Healthy Soda? Try Zota

zota_sm.gifThe vast majority of carbonated beverages are far from healthy, despite their ubiquity. Something about that sweet bubbliness just keeps people coming back. But recently, a Silicon Valley entrpreneur and an exec from Ben & Jerry’s teamed up to create a soda that’s not only healthy but also good for the planet. Zota Soda is organic green tea flavored in a variety of ways, with a wee bit of cane juice as sweetener – that means no high fructose corn syrup – and nothing artificial. The company website has more. (Industry article here)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.