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Panelists at SXSW Eco - Organizational Innovation Inspired by Nature. Image: Marni Evans

Mimicking Nature: Organize Like Ants to Move Mountains

Kathy Zarsky – entrepreneur, systems thinker, process mapper, green building leader, Biomimicry Specialist and founder of BiomimicryTX – convened a panel at the SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, Texas last week with four other panelists who are innovators in biomimetic design. Their session discussed ways to utilize nature’s guiding principles to inform and transform our organizations.

SAP's campus is "80% green" as measured by acreage.  (Not my finest photography)

Photo Essay: SAP Lab’s Sustainable Bangalore Campus

SAP Labs has all of that, but has taken a few extra measures that go well beyond the architectural to make certain environmental goals are met and that employees are both happy and productive – including comprehensive day care, a startup style “Apphaus,” and 100% composting of organic waste and paper.

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Why Better Place Fired Its Founder & CEO, Shai Agassi

How come Agassi, who was described on the 2009 TIME 100 list as “the closest we’ve seen to a Steve Jobs of clean tech — visionary, technologist, businessman” is no longer leading the company he founded? Here are four possible reasons.


Ford and Schneider Collaborate on EV Chargers

Ford Motors and Schneider Electric are teaming up to increase the presence of electric chargers for the upcoming Ford Electric Focus as electric vehicles continue battle for global market share. The American car manufacturer announced at the Paris Motor show they will provide Schneider Electric’s EVLINK charging stations across Europe for homes and businesses. The … Continued


Home Solar PV Power Packs Coming to Punjabi Homes

August’s massive blackout highlights the critical crossroads Indians and residents of fast developing nations around the world face: to try to emulate the fossil fuel-dependent development paths followed by developed nations or a sustainable development path centered on local, distributed renewable energy sources.


The Fight for Renewables Rages On, Despite Drought

Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.


CrowdHut: A Bridge From Crowdfunded Idea to In-Hand Reality?

Getting new product ideas funded via sites like Kickstarter is gaining increasing traction. But at the same time, the reality of actually manufacturing the product at scale, let alone run a business, has caused many businesses to stop at the starting block. CrowdHut, with its diverse bank of experts, aims to fill that gap.