Green Biz Wichita Thanks the Following Companies for their Membership Level
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce
The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is the dedicated champion for you, our more than 1,700 business members.
City of Wichita
The City of Wichita has a vested interest in preserving and improving the natural environment in the south central Kansas region.
is the Web site of The Wichita Eagle, the largest newspaper in Kansas, serving Wichita, the largest city in Kansas and the surrounding area.
Wichita Public Radio is a trusted source of local, national and world news, providing its audience with a broad discussion of ideas, and a distinctive blend of diverse music and entertainment, while operating as a significant public service of Wichita State University.
Building responsible products is essential to moving forward responsibly - safe products that consume less energy and non-renewable materials and generate less noise, waste and emissions.
Via Christi Health is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas. Based in Wichita, it serves Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through its doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services.
Efficiency Works is designed to empower Westar customers to save on their energy bill. By offering education on energy consumption and efficiency, you can help us delay the need for new power plants in uncertain times.
Davis-Moore Auto Group
Davis-Moore Auto Group is a full service dealership providing new and used vehicle sales. It also offers auto service, parts, a state of the art body shop and an excellent internet team to assist you with all your car buying and maintenance needs
Greensburg Green Town
Greensburg GreenTown -- a grassroots community-based organization -- has worked side-by-side with Greensburg officials, business owners and local residents to incorporate sustainable principles into the rebuilding process.
Wichita Rain Barrels
Peter Daniels created his environmentally-friendly rain barrel after watching a television show where the character installed a rain barrel to help supplement the need for city water.
Founded in 1981, Armstrong Chamberlin is a full service advertising, marketing, public relations and interactive agency. They serve clients in a range of industries, including business-to-business, finance, higher education, retail and more.
Syndeo is a Kansas-based, locally-owned human resources (HR) services, payroll services, workers' compensation and staffing services provider.
Central Mechanical Wichita
CMW believes businesses benefit financially by continually improving their management of energy resources and the environment benefits from reduced levels of related pollution.
Genuine People. Creative Ideas. Valuable Results. Kcoe Isom offers accounting and consulting services across the country.
Established in 1994, Pen Publishing Interactive's focus remains on providing the best possible internet services to businesses in Wichita and the surrounding region. --
Volume V, Issue 2
Do you like Green Turkey and Stuffing?
Here are tips to conserve and create an environmentally-friendly Thanksgiving holiday.
End wasteful practices.
Use reusable dinnerware, glasses and napkins. Not only is it better for the environment but no one likes cutting turkey with a plastic knife.
Serve your meal on cloth tablecloths and napkins, accompanied by "real" silverware and plates.
Instead of using the furnace, television and more lights than necessary, go outdoors for activity. The temperature around Thanksgiving is perfect for enjoying the outdoor and connecting with nature doesn't have to involve hiking up a mountain, just being outside and feeling the sun on your face can improve your mood and health.
Decorate with boughs and berries
. Instead of buying fancy Thanksgiving decorations head to your yard with a pair of shears and find tree branches, bush stems loaded with berries, flowers whose seed heads have dried on the stem and flowering grasses to fill tall vases, hollowed out pumpkins and woven baskets.
Let there be light.
Illuminate your table with
of varying heights and widths. Use votives in small glasses or carved sugar pumpkins.
Eat all the food you make.
Send guests home with leftovers in glass jars rather than wrapped in plastic or aluminum foil. Have guests bring glass dishes or containers from home to take the extra servings. Freeze leftovers in easily re-heatable portions.
Roasting vegetables and baking pies should infuse your home with delicious holiday aromas. For even more fragrant smells, simmer a few sticks of cinnamon and a few cloves of allspice on the stove. Dab a few drops of pine oil or other favorite fragrance on stones or pinecones that are part of your centerpiece.
Turn down the heat.
If all your holiday cooking doesn't heat up your house, your guests will. Turn your thermostat down 3-5 degrees - no one will notice the difference.
Recycle and compost.
Keep a bin handy for glass, plastic and paper trash you can recycle rather than toss. Make soup from vegetable peelings, leftover meat and bones. Picked-over vegetables can be composted, though remaining meat and bones will need to be thrown away.