The new Dietary Guidelines disappoint nutrition experts who had hoped for sustainability recommendations.
Last year was tumultuous and 2016 is already feeling to be more of the same. The capacity to operate and thrive in times of instability and change is increasingly a competitive advantage. The recent World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2016 gives insight into the challenges to peace and prosperity we will face around the world.
Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s true—stopping something bad from happening is easier than fixing it later. This is the core concept behind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pollution prevention efforts. Reducing the amount of pollution produced means less waste to control, treat, or dispose of.
I’ve heard Duke Energy being referred to as the devil in the past – this was mostly among environmentalists who believe that the corporation’s bullying tactics and undying love for fossil fuels is not in the best interests of ordinary North Carolinians.
But their recent actions against a small church in Greensboro leaves one to wonder if the moniker isn’t true. Duke is pulling out the stops as it goes after this church and the nonprofit organization that helped them install solar on their roof because it infringes on their monopoly, asking for a $1,000 per day penalty. One could say that the company has finally gone over the line as this time they’re going after God.
Whether you’re running a business or a household, balancing capital costs with operating expenses is one of the most integral elements of your spending strategy. Yet too often, the product and service choices that we make overlook lifetime analysis for the seductive appeal of low upfront cost. Remember the time you purchased the discount coffeemaker for the office kitchen that didn’t last 6 months? We’ve all done it. The lowest cost choice can equate to lower quality – resulting in failures, insufficient performance, shorter lifetime, limited functionality and an array of other compromises to your overall experience. The fluorescent light shown in this video is a prime example of this.