Sustainable Business Resource Guide

This page lists links to resources from organizations and educational institutions for sustainable business practices and more. Links are sorted by topic and are useful for business and the general public. This resource is evolving as new resources are added to the commons. Please provide feedback to improve this resource by emailing [email protected]

What is Sustainability?

Definitions & Glossaries of Terms

Sustainability Frameworks

Case Studies & Benefits


Zero Waste

A to Zero Waste

Nebraska Recycling Study

Nebraska Reports

Nebraska Recycling Study 2015

Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (Recycling and Product Stewardship Summary), 2013

Nebraska Waste Characterization Study, 2009

Energy & Resources

Measurement & Tools

Energy Alternatives

Reference Materials

Incentives & Rebates

EPA Programs

What additional efforts can my company make to be more environmentally friendly?

Advocacy Groups, Policy & Initiatives


Sustainable Business Partnership Possibilities

How can I dispose of my company’s waste materials responsibly?

Recycling Resources

Hazardous & Uncommon Items

Keep Track of your Business’s Recycling Volumes

Intro to Re-Trac Connect

Product Stewardship Toolkit

Part 1: Defining the Problem

Part 2: What is Product Stewardship?

Part 3: What is the Nebraska Initiative?

Part 4: Nebraska Toolkit

Where can I find more environmentally friendly products in the first place?

Nebraska Product Stewardship Initiative

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing & Certifiers

Supply Chain, Consulting & Business Management

How can my company be recognized for its green efforts?

Sustainable Business Certification

All Resources

Resources List

WasteCap Nebraska Partners


Partner Links

City of Lincoln

City of Omaha

Clean Production Action

Cleaner Greener Lincoln

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

EPA WasteWise

Keep Nebraska Beautiful

Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3)

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)

US Green Building Council (USGBC)


LES Commercial bill calculator for businesses

GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool


Nebraska Green Jobs Research – Research compiled by the Nebraska Department of Labor

EPA—Sustainability—Basic Information– Here you can find basic information and what the EPA is doing.

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange – Topic Hubs– Topic Hubs™ are web-based guides to peer-reviewed pollution prevention information and expertise on a particular subject.

Bob Willard’s Blog – Sustainability Advantage – Dr. Willard’s blog discusses several important factors for the business case for sustainability.


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