Category Archive: ARTICLES

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    Sustainability trends for small businesses in the food industry

    In the summer of 2016, Manomet’s U360 intern and College of the Atlantic senior Lilyanna Sollberger took a closer look at sustainability trends for small businesses in the food industry as research for her final college thesis on food waste.  Using the Root360 sustainability survey, Sollberger engaged with small businesses to examine the business’s current […]
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  • Recycling Tips that Can Save your Business Money - Root360

    Recycling Tips that Can Save your Business Money

    Have you ever walked up to the recycling bin next to the garbage can and been unsure of where to put something? If so, you’re not alone. Many people find the rules of recycling confusing, but it only takes a couple of minutes to educate yourself about the many items that are recyclable. We all […]
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  • The Importance of Using Vacation Time - Root360

    The Importance of Using Vacation Time

    With countless emails, projects, and tasks at hand, it’s easy to get caught up in the constant rhythm of work. Taking a vacation may seem like a luxury for many individuals, employers and small business owners, and taking time off can often create more stress because of all the work that needs to get done. […]
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  • A Look at National Parks and their Sustainability Practices - Root360

    A Look at National Parks and their Sustainability Practices

    Summer is in full swing! Travel and tourism are peaking as people flock to their favorite destinations to experience vibrant cities, towns, and natural beauty. This year, there has been particular attention placed on some very special and popular vacation spots in the United States: our national parks. This year marks the 100th anniversary of […]
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  • Sustainable Business Spotlight: Dean'sSweets - Root360

    Small Business Spotlight: Dean’sSweets

    How this sustainable chocolate shop has maintained growth for twelve years For many, Valentine’s Day equals chocolates. There’s only one place in Portland, Maine’s Old Port to get freshly made, hand-dipped, delicious truffles – Dean’sSweets.  Co-owners and partners-in-life Dean and Kristin Bingham opened Dean’sSweets from their home in 2004. Since the start, they have grown […]
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  • The Most Sustainable Super Bowl Ever - Root360

    The Most Sustainable Super Bowl Ever

    What can small businesses learn about sustainability from Super Bowl 50? Where will you be this Sunday night? I plan on being one of the 110 million-plus people watching the Super Bowl.  Since you clicked on this post, I’m going to guess that you’ll also be tuning in to watch the Broncos and Panthers. (But […]
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