RBR Recommends

The following products and services can support your sustainable, green business mission.  Please note that some offerings are affiliates.

GoodGuide

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Amazon Green

Amazon Green is an excellent resource and a convenient way to locate and purchase items to save energy and reduce your environmental impact.

Smart Green: How to Implement Sustainable Business Practices in Any Industry – and Make Money smart green

“Smart Green is a very practical guide for getting started with greening your company. Estes has taken the principles of business planning and applied them to a very complex subject. Worth the read.”
—Michael Knupp, former CEO, The RETEC Group, and former member, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

 

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives (Kindle Single) (TED Books) [Kindle Edition]

What will the city of the future look like? More like an ever-changing and vibrant garden than a static set of buildings and blocks. In ‘Living Architecture,’ British scientist and architect Rachel Armstrong re-imagines the world’s extensive urban areas and argues that in order to achieve sustainable development of the built environment — and help countries like Japan recover from natural disasters — we need to start thinking differently. Armstrong sets the scene for considering different ways of making structures and materials, suggesting that we can ‘grow’ more ecologically compatible buildings by using life-like technologies, such as protocells. The result is a new kind of architectural practice where cities behave more like an evolving ecosystem than lifeless machines.