Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sustainable: Commitment, Not Coincidence

These days, just about every company out there has posted somewhere in their literature or on their website either a sustainability mission statement or an explanation of their stewardship of the earth.  Most often, these are post hoc statements made … Continue reading

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Are Big Home Improvement Stores Really Less Expensive?

As a small business owner, I make a point of checking in on my competition every couple of months.  Sometimes I do this to learn, sometimes I do it to compare, and sometimes I do it to vindicate the services … Continue reading

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Keeping Cork Like Cork

In recent years Cork flooring has experienced a resurgence that has led to its presence in just about every flooring showroom in the country, and for good reason.   Cork is a completely natural material that’s warm, quiet, and gentle on … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Petition at Maine Polls

Maniacs, While you’re at the polls today, look for volunteers with Environment Maine and support their efforts to stand up to Gov. Le Page and preserve our natural heritage. Environment Maine and a coalition of health officials, workers, and clean … Continue reading

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Don’t Go “green”, GO SUSTAINABLE!

Is Green Chemical Free? The common assumption in answer to this question is yes.  People often associate “green” materials with hippies, hemp and Birkenstocks sandals.  They have misconceptions based on the idea that “green” is a concern of liberal-minded people … Continue reading

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