Halloween is here again, with synthetic cobwebs, bloody costumes and tombstone lawn decor. Zombie spiders and elaborate creepiness adorning luxury townhouses vie for shock value. But beware eco-conscious homeowners! There might be something really scary in your basement (or garage): your old monster fridge.
Month: October 2015
In between the vapid pages of those trashy magazines are a few celebrities who are using their fame for good. This week, we’re giving ’em a shout-out.
I can remember when GE first came out with the Ecomagination initiative back in 2005. At the time it was considered a bold, and even somewhat risky, move to double up on its investment in clean tech and make it a strategic imperative for the company. CEO Jeffrey Immelt said there were two reasons for taking … Continued
As banks continue to restrict access to capital, sites like Kiva will continue to serve as disruptive options to traditional financing for small business owners.
Ben & Jerry’s is making a “major, multi-year commitment” to the movements for voting rights and racial equality, said Chris Miller, who manages the company’s activism programs.
Truth be told, conducting a full inventory of Scope 3 (also referred to as value-chain emissions) is a significant task. But it’s not as scary as you may think, says Sustrana CEO Jennifer Anderson. She sat down with Scope-3 accounting expert Don Bain to learn more.
By Anum Yoon Mentioning bats usually elicits one of two reactions: “how cute” or “get it away!” No matter where you stand when it comes to the bats themselves, it is impossible to deny the massive benefits that they offer to the agriculture industry, both in the United States and worldwide. So, why exactly are … Continued
How much do you know about refurbished electronics? Would you buy them? Would you sell your company’s old equipment? Let’s take a look at some common questions people have about “refurb” products.
Food companies are feeling the pinch from worsening droughts in the U.S. Southwest, Australia and beyond. Firms like Cargill and Unilever reported drought-related losses over the past fiscal year. Yes, water risk is a pressing issue — and investors are demanding to know more about how food companies plan to tackle it. Now, six brands are stepping up to the plate.
The automaker Ford Motor Co. is turning to biomimicry to solve a challenge that stands in the way of its recycling efforts. It’s looking to the tiny gecko, which has sticky pads and the ability to support as much as 390 pounds with its grip, to answer the question.
Small organic farms are becoming tech-savvy. These tools and innovations could be the difference between feast and famine as the global population grows.
From New York City subways approving period advertisements to crowdsourced legislation, so far 2015 has been an incredible year for social innovation and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs Virgilia Kaur Pruthi and Cynthia Hellen share their top picks.
Coal companies, which pollute our environment and destroy our mountains without paying the true costs of their impact on our planet, want to continue polluting for free. And they’re pushing 24 states to sue the Environmental Protection Agency and stop President Obama’s plan.
In the weeks following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, critics have been queuing up to slam the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a “dangerous racket” built on false promises and unreliable self-assessment. But despite the criticism, CSR matters more than ever. Volkswagen illustrates that all companies must strive to avoid a gap between communications and performance.
Texas oil fields in have been targeted for purchase by the Chinese company Yantai Xinchao, complicating the argument for increasing U.S. crude oil exports.