that goal carries any weight, and that is fine with me, as it still leads to conservation and greener behavior.

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Free labor for for-profit journals just got nuttier

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I just noticed that the EVISE system, Elsevier has recently introduced as a new online editorial system for [journal], has sent you about 6 automated reminders to complete your review for [journal]. I deeply apologize for this technical mistake that I immediately reported to our technical support staff at Elsevier. In addition, we have been asking Elsevier to stop threatening reviewers of denying access to the submission if review time exceeds a certain time limit.

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Gas taxes and profit per gallon are noncomparable

Environmental Economics

How does that compare to oil company industry profits per gallon? it made an average profit of 7 cents per gallon during the first quarter of 2011.  We teach our students that: Low profits per unit is a good thing, indicating a competitive market. Given these points, Exxon Mobil's comparison of taxes vs profit per unit is almost meaningless.

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Profitable New Year’s Resolution: Build Wealth as you Live More Sustainably

Living Green & Saving Energy

My New Year’s wish for everyone is to be healthier, greener, and wealthier in 2015. I have spent years researching and writing about how to generate extra money by saving energy and resources and living a greener and more sustainable lifestyle, but I have never written a book about it–until now. I’d like to help you put […].

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Off-topic post: How dare you call us profitable!

Environmental Economics

  But, on the bright side, Forbes is claiming that the Astros are on pace to have one of the most profitable seasons in baseball history. According to Dan Alexander of Forbes , the franchise is the most profitable in MLB history. result, the conclusion about the Astros operational profit is. How dare you call us profitable!  First a little background for those who don't follow Major League Baseball (why don't you?):

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The True Cost of Profit: A Conversation with Stefan Molyneux.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) eco environmental fashion industry green labor planet profit social injustice stefan molyneux trade worldBy 2048, it is predicted that we may well have fished the last fish out of our oceans, cut down the last tree that once made up our rain forests, used up the last of.

Prisons profit from exploiting life and labour

Eccorazzi

And the prisons, often privately owned, profit. Inmates still make far below minimum wage and prisons are host to slaughterhouses and dairy farms where meat and milk are sourced out for a profit. While prisons reap millions in profit, prisoners make pennies and animals continue to be killed. We’ve seen the scene in movies and the media: prisoners, in uniform, digging ditches or picking up trash as a form of work.

Planet or Profits? Time to Get our Story Straight.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) awareness change eco environment Get Story Straight green healing it’s time to act life mindfulness Planet or Profits Time to unnecessary consumerism How many purchases do we regularly make without thinking twice about the impact it’s having on our planet?

For-Profit Education Firm Kaplan Is 14th Company to Dump ALEC.

PR Watch

For-Profit Education Firm Kaplan Is 14th Company to Dump ALEC. Kaplan , a for-profit education, tutoring, and testing empire that is the largest division of the $4 billion Washington Post Company , recently told the Republic Report (RR) that Kaplans for-profit college division "was a member of ALEC for a one year period, which ended in August 2011." ALEC bills also divert public funds into private charter schools or for-profit internet schools.

Beyond Capitalism: Not-for-Profit Business Ethos Motivates Sustainable Behaviour

Green (Living) Review

For-profit capitalism has created social and economic inequality; successful not-for-profit businesses including Mozilla and the Big Issue point to an alternative path At the heart of the failing capitalist system is the “for-profit” ethic. Based on the myth that humans are mostly selfish and competitive, the for-profit ethic says the best way to incentivise innovation and facilitate economic activity is to appeal to people’s self-interest.

Keeping Orcas Captive for Profit Now Banned in Ontario

Eccorazzi

Although there is only one orca whale currently being held captive in the city, Ontario’s local government has made an announcement that will, hopefully, represent a victory for imprisoned orcas Read More The post Keeping Orcas Captive for Profit Now Banned in Ontario appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Record profits for British Gas

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Centrica, the parent company of British Gas has announced record profits for its British Gas operations of £742 million for last year with pre-tax profits for the company were £2.8 billion, with operating profits up by 29%. They said their profit had been made in a difficult market with rising wholesale energy prices, with prices in the UK around 40% higher in 2011 than they were in 2010.

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The Vanity Project NYFW: Non-profit Love Via Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

The Vanity Project works with non-profits to create fun graphic apparel “that people want to wear and people want to talk about.” Inspired to make an impact after his mother’s bout with cancer Jason Sochol, along side his friend Omri Bojko, created The Vanity Project to boost non-profits success and start a conversation around clothing. Only in their first year, they’ve already partnered with over 30 non-profits, including many local New York organizations.

