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How to Adopt Carbon Neutral Practices for Your Small Business

Many businesses go the extra mile of trying to measure and offset their carbon footprint for all the benefits it brings–customer loyalty, employee engagement, brand reputation, free PR, word-of-mouth buzz, and the like. Given the widespread adoption of some, if not all, good sustainability initiatives, it’s clear to see that businesses are seeing the benefits outweigh […]

July 14th

California Drought Presents Water Innovation Opportunities

The catastrophic drought in California, one of the richest regions of the world, is a crisis for householders, farmers and industry, but it could prove to be a great spur for water innovation. “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,” Shakespeare wrote in Julius […]

June 30th

Open Source Street-Legal EV Project in the Works

Originally published on Gas2. By Christopher DeMorro Some of the world’s greatest minds are hard at work developing an affordable, long-range electric car for the masses, but the technology needed to do so may already be out there. The Luka EV project at HackaDay is utilizing readily-available open-source information in an attempt to build a […]

Illegal Logging: A Problem for the Planet

As with any global scale problem, illegal logging is a hard issue to tackle. As with the wider issue of climate change, the everyday person, when discussing illegal logging, may be tempted to throw up their hands and exclaim “what can I do about it?” Businesses and large corporations will confirm that they will adhere […]

March 10th

SCORE Workshops: Helpful or Harmful? A Case Study (Schuyler and McClelland)

SCORE, an entity funded by the Small Business Administration, was set up to help small business owners and perspective entrepreneurs succeed by providing free workshops for marketing, accounting systems, entity formation, taxation, and the like. These workshops are all taught by volunteers, as indicated by SCORE’s name, which used to be an acronym for “Service Corps […]

December 31st

Consumer Education is Key Factor in Sustainability Success

More and more, big companies have a growing responsibility, not just to help their bottom line, but to promote significant positive behaviors that contribute to a healthier world. That often means going above and beyond company-wide sustainable initiatives—it means committing to consumer education programs and encouraging audiences to be a part of the responsibility we […]

December 18th

How to Environmentally Prepare Your Business for 2015

Climate change is a problem that affects us all, whether directly or indirectly. A recent report from CDP found that of the 350 companies they examined, those who weren’t thinking about their environmental impact was as high as 13%. If we accept the old axiom that prevention is better than cure, this is a short-sighted […]

December 16th

Crowdfunding Solar Power for the World’s Poorest People

In the developing world, finding a light in the darkness is not always easy or affordable. Sometimes the only available options are unhealthy and dangerous, such as burning kerosene, wood or coal. Other times, the only option is darkness. But you can’t fight Ebola in the dark. That’s where WakaWaka steps in. WakaWaka, which means […]

November 11th

Ask Mark: Upside Down Cash Flow

To prime the pump on this “Dear Abbey” style ecopreneur coaching column, I’d like to start with some actual consulting projects, with enough changes to protect the client. A few years ago I got a call from a cool green company that already had good sales, about $1 million a year. Problem was, their cash […]

June 12th