A growing number of organic farmers are equipping their tractors with electric motors, which consume no fossil fuel -- and require less maintenance and are quieter than traditional engines. They estimate that a used tractor equipped with an electric engine costs about $3,000.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition this week released it a wide-reaching guide to making packaging more environmentally sound. The guide aims to help create industrywide standards for sustainable packaging, since companies currently use a variety of metrics to rate their own systems. The ratings look at the types of material used and how much energy and water they require, as well as their production, transport and impact on workers and the community at large.
Twitter is all the rage on the Internet -- and in the CPA community. CPA firms and practitioners are using Twitter to market their organizations and reach potential clients and members. In this article, practitioners and state CPA societies share why and how they're using Twitter and what benefits they're reaping from their social-media investment.
Perhaps a sign of Twitter's reach is its newfound popularity among accountants. CPA firms and practitioners are using Twitter to market their organizations and reach potential clients and members. In this article, practitioners share why and how they're using Twitter and what benefits they're reaping from their social-media investment.
What were members of Congress doing while President Barack Obama spoke to them about lifting the country from despair? Twittering, columnist Dana Milbank discovered. "Aggie basketball game is about to start on espn2 for those of you that aren't going to bother watching pelosi smirk for the next hour," came a message purportedly from Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex. Moments later: "Disregard that last Tweet from a staffer." Others were more caught up in the moment. "I did big wooohoo for Justice Ginsberg," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., wrote.