You can strengthen our economy and provide well-paying jobs for members of your extended American family by adopting a simple approach when you go shopping.
A conscious consumer's New Year's Resolution guide to supporting independent artists and small businesses.
This holiday season give a gift that does good. Check out some of Lulu's favorite ethical and sustainable shops for everyone on your list.
Sometimes the least assuming costumes are the most frightening. Their innocuous exteriors hide a more sinister truth. Discover how to unmask greenwashing.
Find out how you can join the movement of people and businesses building a better economy that works for everyone.
Being a B Corp means implementing employee- and environmentally-friendly practices in the everyday workings of a business, such as fair pay, recycling and composting, and allocating paid time off for volunteer activities. It also comes with the privilege of joining a larger network of businesses committed to ensuring that profit is not made at the... Continue Reading →
Team Lulu participated in Activate Good's Day of Service, a forward-looking tribute to those impacted by 2001 attacks through kindness and community service.
Lulu and Larry's Coffee, two B Corp certified buddies, partnered to create a medium-dark roast coffee blend that benefits the Durham Literacy Center.
The "Three Good Things" is a simple but impactful approach to journaling as a way to promote happiness. Writers may find the technique especially helpful to collect ideas an improve their overall well being.
Bees are critical to our environment. Learn more about how to help them prosper during Pollinator Week.
This year, grill like a pro and take care of the natural world - use these tips to be conscious of how you grill and have fun!
Lulu re-certified as a B Corp and improved our impact assessment! We're all very excited to share this wonderful news with our community!
May 2018 marked Lulu’s third year of joining the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, a charitable 5K that helps advance breast cancer research and healthcare. As a team, we raised $697.40 to help reach total contribution of $753,933.12. While our company participation in the 5K is a relatively new initiative, breast cancer is something... Continue Reading →
Lulu’s B Corp status is our declaration to the world (and ourselves) that our business is a powerful tool for positive social impact. Part of this commitment means always looking for new ways to learn and grow through social conscious and sustainable means. To learn from the best in the field, we attended the Sustainable... Continue Reading →
A little over two years ago Lulu began the journey to become a certified B Corp. We achieved that goal! The certification requires renewal every two years, so in 2018 we’ll be taking on recertification. To be certified a B Corp, a for-profit company must complete the Impact Assessment. This lengthy application evaluates five key... Continue Reading →
B Corp happy hours gather local business and individuals to network while sharing their positive impact goals and stories.
B Corp's Impact Assessment is a tool for companies to measure their environmental and social impact, and make changes accordingly.
Team Lulu volunteered for a shift at ours, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Let us show you how you can make a difference in your community!
You may not think of books and compost as the most obvious friends, but when it comes to Lulu and CompostNow, we have a lot more in common than you’d first guess. Our organizations are passionate about sustainability, building community, and always looking for reasons to play in the dirt!
Join Team Lulu on a tour of the Sonoco Reclamation Center to celebrate Earth Month and expand our knowledge of the waste stream! The Sonoco Reclamation Center in Raleigh, NC processes around 350 tons per day in two 10-hour shifts, with 4 hours for cleaning.
On a very windy, slightly rainy, but mostly sunny Friday in March, I joined a baker's dozen-strong group of adventurous Lulus who took advantage of their company volunteer hours to work on a Habitat for Humanity job site in Raleigh, NC. We painted walls, planted shrubs and trees, shingled a roof, put up wood framing, [I] accidentally ripped our [my] jeans, sowed grass seed, caulked bathrooms, and moved a whole... Continue Reading →
We recently traveled to Larry’s Beans to meet local sustainability superstar company, Larry's Beans, to learn new tips, and frolic in caffeine happiness.
Last November I had a chat with Lulu’s CEO, Nigel Lee. We talked about many topics including his tenure as CEO, his commute, the upcoming move to Research Triangle Park, and Lulu’s certification as a B Corporation. As Nigel describes it, achieving the certification is like “the end of the beginning. To pass is like... Continue Reading →
Sustainability is a hot business term these days, but Lulu was founded on the principles of eliminating waste and preserving natural resources through our print-on-demand technology.
Lulu is proud to announce we recently received certification as a B Corporation, making Lulu the first online publishing company to achieve B Corp status. This prestigious designation is awarded to companies that harness the power of business by observing higher standards of performance, transparency and accountability to solve social and environmental problems. Lulu pioneered... Continue Reading →
At Lulu, we believe everyone has a story to share. In the words of the great Backstreet Boys, it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, what you did, as long as you Lulu. Or, something like that. Fellow Lulu employee, Carra, and I took this mantra to the LGBT Center of Raleigh for... Continue Reading →
It was a bright and cloudless, summer day the morning of July 12th. Some would describe it as "roasty toasty" or "too hot too move." Nevertheless, a few Lulu team members and myself made our way to the Alliance Medical Ministry garden. We had our hats, gloves, water bottles, and plenty of sunscreen prepared for... Continue Reading →
5:00 am alarm clock! Wake up it’s time to go!! This volunteer was all ready to hit the road for 3 days in our Nation’s capital, Washington DC. The 5th grade class at AB Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary spent the school year holding fund-raisers for scholarships to allow a majority of the students to attend... Continue Reading →
Habitat is truly a great organization. They don’t just provide affordable housing to first-time homebuyers; they also prepare these homebuyers to be successful in their new homes and in life. However, I’ll admit, I have no experience in construction at all. I was pretty nervous that I would be doing something way outside of my... Continue Reading →