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Paul Smith
Portland, Oregon
Sustainable/Green Biz Consultant. Ace ghost/copywriter. Global trend tracker for the greater good. PR. Blog at @TriplePundit & @Shareable. Cyclist.
Interests: social media, technology, hiking, local food, sustainability, cycling, and on...
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When I say green bank, what comes to mind? For most banks, that largely means customers being offered paperless statements, perhaps some recycled paper use, and they call it a day. Capital Pacific Bank, a recent BEST award winner for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at GreenSmith Consulting
Hello Heather, at that time they weren't, but there was significant interest, so perhaps they do now. Their site is now GreenSmart.biz, you can contact them to find out.
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I don’t know about you, but I hear about a lot of flashy green packaging innovations. But what about when reality hits the curb? Often, there’s a breakdown between the hype and what actually happens, which more often then not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Something amazing happened in my neighborhood recently, that has lessons for your business. And it has to do with cookies. Portland, as you may know, is among the top cities in America for bicycling, with the highest percentage of people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Sometimes the most forward looking among us come from the most unlikely places. I’m neck deep in the sustainable business realm, and delight in discovering and sharing new sources of inspiration and innovation with my audiences. And the most powerful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Recently I read a piece by Tara Hunt, talking about how she was warned while in preparation for her TEDx presentation that some presenters might be a hard act to follow. She delved into how she’d decided to toss aside... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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I had a conversation with a newer green apparel company founder recently that really irked me. Not necessarily about them specifically, but the choices they and other green businesses make. And I wanted to get your input on it. Put... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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The first six GreenSmith Sessions have spanned the globe, from a CSR thought leader in London to the man giving green blogging a southern accent in Nashville, Tennessee. Today's GreenSmith Session went local. Very local, to the desk next door... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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The funny factor was definitely in effect for GreenSmith Sessions #6, with Jeffrey Davis, a southern fried green blogger from Nashville, Tennessee. In my work as a digital publicist for green businesses, I interact with a lot of blogs and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Do you want to know what the core of all the (human) problems in the world are? Empathy. Empathy, you mean that word tossed around by new age enthusiasts? Not quite. Think about how recently you got angry over another... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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I don’t know about you, but I thought I knew a fair amount about lighting. CFLs, check. LED, check. Odd designer bulbs, check. LEDs are more efficient than everything else, right? Not so, as I learned in the latest GreenSmith... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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In the third edition of GreenSmith Sessions, I talked with Mark Grimes, a Co-Founder of buzzing coworking hubs NedSpace, and one of the driving forces behind Maker Faire Africa. A man of many hats, mostly of a social entrepreneurial bent,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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With the recent release of the film The Social Network, a lot of attention is being focused on Facebook. But one social network of a different sort and vastly different numbers bears paying attention to if you’re a green business:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Last week I published a profile at Triple Pundit on the Portland based, boundary expanding, successful despite the given wisdom/state of the economy company called Bamboo Revolution. Growing 40% in an industry that's shrunk 50%, they clearly are on to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
This post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed, a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm. Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
I've had the pleasure of watching Grass Valley California based GreenSmart make the transition to a green company over the past three years, done with thought and full consideration of the impact of the options they were exploring. With the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Welcome back for the second edition of the GreenSmith Sessions, this time with Fabian Pattberg, a man with a multicultural awareness of business, having lived and worked across Europe and exotic Nashville, Tennessee. The GreenSmith Sessions are an evolving series... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Somewhere amidst the preparation to move my life 12 hours away to Portland, Oregon, an idea took root: Talk to the people that inspire me, and share it with you. My goal is to have brisk freeform conversations with some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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I’ve been quiet on this blog for some time. With good reason. Its called moving 12 hours from tiny but mighty Nevada City, California to the Mecca of green that is Portland, Oregon. A huge move made for many reasons... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
Glad to help get the word out. Wow, thats gorgeous!
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It was bound to happen. Ponoko, the company that’s created a thriving ecosystem of designers, manufacturers and consumers, where you as a designer can get your product made one at a time via a global network of fabricators that use... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
Good point Wayne, Ive heard that hear as well, specifically about meat processing. Some very stringent (and hindering) laws in terms of who and where it can be processed, negating the locality and the environmental benefits associated with that! Whats your blog, and specifically, a link to the piece youre referring to, so we can take a look?
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You hear so much about the value of "going local," but perhaps not so much on how to go about doing it effectively. Thanks much to Wayne Maceyka for sharing copious resources to do so, first covering the value of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at GreenSmith Consulting
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Mar 15, 2010
Glad theyve been of benefit. Lots more to come, especially after GreenSmith moves operations to Portland, Oregon!
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