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Turning Your Business 'Green'

Steve Scher
05/13/2009 at 9:00 a.m.

How can a business reduce its carbon footprint? A brewery in Fremont teamed up with its neighbor, an energy company, to swap used hops for methane energy and flavorings. How are other local businesses improving their sustainability? Can you "go green" in this economy and still make money? Call 1.800.289.5869 during the show or email Weekday.


Kevin Wilhelm is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, a Seattle–based firm that helps organizations profit through environmental and climate practices. He is the author of "Return on Sustainability: How Companies Can Increase Profitability & Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy."

Matt Lincecum is the founder of Fremont Brewery, which is set to open its doors this summer. He is business partners with Blue Marble Energy, whereby he gives them his used hops to convert into other items like methane and flavorings. He is a former liquor licensing attorney.

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