Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Blackouts Plague Renewable-Rich Egypt

February 6th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Egypt's social, economic and political woes are well documented, highlighted by the world's media on an all too regular basis. Away from the headlines, however, the thousands of power cuts inflicted almost daily on sections of the country's more than 82 million population barely rate a mention. They should. When electricity consumption outstrips supply, the lights go out

How to Start a Food Revolution in 2013

December 26th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The FoodTank aims to become a bold new voice in the fight for health-based agriculture, alleviating hunger and poverty, stemming the tide of obesity, and improving environmental sustainability. Co-founders Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson understand that fixing the system requires changing the conversation and finding ways that make food production—and consumption—more economically, environmentally, and socially just. The Food Think Tank officially launches January 10th

How Eco Friendly Is Your Floor?

December 21st, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

If you’re looking to renovate your house in the near future, one of the fantastic and brilliant ways to freshen up your home is to install brand new flooring. If you’re a little more eco minded however, you may want to know exactly which flooring types are more sustainable and friendly for the environment

The Misconceptions of Capitalism vs Socialism | Building a Sustainable Economy

December 19th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Thanks to a couple of communist revolutions during the 20th Century the economic map of the world has been polarised between capitalist and socialist thought. Now, at the start of the 21st Century, we’re faced with the problem of how to build a sustainable economy and the whole capitalism vs socialism issue raises its head once again

SEC Delaying Rulemaking for the JOBS Act…What Now?!

December 17th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Those involved directly in the crowdfunding industry and businesses that have been eagerly awaiting the new crowdfunding regulations recently heard a bit of news causing a lot of cringing, heartburn and further disappointment in a system that already had a lot to prove

How to Turn the “Old Family Restaurant” Eco-Friendly

December 14th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

If you are an enlightened business owner of an older family run restaurant, you might be feeling a little lost about going green, but there’s actually many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint without majorly overhauling your operations

Going Green With Office Appliances

December 4th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The modern business owner owes it not only to himself but to the environment to move towards a more green business model. Going green is something that a lot of people think might be overly expensive or confusing, but it doesn't have to be either of these. Making your office more green is all about taking small steps, one a time.

The SocialPreneur Movement

November 28th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The SocialPreneur, or social entrepreneur, movement is all about being a socially conscious professional. This person recognizes needs within society and uses their reach in the business world to make positive changes, especially in their own community. A SocialPreneur has an interesting role in both business and society, they are making a difference while making a profit – these two can be directly or indirectly connected depending on the nature of their work

Microfinance: Does it Work in America?

November 19th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Most Americans are familiar with the word microfinance, having heard it primarily in reference to people living in developing nations in South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In these regions, microfinance institutions (MFIs) loan poor individuals – who might otherwise never find a lender or investor – sums ranging from $100 to $5,000 to start an enterprise or simply to improve their lives. But what about America

Why Future Data Centers Must Be Green

November 16th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The carbon emissions and overall environmental impact of data centers is becoming a greater concern for technology and IT companies. The growing demand for data centers, thanks to personal cloud computing, virtual businesses, and the overwhelming need of storage for companies like Facebook and Apple, has caused the atmospheric emissions of these centers to skyrocket. The data center industry now has a greater carbon footprint than the airline industry – and we are only headed towards the beginning of an ever growing need for data storage

Green Marketing Businesses: Conform to New FTC Regulations

November 14th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released new guidelines on what it means to be "green". As more and more businesses offer green products and services, it's getting confusing for consumers to know what that means and how to compare one green product with another

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