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DIY Sustainability Consulting Tips for MBA Students

Three students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program share their recommendations for building a sustainability consulting portfolio before graduation.

The Internet of Things, for Everyone: An Interview with Limor Fried

“Oh really? There’s debate about open-source hardware? I’m going to keep shipping open-source hardware while you all argue about it," said Limor Fried…

Upcycling: An Old Idea with Renewed Vitality

Upcycling isn’t new, but the term is. It’s a way of repurposing what we have, to create an even better or higher purpose…

Woman Transforms Thrift Shop Fashion Dolls Into ‘Real’ Girls

She is not the first to perform make-unders on discarded dolls -- fashion dolls in particular. But ever since Sonia Singh from Tasmania,…

You Like Bikes. You Like Ice Cream. How About Bike-Churned Ice Cream?

Peddler’s Creamery, where employees and customers pedal a bike to churn the ice cream, is the first of its kind in L.A. The…

7 Things You Need to Know About Aspirational Consumers

A new study reveals a consumer segment, the aspirationals, which might also offer key to sustainable consumption. Here are seven things you need…

Stick It to Black Friday 2012 by Shopping At Stores That Truly Help Others

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy While some of us prefer to stay warm and snuggle in our living rooms Thanksgiving…

Makers Promote a DIY Future

We've outgrown our old economic model and are ready for a new one. One built on the principles of open-source and in which…

Chef’s Market Box a Perfect Marriage of CSA and DIY

The Chef’s Market Box, a start-up recently launched by the Mission Community Market and Mission Mercado in San Francisco, is a great option…

E Cube: The Perfect Marriage of DIY & Affordable Passive House Design?

Something impressive is developing on the green building front in Belgium. And it has nothing to do with LEED or some grandiose skyscraper.…

Ponoko: Carving a Truly Sustainable Business Niche for Themselves

Back when I was a student at the sustainable MBA centered Presidio Graduate School, one of the more oddball students was Edward West.…