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Epson Rolls Out Printer That Also Recycles Printed Paper

Epson has rolled out a printer that recycles shredded paper into new, fresh sheets, creating a closed-loop recycling system within the office.
Plans are underway to develop Africa’s first sustainable island, the island of Príncipe,

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into…
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GiveDirectly Gives Cash to Poor People, No Strings Attached

Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They're using it to change…
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3D Printed Water Could Be The Next Big Thing

With global water resources stretched to the breaking point, 3D printing could be the key to new low cost, energy efficient desalination technology.
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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…
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Study: Buildings With Cleaner Air Make You Smarter

A study just published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has linked a building’s indoor air quality directly to its…
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Ford Turns to the Gecko to Solve Its Stickiest Recycling Problem

The automaker Ford Motor Co. is turning to biomimicry to solve a challenge that stands in the way of its recycling efforts. It's…
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Small Farm Tech: Food’s Past and Future at Work

Small organic farms are becoming tech-savvy. These tools and innovations could be the difference between feast and famine as the global population grows.
Girls in Uganda receiving a pack of sanitary pads.

Top 10 Social Innovation Breakthroughs of 2015

From New York City subways approving period advertisements to crowdsourced legislation, so far 2015 has been an incredible year for social innovation and…
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Israeli Restaurant Encourages Arab Muslims and Jews to Share Bread

Israel has given us technological breakthroughs like the PillCam, MobilEye and the USB flash drive. But the latest news out of a small…
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New Unicef-Target-Disney Product to Catalyze Gen Z

Unicef and Target, in collaboration with Disney, are launching a Fitbit-like wearable device for kids that has the potential to be this holiday…
A growing number of small- and medium-sized businesses, like this pizza shop in Tucson, Arizona, are opting for renewable energy.

3 Trends Shaping the Future of Business Sustainability

For those of us involved with the small business, not-for-profit, and startup world, the future of sustainability is here, whether we realize it…
Mario Batali (right) will try his hand at making beer out of bruised fruit.

Mario Batali, Sam Calagione Partner to Make Beer from Food Waste

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, will launch a new Web series on Oct. 28. The first episode, featuring celebrity chef Mario…
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Meet 5 Companies Making Sustainability Sexy

At the SXSW Eco Data + Tech competition last week, each contestant addressed a traditionally boring topic: air pollution, fire hydrants and lamp…
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Lab Meat to the Rescue? Not So Fast

In theory, lab meats sound fantastic. They reduce the ethical challenges of eating meat, and the need for massive farms, a major source…
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