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  • Manomet awarded $91,000 from the EPA for Environmental Education Initiatives

    PLYMOUTH, MA – Manomet is pleased to announce that our U360 program—an interdisciplinary, experiential internship designed to foster college students’ understanding of sustainability and small business management—was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The award was part of the EPA Environmental Education funds for programs to educate the community and […]
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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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  • Root360 Case Study - Green Clean Maine

    Root360 Case Study: Green Clean Maine

    In 2007, Joe Walsh saw an unmet need in his community for a non-toxic alternative to the conventional professional cleaning services. Because the market need also aligned with his environmental values, he seized this business opportunity; and with a small start-up grant, his station wagon, two clients and a vacuum, Green Clean Maine was established […]
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  • Root360 Case Study - Springboard Pilates

    Root360 Case Study: Springboard Pilates

    Nestled in the quaint and historic West End neighborhood of Portland, Maine you’ll find Springboard Pilates; one of only a few studios in Maine that teaches the Classic Pilates Method. Springboard Pilates began in 2005 in the home of its founder and sole teacher at the time. Meredith Coffin became Springboard Pilates’ first employee in […]
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  • U360 ‘Graduates’ First Students

    Pilot semester wraps up with student sustainability presentations to panel of small business professionals In early May, several University of Southern Maine (USM) students demonstrated just how far their understanding of small business sustainability had come over the course of a semester. As they explained to a panel of leaders from the small business community […]
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