Farm profits off of “Wheelz the Bunny”

Eccorazzi

Encouraged by the attention, the couple began to crowdfund for a children’s book about Wheelz, and it looked like a huge profit would be coming their way. Wheelz the bunny passed away yesterday. Sadly, this was his fate from the start. I’ll back up a bit. Overlook Acres is located in Amsterdam, New York, and is a meat producing farm. This includes rabbits, rabbits like Wheelz, who was apparently found in the frigid temperatures that had killed multiple litters that “belong” to the farm.

Clever, this completely solves the free labor for for-profit journals problem

Environmental Economics

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The Non-Profit Yoga Studio: The American Dream with a Twist.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Yoga Charlottesville Common Ground Healing Arts connection economic inequality Economics of Yoga equality Non-profit Yoga Studios virginia yoga in americaYoga at its most basic is moving beyond the limitation of individual consciousness and into universal consciousness so there’s this idea of expansion—expanding one’s experience, expanding one’s.

SeaWorld Spends 0.0006% of Profits on Orca Rescue and Rehab

Eccorazzi

Read More The post SeaWorld Spends 0.0006% of Profits on Orca Rescue and Rehab appeared first on Ecorazzi. In the wake of "Blackfish," SeaWorld has come under the scrutiny of the world and has faced enormous damages to both its financial standing and reputation. Animals Causes News Top News

Why The Profit-Centered Paradigm Doesn’t (Really) Work. ~ lektje Stephens

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Work Featured Today business capitalism economics economy income gap industrial workday industry new business paradigm profit wealth Why do we continue to maintain a system that harms all of us, our planet, and threatens the very survival of our species?

Ricky Gervais: China Profits Not Worth Cruel Cosmetics

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Ricky Gervais: China Profits Not Worth Cruel Cosmetics appeared first on Ecorazzi. Ricky Gervais is angry that cosmetics giants, including Avon, plan to resume animal testing in order to sell in China. Animals Beauty Causes News Top News ricky gervais

How to Turn Your Bike Shop into a Profit-Making Business

Icebike

Well, don’t conflate the profit potential of bike business in general with the profit potential of your independent bike shop. However, shop owners should expect an uphill battle to grow, scale, and remain profitable.

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Coffee Maker ‘Grounds and Hounds’ Shares Profits With Local Animal Shelters

Eccorazzi

is as Read More The post Coffee Maker ‘Grounds and Hounds’ Shares Profits With Local Animal Shelters appeared first on Ecorazzi. When you brew a cup of coffee from “Grounds & Hounds,” you’re not just satisfying your caffeine craving — you’re saving a dog’s life. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Animals Causes Eats News Top News

THE MOST PROFITABLE PLANTS IN YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

Green (Living) Review

Many vegetables can be expensive to purchase by growing the most expensive vegetables in your garden and buying the least inexpensive vegetables at your grocery store you can easily help drop your food budget. This especially important for people like me with very limited space to grow everything that I consume. It may be impossible to put a price on the satisfaction of bringing in a basket of produce fresh from your garden.

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics?

Eco Chic

Goodwill replied to Patrice’s inquiry about prices, reminding readers that the company uses profits for a host of programs for at-risk youth and adults, including the homeless. . The post Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics? Photo by Eneida Nieves from Pexels. Second-hand. Flipped. And perhaps my favorite, Pre-Loved. Whatever you call them, the market for clothes that make their way into the resale ecosystem is booming.

Moby’s L.A. Vegan Restaurant Donating 100 Percent of its Profits to Charity

Eccorazzi

vegan restaurant, Little Pine, just two months ago, Moby has pledged to donate 100% of its profits to charity. Vegan Restaurant Donating 100 Percent of its Profits to Charity appeared first on Ecorazzi. Talk about generous. After opening his L.A. “Little Pine is an extension of Read More The post Moby’s L.A. Animals Causes Eats News Top News Vegan moby

How to Love Someone who works in an Emergency Assistance or Non-Profit Career during the Holidays.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) awareness communication compassion emergency emotional support family friendship happiness holding space holidays humanity life listening love non-profit relationships supportAs someone who works in this field, I'd like to offer some suggestions on how others can help.

How to Love Someone who works in an Emergency Assistance or Non-Profit Career during the Holidays.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) awareness communication compassion emergency emotional support family friendship happiness holding space holidays humanity life listening love non-profit relationships supportAs someone who works in this field, I'd like to offer some suggestions on how others can help.

Profitable “Free Range” Milk & False Claims In The Guardian

Eccorazzi

The reality is that producers have merely identified the concept of “free range” as a rather profitable one given the steady decline in milk prices over the last few years. Producers, of course, are really only interested in bumping up the price of milk in order to regain the healthier profit margins of the past. Regardless of intention, they are certainly lending a helping hand in their article to an industry that profits from public deception and false marketing.

Study determines “beef animals” produce more profit if killed faster

Eccorazzi

In the ongoing exploitation of animals, profit is the bottom line. Farmers Weekly reports that researchers at SRUC in Edinburgh have found that reducing the age of cows to 12 months at their time of slaughter could hike up farm profits. Reduced feed, bedding and labour costs for each animal are cited as factors that can increase profits.

