Thanks for bringing this issue up as an ongoing topic. It`s important to me.
Standing lean and green.
I am formulating a line of "Green" hair car products for a private medical practice, which I hope to take national, but the sheer number of "Green" hair care products scares me. I think I may have missed the boat as I cannot find a angle to differentiate me from the other guys.
My advice is to act quickly as "Green" is becoming very popular.
To your point Richmeister--
Here`s an interesting article about green marketing.
Basically, what I got out of it is that green is good, but, you have to couple it with other advantages--like value.
The rules of marketing and sales don`t go into the trash... I mean... the recycle bin, just because your product is "green."
Rich, you are right! The rewards from going green is much greater than any marketing or business advantages. Going green will be force on all of us. You can go screaming in the future when you have no choice or feel good that you did now. We all know our current government will never do anything about it that is real, they are too busy with more important things that side track us from the real issues.
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Going green will be force on all of us. You can go screaming in the future when you have no choice or feel good that you did now.
I couldn`t agree more. Ultimately, green is going to become essential to compete in the mainstream marketplace. It`s going to be expected that companies operate on sustainable principles for the majority of consumers, and leanring about the issues now and implementing these practices is the best way to ensure future success.
We all know our current government will never do anything about it that is real, they are too busy with more important things that side track us from the real issues.
Roughstock, you make good points but let me tell you about my side of things. I live in
Like Lee Iacocca says “Let’s look at what is working.” I feel we all need to take on this responsibility because I do not trust our government today to do it right. They are being misguided by donations. Maybe in the future if more voters get more involved and we get some real leaders back in office, we might be successful. Right now they are just going through the motions in most locations. I do think it is great that people are now talking about this issue and actually starting to do something about it. I don’t feel so all alone any more and it has renewed my faith in the fact we might all change our wasteful ways. I also think talking about this at SUN is a great addition! You are right. Business can have a huge effect in the solution. In many ways some business have been the source of our problems.
Business people like you and the
I hope this better explains my point of view and I definitely feel we all need to take on the responsibility. I like your enthusiasm! Sorry to make this so long!
I agree technology is a key. Subjects like science, math and other school subjects being taught in our schools are also important. We need smart people to do green right.
I also agree you that we need to be after the local government constantly. I am sure they consider me a radical just for that reason. Unfortunately we put the wrong people in office here in
I think a better way to change the government is to study carefully who we vote for at election time. Voting can let your green feelings come to life. And everyone needs to vote! If my sources are correct, only 45% of the people that could have voted, voted in the last presidential election. This is very sad. When we vote we need to look at each candidate like we were hiring them for a job. I like Lee Iacocca`s suggestion that the next president should tell us who they are going to use for their cabinet before we vote. But I am sure that will not happen. Regardless, we need to take this job seriously if we are to really make a change.