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5 Reasons You Should Become a Certified B Corp

The particular benefits that are most attractive to you will vary depending on your industry, your goals and objectives, and where you are in the life cycle of your business (e.g., whether you are seeking capital, entering a new market or planning for succession). Author Ryan Honeyman was most attracted to the quality of the community.

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Do ‘Clicktivism’ and the Online Petition Really Go Too Far?

Clicktivism is a going enterprise – but should it be? Should entrepreneurs that come up with ways to fast-track social activism be able to make money – say, in the millions? Or should our favorite charities be required to handle that networking themselves? And what about the one-person activist that really, really wants to change a small part of the world?

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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Lindsey Engh

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Lindsey Engh at the SOCAP14 conference.

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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Mary Voelbel at the SOCAP14 conference.

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Public-Private Collaboration Yields Potential Solar Silicon Game-Changer

Crystal Solar’s new method for fabricating solar silicon wafers holds the promise of nudging the price of installed solar power under $1 per watt. The Santa Clara, California startup’s work with NREL is a testament to the benefits that can be realized via public-private sector partnerships.

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How Information Technology Can Help Bridge Gaps in Education

Fernando Botelho and his organization, F123 have developed low-cost open-source assistive technology for the blind. His initiative is one example of how information and communication technology can help bridge gaps in education.

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Stories and Beer: Positive Mobile Impact

Join TriplePundit on 8/28 for August’s “Stories & Beer” at the Impact Hub Bay Area (or online!). Special guests will discuss deforestation, labor rights and what your mobile phone has to do with either.

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Dropcountr Launches a New App to Manage Water Usage

The average Californian estimates they use half the amount of water than they actually do use. People want to do their part, but don’t have the tools and direction to make a contribution.

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Verizon Ups Its Green Energy Commitment by Another $40 Million

With its latest increase of capital for green energy, Verizon is now poised to become the nation’s top solar-producing communications company. The latest injection of $40 million will add further installations to green sites in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.

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Social Media Bubbles: Are They Holding Us Back?

Social media sites like Facebook are tailored to help people connect with friends, similar experiences and views. But there’s a downside, says the U.S. State Department, when it keeps users from reaching outside their ‘bubble’ of friends and experiences and actually helps to promote unrest.

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Nine Finalists Vie for Energy Storage Innovation Awards

With smart energy storage systems on the rise, industry participants will gather in San Jose next month to recognize innovation and excellence in the field at Energy Storage North America 2014.

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Israeli Scientists Protect Coral by Taking Rainforests Underwater

The World Resources Institute reported in 2011 that 75 percent of the world’s coral beds were in jeopardy of extinction — a gloomy prediction for the oceans’ essential ‘rainforest trees.’ Well, Israeli scientists have found an answer by reforesting the coral beds using hand-planted “coral carpets.”

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U.S. Second in Installed Wind Power But Growth Uncertain

Growth in 2013 was modest, but the U.S. continues to be a world leader in installed wind power capacity. Prospects for 2014-2015 remain cloudy, however, given the expiration of the federal PTC and policy uncertainty, according to two reports released by the Department of Energy.

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Shrugging Off the Libertarian Fantasy

The point is that the Libertarian view of big government and massive government intervention as the source of all evil is not realistic or grounded in the way a complicated and globalized world works.