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5 Best Ethical Procurement Strategies

Posted by Jeff Golfman on

I have been an Eco-Entrepreneur for the past 26 years trying to make the world a better place. What I have learned is that how we buy stuff, and how we make decisions are major factors and key drivers that determine our impact on the business, society, and the planet either positive or negative. Every business buys stuff. It is essential to the operation. The process upon which businesses make buying decisions however are not equal and most business are actually achieving the opposite and unintended results versus their stated Corporate Social Reasonability (CSR) mission and values. Unintended Outcomes: Large...

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5 Healthy and Quick Snacks for Work

Posted by Nick Riebel on

5 Healthy and Quick Snacks for Work

Collaboration Post by Nuts.com & Rawoffice.com With all of the changes happening in today’s healthcare industry, several companies are taking steps to promote health and wellness among their employees. Even with all of these new healthy-living initiatives and the promotion of a better work-life balance, you might still be curious about what you can do between 9 and 5 to better yourself. One of the first things you can do is make sure you’re stocked up on healthy work snacks. What you’re eating is a crucial part of any healthy lifestyle. Planning meals throughout the week and always being prepared with...

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Why The Raw Office decided to #BtheChange

Posted by Nick Riebel on

Why The Raw Office decided to #BtheChange

When The Raw Office officially launched in February of 2016, we were already familiar with the shared value associated with becoming a Certified B Corp.  Our founder, Jeff Golfman, has been an eco entrepreneur for the past 25 years – his previous venture was a Certified B Corp for several years. Becoming a B Corp was strategically part of the plan for success, as the missions and values showcased by member companies directly coincide with our own. Being a sustainably minded startup, we sought to operate along a company-wide triple-bottom-line: people, planet, and profit. B Corps can be defined as...

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Top 5 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Office Products

Posted by Brett Richardson on

Top 5 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Office Products

In celebration of Earth Month, we thought it best to highlight a few of the innovative ways to recycle and reuse old office products.  1. Send Writing Tools to TerraCycle A great way to rid yourself of old markers, highlighters, pens, and pencils is to donate them to TerraCycle's Writing Instruments Recycling Program. TerraCycle has partnered with Sharpie, Newell Rubbermaid, and Papermate in producing this effective recycling program. It's relatively simple: join the program. Begin collecting writing instruments. Send them off to TerraCyle, where they are recycled into new products like plastic storage containers. You can also order ZeroWaste boxes...

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Brightlane Inc: The Shared Workspace Mecca

Posted by Brett Richardson on

Brightlane Inc: The Shared Workspace Mecca

We had heard of Brightlane Inc. in Toronto, Canada, the shared workspace Mecca. As a new boot strap start up in pre-revenue, we felt it was out of our reach…Fast-forward to November 2015, when we learned of a startup pitch contest run by Brightlane. So we wrote a killer script, nailed the elevator pitch (which actually took place in an elevator), and won stage one of the contest. The award? Ten startups from over one hundred applicants were selected to receive a six month free incubator membership at Toronto’s most sought after workspace and a chance to win the $25,000...

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