Category | Business


Posted on 11 November 2009

We currently have dot-com, dot-net, dot-gov, dot-org, and even dot-biz; next up is dot-eco.  Two groups are currently going toe-to-toe in who is going to manage this new internet domain suffix  One group is in B.C., Vancouver, called Big Room , the other is located in Los Angeles, called Dot Eco.  Do we really need [...]

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Why Size Matters

Posted on 01 October 2009

In our pursuit of a more sustainable world there are very distinct differences between huge corporations, large companies, small businesses, and micro businesses. The very size of a business can impose not-so-green sensibilities that conflict with earth-friendly efforts. Smaller businesses are able to address environmental issues that bigger companies and mega corporations simply cannot. Big [...]

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5 Years of Green Business at Make Hay

Posted on 18 September 2009

This September our web design business, Make Hay, turns 5 years old. At this milestone it makes us very happy to take a look back and a look around to reflect on how we’ve grown and how responsible business is becoming more mainstream. There’s still a great responsibility for the business world (including us) to [...]

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Give me green on the high street

Posted on 25 August 2009

In the days before my fashion habits took on a greenish hue, I rarely bought clothes from catalogues or online. Why? Because everyone knows that while you may well call a spade a spade you can’t always call a 12 a 12 or a 14 a 14. And if the coveted garment didn’t fit, I’d [...]

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Mainstream media’s responsibility?

Posted on 16 July 2009

Back in April I was getting ready whilst watching a morning TV show, GMTV. I don’t make a habit of watching this show (and now I know why) and so what I was about to see came as a quite a shock. Apparently GMTV run an annual high street fashion award recognising different types of [...]

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The Green Fairy

Posted on 26 October 2008

Nottinghamshire County Council publishes a great magazine called Living for Tomorrow. It’s all about Notts people putting sustainable solutions into practice. The latest edition included a very inspiring article about making workspaces greener in a building where I used to work. The Green Group at the Nottingham Council for Voluntary Service (in the Voluntary Action [...]

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When did ‘green’ become a dirty word?

Posted on 08 September 2008

I’ve been expecting a green backlash for a long time. To be honest I thought it would happen sooner and be much more aggressive. Of course there are still the ‘climate sceptics’ and we could all think of individuals who simply refuse to believe that doing their bit can help change the world but I [...]

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Make Hay, The Blog

Posted on 19 July 2008

I just wanted to let you all know about our new blog over at Make Hay Ethical E-Media. For a little while now I’ve been having lots of fun writing Make Hay newsletters for our clients, providing news about what we’ve been up to and links and resources to help ethical business owners and we [...]

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Mattel Greenwashes Barbie

Posted on 15 May 2008

As little girls we all wanted a Barbie Doll, as grown women we all wanted to be Barbie.  Face it, as the saying goes “the bitch has everything”, the dream house, car, and guy, not to mention she’s had every career under the sun.  Barbie’s been an astronaut, school teacher, nurse, business woman, Rock Star, and we’ve [...]

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Interview with Carrotmob’s creator, Brent Schulkin

Posted on 08 May 2008

You may have seen a very interesting video knocking around the internet lately from the innovative organisation Carrotmob. In this video called ‘We Make it Rain‘ they use consumer power to turn a regular grocery store to a much more environmentally friendly one. I don’t want to give too much away, you really need to [...]

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