Vouchers for compact fluorescent light bulbs and rooftop solar panels have taken their place next to health insurance and flextime as popular employee benefits.

Young job-seekers want to work for socially responsible, environmentally friendly companies. That’s one reason why more companies have begun offering “green” employee benefits.

Green benefits have become a core tactic to recruit and retain talent.

At most organizations, earth-friendly perks emerge from an overall effort to green the business. As companies begin recycling, upgrade to energy-efficient heating/air conditioning systems and seek production efficiencies that save energy or reduce carbon emissions, it’s natural to consider green benefits.

Organizations in the renewable-energy and environmental products industries have pioneered many green benefits programs:

  • Employees of NRG Systems in Hinesburg, Vt., get up to $300 a year to buy energy-efficient light bulb...(register to read more)

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