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The Solar Energy Window Plug: Sign Me Up Too, Scotty!

The solar-powered window plug is the latest rage – at least according to the chatter on the prestigious tech magazine yankodesign.com and the…
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SBIO Semi-finalist 2013 Interview: Isidore Electronics Recycling

Isidore Electronics Recycling has three distinct missions – 1) create long-term, environmentally-conscious jobs in Los Angeles, 2) divert electronic waste (e-waste) from Los…
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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist: The Amplification Project

SBIO semi-finalist the Amplification Project is hoping to help corporations, foundations, and policymakers solve their biggest problems. The company seeks to drive change…
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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist Interview: Thread

Ian Rosenberger visited Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake with the intention of assisting with relief efforts by taking photos and donating the…
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Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: PrintEco

Each week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open Innovation (SBIO) finals on June 5th,where the runner-up will be decided via live…
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Sustainable Careers: The World Needs You Now

It is not too late to start researching programs for next fall. Most graduate schools will consider applications for qualified candidates into late…
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We Investigate Labor Violation Claims Against Fair Trade Chocolatier Theo Chocolate

Theo Chocolate has been accused of union busting by the International Labor Rights Forum and Teamsters, who say that the fair trade chocolate…
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Ecover and Method Demonstrate Merging of the Minds

Look at the history of ethical brands, and you often find the same story, in which the nifty newcomer gets gobbled up the…
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Impact Investing for the New Economy: People

With seemingly countless examples of communities catalyzing clean energy solutions for themselves, the time is ripe to promote divestment from fossil fuels and…
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Stonyfield Farm Tracks Its Carbon Footprint

What’s in a carbon footprint? Stonyfield Farm has decided to find out, as part of its company-wide effort to help reduce climate change.
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Solar Power Finds a New Home at General Mills’ Plant in Spain

General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening…
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Sustainable Businesses Need to Focus on Latinos

The Latino population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, approximately 800,000 Hispanic residents turn…
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Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable…
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The Good of Flexible Purpose Corporations

In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been…
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Organic Farm Uses Crowdfunding to Reach Out to Free Range Customers

Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn't having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters…