Any business can take steps to be friendlier to the environment, but how do you do it while maintaining and actually boosting profits? Find out how moving from a light green to a dark green approach pays off for hospitality, retail, and home-based businesses. Your business can conserve energy and natural resources, boost goodwill, and actually take steps to restore the environment. Bruno G. Krioussis shares tested strategies from his twenty-nine years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality fields so you can maximize profit through environmental activism. Along with many strategies for success in green business, he explores methods for developing a green action plan; ways to harness alternate forms of energy; strategies for keeping track of all the money you will save; the long-term benefits of sustainability; the importance of finding a mentor. Make a decision to overcome the challenges that are preventing you from being truly green. It's time to embark on a mission to help the environment and your business with "The Green Guide.""
Billed as a "low/no budget guide to visiting and living in Portland, Oregon, the Zinester's Guide to Portland breaks down the PDX grid by neighborhood with descriptions of good restaurants, thrift stores, bars, bridges, places to loiter, etc. (lots of etc.). The newly overhauled and illustrated sixth edition gets shoulder-deep into the history and local lore, providing a well-rounded argument as to why (fill in the blank) deserves your time. It also demystifies the TriMet public transportation system, bike events and culture, outdoorsy stuff, the public librariesbasically anything you need to know as the new kid in town. To the wrong eyes the book's title might imply a guide to Portland zine culture, and indeed it originated in 2001 as a hand-stapled zine. But now, as editor Shawn Granton says in the introduction, the Zinester's Guide is not just for zinesters, that "It's always been about sharing the interesting and unique things that make Stumptown great, and also helping people get by that aren't swimming in scads of money." For those of us that can't so much as dogpaddle most days, this is community at its mightiest.
"An American Chick's Guide to Italy" is the perfect book to tuck into your carryon and learn how to avoid mistakes when traveling in the beautiful country of Italy. The book is divided into anecdotal experiences that are humorous and heart-warming. The chapters include renting villas, transportation, restaurants, hotels and even a chapter on flirting. At the conclusion of each chapter, there are useful websites and tips, especially for women traveling alone. Practical and fun information coupled with funny stories, this guide will amuse the reader and offer critical facts....such as taking washcloths to Italy. Italian hotels do not offer them. Did you know that train station boards only give you a final destination of your train...not your particular stop? What about renting a villa in Italy? Today, anything can look good on the internet. The author travels to Italy often, speaks the language, and has learned how to navigate Italy with ease. Travel for the experience, not as a tourist, and soak up the culture, the people, the food, the beauty.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
Energize your garden by cultivating healthy garden soil, the natural way! This gardening guide teaches beginner and intermediate gardeners how to provide healthy soil building strategies to produce delicious fruits, healthy vegetables, fragrant flowers, and vibrant herbs! You would never build your home on a rotten foundation, so stop settling for sick soil that breeds weak plants in your garden. Weak plants are more susceptible to pests and disease. Written in a 'no fluff, get to the point' style, A Gardening Guide For Organic Soil Building will show you soil preparation methods to a robust, thriving garden flourishing with healthy plants of every kind. Once you see the results, you'll wonder why you didn't take action sooner. You'll learn how to drastically boost your soil's fertility, improve the soil structure, and maintain a healthy garden in virtually any climate! There are strategies to be implemented year around. By using the natural organic techniques outlined in this book, you'll enjoy the benefits gardening provides, as well as the delicious bumper crops every single season. Scroll up and get your copy of 'A Gardening Guide For Organic Soil Building' now and transform your garden to a lush, productive, and healthy oasis for your plants to thrive.
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