Topic: Business
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Chain Stores, Main Street Business & Local Economies
Studies indicating that locally owned retail businesses can have advantages for communities compared with national chains; ordinances to favor local retail.

Cradle to Cradle Principles
A new approach to industry and society based on nature's cycles and sustainable design that will move beyond the current paradigm of eco-efficiency.

Global Reporting Initiative
An offshoot of CERES, the Global Reporting Initiative aims, in part, to rewrite the rules of accounting to include new measures of social and environmental accountability. It strives to change the terms by which corporations define success.

Green Collar Jobs
A guide, a web site for Minnesota, and a report for the Twin Cities, to help cities foster training and employing people for higher wage careers in new clean, green, energy efficient job sectors. (TM) (TM) is a leading source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business.

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
MnTAP is the premier provider of industry and process-specific pollution prevention information in Minnesota. MnTAP's engineers and scientists work to prevent the pollution of our land, air and water and to keep Minnesota businesses competitive.

Minnesota Waste Wise and Energy Smart
Non-regulatory waste and energy use reduction programs to assist Minnesota businesses. By joining, businesses receive technical assistance in the form of site visits, a quarterly print newsletter and a monthly electronic newsletter.

Sustainable Industrial Development
Eco-industrial parks: industrial development which simultaneously meets high economic, environmental, and social goals. - The Center for Environment and Business on the Web
An up-to-date online magazine with news, events, business and investment opportunities, links and resources.

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8/3 Summer Clothing Swap with Do It Green! Minnesota
8/8 Great River Greening Night with the St. Paul Saints
8/10 Midwest Pantry Local Food and Gift Wholesale Show
8/19 -8/19 Sustainable Entrepreneurs - hosted by Net Impact Minneapolis
8/21 -9/1 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair
9/11 Green Infrastructure for Clean Water: Costs & Benefits to Our Communities
9/22 Creating Accountable Communities
9/24 -11/19 Frontiers in the Environment: Can We Build a More Resilient Food Distribution System?

Ongoing Events
MCAD Sustainable Design Online Courses & Related Film Series
U of MN Institute for the Environment Calendar
EcoTuesday Minneapolis
Feb 22 - Solar Drinks Toronto at Joe Bidali's (Canada)
Reuse Alliance MN Chapter Meeting
GreenPOWER Green Generalist Job Training Workshop
Reuse Alliance MN Chapter Meeting
GreenPOWER Green Generalist Job Training Workshop
Twin Cities Green Drinks

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Position available: Local Foods MN GreenCorps Member Position: Apply by September 8th

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Position available: Solar Garden Site Prospecting and Acquisition Associate