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Tupperware Unveils Vision to Reduce Plastic, Food Waste by 2025

The company is now a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastic Economy Global Commitment to help create a circular economy for plastic. Waste360 Staff | Jun 07, 2019 Tupperware Brands...

Orlando bans single-use plastics and polystyrene at venues and parks, including Amway Center, Camping World Stadium and Dr. Phillips Center

So long, single-use plastics and polystyrenes. No longer will Orlando or its contractors use items such as plastic straws, bags, cutlery and Styrofoam food containers and cups at city parks...

Legacy Vacation Resorts All In with Business for Good Approach

By Glenn Hasek May 3, 2019 In March, Orlando, Fla.-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) announced that it had officially achieved Certified B Corporation status. Clean the World, also in Orlando, is another organization that has...

Legacy Vacation Resorts becomes first B corporation certified multi-state hospitality company in the US

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA – Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) has officially achieved Certified B Corporation Status, becoming the first multi-state hotel and vacation ownership company in the country to secure the prestigious designation....

Lake Nona Brings First Autonomous Shuttles to Orange County this Spring

Beep, a new Florida-based company that provides autonomous mobility solutions, announced an exclusive dealer arrangement for the state of Florida, with NAVYA, the global leader in the autonomous vehicle (AV) market and...

The Magic Kingdom Is Going Green

By Bruce Horovitz Even the visionary Walt Disney probably could not have imagined this one. The Walt Disney Company is just months away from generating enough renewable solar energy to fully...

Do right by the Wekiva River and take another look at the plan to save it

The Wekiva River’s water still runs clear — mostly. It remains one of the most peaceful and unspoiled places in Central Florida — for now. But a careful eye can...

Orlando, Florida, offers free trees to residents.

A tree sapling is delivered right to the door.   Yards in Orlando, Florida, are getting greener and shadier – thanks to the city. In partnership with the Arbor Day...

Michael Bloomberg giving Orlando $2.5 million to fight climate change

Kevin SpearContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced Friday that he is adding Orlando to the list of cities he is providing with $2.5 million to help fight climate change. A...

Buildings Contribute To Emissions, Climate Change

If this unusually warm winter weather has you thinking about climate change, you’re not alone. Activists around the world and in the United States are growing increasingly urgent and forceful...

ORLANDO: AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CITY

Orlando, Fla., is shifting how the world eats through fleet farming – a small scale farming revolution to increase urban food access. As a result, the city is considered one...

Mobile Greens Wellness is Launching in Central Florida

Mobile Greens Wellness, a health food growing and delivery service, will soon be hitting the streets of Central Florida, bringing nutrient-packed microgreens to farmers markets, restaurants, schools and even neighborhoods...

B Corps and a LEED Platinum Building: Low-Footprint Trip to a Neighboring City

By: Jenny Nazak Earlier this month I was invited to the inaugural event of Central Florida for Good, a new organization that’s promoting a higher level of corporate social responsibility through...

These 10 cities are embracing 100% renewable energy – Orlando, St Pete, Largo and Sarasota

A new report published by the Sierra Club serves as proof that despite the geography, politics and social norms that divide American cities, a growing number of towns big and...

Shocker: Investors get purpose. They now want B Corps

When I ask entrepreneurs about investors, they often go politely silent. Some go stone-faced. When pressed, they confess to a strained or love/hate relationship with the investment world. Here’s what they...

CITY OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA – PEOPLE, PLANET, AND PROSPERITY

Business View Magazine interviews Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando, as part of our focus on green initiatives of city governments.   The City of Orlando, Florida (population...

PAL St. Pete welcomes hands-on support from area businesses

Sixty-person accounting firm Spoor Bunch Franz lends entire staff for entire day How many accounting professionals does it take to pressure-wash exteriors, clear and paint offices, build shelves, organize files,...

Harris Rosen to employers: Take charge of health care

Having recently participated in the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., I am heartened in the future of health care in America because of the wonderful ideas discussed from...

First GREEN Bank’s Newest Location Receives Highest Designation for Sustainability

First GREEN Bank, an Orlando-based bank with a global mission and deep commitment to the environment, announces today their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ID+C Retail v4 Platinum...

Disney promises to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cups and more

And what Disney does, little kids want to emulate! This could be big. The latest corporation to jump on the plastic reduction bandwagon is none other than the Walt Disney...

St. Pete Businesses Join Efforts to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

ST. PETERSBURG — Business owners and elected officials on Tuesday unveiled a new campaign attacking an environmental scourge: The plastic straw. The “No Straws St. Pete” campaign hopes to convince...

Karly Pulido Already Having Big Impact on Legacy Vacation Club

Name: Karly Pulido Title: Sustainability and Social Responsibility Specialist Company: Legacy Vacation Club Months in Current Position: Four Primary Responsibilities: “A lot of what I am doing is knowing where...

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Raises $220,000 for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children at the 21st Annual Caring Classic Charity Golf Event

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) recently hosted the 21st Annual Caring Classic charity golf tournament benefiting Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in...

A Guide to Buying B Corp

Use this roadmap to find certified B Corporation products in your grocery aisles. If you’re a label reader then your eye is likely trained to recognize stamps for certifications like...

Awareness blossoms at Innovation Montessori

A steel flower on the campus of Innovation Montessori Ocoee will allow the school to operate solely on solar energy. by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor With a name like Innovation...

Going Green at Orlando’s Theme Parks

Happy Earth Day! From recycling initiatives to animal conservation, Orlando theme parks are definitely on board with implementing sustainability into daily park operations. In honor of the the celebration of...

Don’t Boycott Bad Companies, Spend More With Good Ones

Just as in political elections, people would rather take action to make a statement. Especially this past year, the idea of “voting with your wallet” has taken on a certain...

EA, Tupperware work to raise female impact in STEM

As corporations push to add women in tech fields — with high-profile backers including Lockheed Martin and Electronic Arts — some leaders say they are seeing results in Central Florida....

Florida brewery unveils six-pack rings that spare sea turtles

Via CBS News – The threat of plastic waste to marine wildlife is well known; the most ubiquitous image of its impact is that of seafaring turtles and gulls ensnared...