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Airbnb Hires Hotel Guru Chip Conley as Head of Global Hospitality

Airbnb is poised to bring its hospitality marketplace to the next level by joining forces with one of the greatest minds in the industry – author and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitatliy, Chip Conley, who will come on board as the company’s new Head of Global Hospitality this month.

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Wyndham Worldwide Slashes Carbon Footprint in 2012

In an industry that’s often carbon-intensive, Wyndham Worldwide – the hospitality giant that includes popular hotel chains like Ramada, Days Inn and Wyndham Garden – says it achieved a 12 percent reduction in carbon emissions per square foot of its operations last year.

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PhoneBloks Aims to Eliminate the Annual Upgrade

The idea behind Phonebloks, a phone that is made up of detachable blocks, each of which contains an upgradeable functional module, is that people would once again hang onto their phones, at least the main parts, for a long time. When you wanted a new feature, you could simply upgrade the appropriate module, keeping the rest of the phone intact.

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The New ISO 14001 Standard: What You Need to Know

A major criticism has often been that while achieving ISO 14001 certification portrays the image of a business that is taking responsibility for their impact on the environment, there is no guarantee the business will adopt the intended ethos of the standard.


Bombas Socks’ One-for-One Model Encourages Us To ‘Bee Better’

New York-based startup Bombas Socks is poised to revolutionize the sock industry while spreading its message of pushing yourself to “Bee Better.” Startups like Bombas Socks, who can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally, are invited to enter the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open by Sunday September 29th.


Is Chipotle’s Scarecrow Film an Example of ‘Disrupt and Delight’ or ‘Disrupt and Dislike’?

This debate over Chipotle’s new Scarecrow film got me thinking – while Chipotle’s campaign obviously tries to present a “disrupt and delight” approach, where the unsustainable status-quo is disrupted in a way that offers consumers delightful solutions, it’s not clear if the result is indeed “disrupt and delight” or “disrupt and dislike.” So which one is it?

Target's new wellness grocery brand is called Simply Balanced.

Target Puts Bullseye on Your Organic Food Dollar

Target’s Simply Balanced collection, scheduled for a full rollout next month, will have an assortment of about 250 products. Nearly half of the line is organic, and three-quarters of it is GMO-free.