Solar Financing Finally Reaches Colorado Non-Profits

Green (Living) Review

LOUISVILLE, CO, January 2010 – Solar financing for non-profits and faith communities is often hard to find in these tough economic times. Thanks to a new program, developed by Colorado-based solar integrator Bella Energy, non-profit solar financing has finally reached Colorado. The program was designed to help non-profits and faith communities make critical investments in their infrastructure while reducing the price of investing in solar by about 30 percent.

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Google Launches New Awesome Service For Non-Profits

Eccorazzi

Are you a non-profit struggling to reach donors? The search giant, which counts giving back as a cornerstone of its business strategy, recently announced a program for non-profits that helps organizations leverage tools and advertising to increase awareness and income.

Power Africa or Power Oil and Gas Profits?

Sierra Club Compass

It’s a solution that will not only pad their profits, but confine millions of Africans to darkness. Slowly but surely, one of the most pressing development issues facing the international community, energy poverty, is getting the recognition it deserves. Most notably, President Obama announced a signature initiative, Power Africa , to address the issue, replete with $7 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars. One of the smallest agencies in the U.S.

As Israel Chemicals Profits Soar, the Dead Sea Suffers

Green Prophet

Despite these ongoing environmental issues, Israel Chemicals, owners of the Dead Sea Works, recently declared operating profits of 41 percent due to rising potash prices, according the Marker. The big increase in operating profits are due to a combination of factors, including a strong Israeli Shekel, and a sharp rise in the price of potash (one of the Dead Sea’s chief products) and phosphate fertilizer prices.

Non-Profit Group Works Towards Greener, Cleaner Mardi Gras

Eccorazzi

One particular non-profit group, VerdiGras, is taking it upon themselves to work towards a greener future for one of the largest carnivals around the country. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

Eco-Friendly Agriculture; the Advantage of Effective Land Drainage

Living Green & Saving Energy

Increasing Profits in Eco-Friendly Agriculture; the Advantage of Effective Land Drainage. agriculture saving water Increasing Profits in Eco-Friendly Agriculture; the Advantage of Effective Land Drainage

Hathaway Donates Wedding Profits to Marriage Equality Charity

Eccorazzi

While most of us go into debt from throwing a wedding, celebrities tend to make a profit selling the images of their big day. Read More The post Hathaway Donates Wedding Profits to Marriage Equality Charity appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News anne hathaway

Why I Turned down Huge Profits to Follow My Purpose.

Elephant Journal

Change tends to hit our lives when we least expect it. Like a car crash we never see coming—two unaware drivers inexplicably tied together by shared meaning. That’s how I felt one Summer day when I was hit with an unexpected job offer. I was contacted by a corporate job recruiter, “I have a promising opportunity that fits […].

Drugs companies ‘inventing diseases to boost their profits’

Eco Friendly Daily

The practice of diseasemongering by the drug industry is promoting non-existent illnesses or exaggerating minor ones for the sake of profits, according to a set of essays published by the open-access journal Public Library of Science Medicine. PHARMACEUTICAL companies are systematically creating diseases in order to sell more of their products, turning healthy people into patients and placing many at risk of harm, a special edition of a leading medical journal claims today.

Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Ethics?

Eco Chic

Goodwill replied to Patrice’s inquiry about prices, reminding readers that the company uses profits for a host of programs for at-risk youth and adults, including the homeless. . The post Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Ethics? Second-hand. Flipped. And perhaps my favorite, Pre-Loved. Whatever you call them, the market for clothes that make their way into the resale ecosystem is booming.

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New Business Model for Non-Profits Brings Solar Into Hostile Territory

Sierra Club Compass

PPAs also frequently offer a no-money-down option, which has proven a huge market driver in recent years for homes and businesses as well as non-profits. The ability to use CSGAs wherever PPAs would make financial sense opens up new opportunities among non-profits not just in Virginia, but in all of the 28 states where PPAs are currently either illegal or of uncertain status.

For-Profit Conservation: A New Tool to Mobilize Investment?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new social venture, NRT-Trading, a for-profit offshoot of NRT, has been established to manage the LTM program into the future. To keep pace with our growing population, we need more food, more water, and more energy. It’s a mantra that has become near and dear to just about every sector. But how do we scale up our most promising solutions to feed and fuel the world? That question dominated the dialogue at the recent Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit. The answer is to mobilize.

George Clooney Seeks to Expose Who Profits From Wars In Africa

Eccorazzi

The initiative, called The Read More The post George Clooney Seeks to Expose Who Profits From Wars In Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi. Actor George Clooney is teaming up with human rights activist John Prendergast to launch a new project that aspires to fight corruption in war zones in Africa. Causes News People Top News george clooney