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Three Ways Fungi Might Save Your Business

News of the magical business opportunities of the mushroom keeps crossing my desk, and no, I’m not talking about Psilocybin. I spend my…
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Can Packaging Boost Sales as Companies Strive for Sustainability?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Dell Takes the Plunge into ‘Shroom Packaging

Dell has been serious about sustainable packaging for several years, and now the company is taking it up to a new level. After…
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Seed Bomb Business Explodes in UK

In the spirit of pro-activism and guerilla gardening (gardening without permission), seed bombs are usually thrown into vacant, blighted lots under the cover…
an alternative to polystyrene is on the way

Milk and Clay Make for a Potential Styrofoam Alternative: Aeroclay

A student of David Schiraldi, a polymer scientist at the venerable Cleveland university, stumbled into the idea of a polystyrene alternative by accident.…

EPA to Retailers: Watch For ‘Pesticidal’ Claims

Cleaning and pest control products sold at 99¢ Only Stores will kill germs and bugs…and who knows what else.  In a significant ruling,…

Food Foraging Grows as a Business

The food foraging trend has hit North America. Last week we featured a Bay Area forager who churns and sells jams made from…
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Dutch Firm Increases Large-Scale Composting in Developing Countries

The Dutch firm Soil & More International BV believes it has a solution for farmers in developing nations. Working in Egypt, Brazil, Mexico,…
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Steelcase Uses Home Grown Packaging Instead of Styrofoam

It has happened to all of us:  you order that gadget, book, or piece of furniture, and upon receiving the delivery or arriving…

Permaculture Ecotourism–An Exploration of Rancho Margot in El Castillo, Costa Rica

When the area around Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, was deforested to make room for “McCattle”, little planning was done for the sustainable use…

GlowFungi: Glowing Advertisements Using Natural Fungi

When you hear the term “green marketing,” it typically conjures up images of recycling symbols, meaningful imagery, and stories of passionate company founders.…

Minnesota Startup Uses Moss — Yes, Moss — to Keep Pools Clean

Moss. We’ve all seen it growing in bogs, on tree trunks, and in-between cracks in the sidewalk. But, did you ever think that…

Odd Couple, or Where Coffee Grounds and Mushroom Meet

BTTR (as in Better) Ventures has a thing about mushrooms, while Peet’s Coffee & Tea of course has a very big thing about…

What Is Sustainable Insulation?

Part of achieving energy efficiency is using good insulation. The definition of good insulation, from an environmental stand-point, should include insulation made from…

Mushroom-Based Insulation Could Also Influence Packaging

Lining your home with mushrooms: Low-tech biotech.