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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…

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…

Billions in Change: 5-Hour Energy CEO Develops Clean Energy, Water Projects

Talk doesn't help someone out of poverty; that takes doing. And Manoj Bhargava, billionaire CEO of 5-Hour Energy drinks, is committed to doing…

How Can the IoT Lead to Greater Efficiency and Sustainability?

The idea of a city where real objects could communicate and send messages seems like something out of a film -- but it's…

What Amazon’s New Handmade Site Could Mean for the Future of Women Makers

Increased access to artisan goods online uniquely benefits a rising demographic of sellers: women makers.

The Sustainable Development Goals Need a Can-Do Attitude

Global Reporting Initiative's Deputy Chief pushes back on all the Sustainable Development Goal pessimism that passed around last week. She sees hope, opportunity…

The Quick & Dirty: Leadership, Revisited

Leadership must be earned. And leadership must be ahead of the trend -- something done not because it's popular, but to take a…

3-D Printing: Is it the Answer for the Pacific Garbage Patch?

Once we get the plastic out of the ocean, what do we do with it? Will today's 3-D printing industry offer an option?…

New Mexico Sewage Farm May Help Provide Cleaner Water

Thanks to forward-thinking problem-solvers, we may be inching closer to a serious solution for the water problems plaguing our planet.

Passion Fruit, Moringa and Thistles: Biolubricants of the Future?

The much evidenced toxic impact of petrochemical lubricants makes a case for the use of bio-based lubricants, which unfortunately still constitute a very…

Amazon Pilots New Farm-to-Door Delivery Service in SoCal

Amazon has once again claimed dominion over the supply chain nuances of on-demand food delivery with the announcement of its newest business venture…

Sprint Introduces Paper Bills Made from Wheat Straw

If you are a Sprint customer, this month your statement might be printed on a tree-based paper alternative. To learn more about the…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…

‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…

Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a…