Waste Management presents a huge opportunity for inventive entrepreneurs to create sustainable business models around the world. For the third panel discussion on Be Waste Wise, I will have an opportunity to engage in a conversation about waste management with two entrepreneurs who are disrupting the way we think about being in the waste […]
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Of course you would show support for responsible companies with dollars by choosing their products and But have you thought about all the agendas you are supporting if you do not know the people or companies behind the products you buy.
One drawback of climate research and warnings on rising temperatures is that it is hard to understand all that complex data. Scientists often rely on data graphics and technical descriptions to share their understanding of climate science. How can the risks and reality of climate change be communicated in a way that is accurate as well as easy to grasp?
Recycling is a growing sector with an estimated potential for the creation of 1.5 million new jobs in the United States alone. The second panel discussion from Waste Wise explores how recycling potential can be increased, and the compatibility between recycling efforts and waste-to-energy programs. Waste-to-Energy addresses the need for society to address its energy demands […]
On July 10, the SEC announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital, allowing for sweeping changes in the way businesses find funding.
This announcement is a productive step forward to fully enact the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed in early April of 2012. With general solicitation now permitted, startups have the opportunity raise money from a wider range of investors – potentially accelerating their funding.
Future360 caught up with Rachel Barge of Greenstart to hear her Top 3 Ways to work with Mentors. Identify the mentors you need, make it easy for them to work with you and synthesize all the advice you get.
Waste Wise is a media initiative that aims to tackle the information gap in waste management strategies and solutions using hi-tech and 21st century communication tools. Waste Wise will conduct online video panels with experts from across the waste spectrum using Google+ Hangouts, broadcast them live, and then publish content for ready use by decision makers, policy analysts, experts […]
The need for real, actionable, sustainable expertise on waste solutions is critical in both developing and developed economies. However, practical expertise has been slow to spread.
Thought leadership is concentrated in only a few parts of the world and the current methods of sharing expertise and knowledge such as, dense and lengthy reports and global conferences are limited in their ability to reach a wide variety and number of stakeholders. Enter Waste Wise, a simple and innovative idea. Waste Wise plans to conduct online video panels with experts from across the waste spectrum using Google+ Hangouts, broadcast them live, and then publish content for ready use by decision makers, policy analysts, experts and advocates.
The Paradigm Project to Revolutionize Distribution of Energy Efficient Products in Developing Countries
The Paradigm Project recently announced that it plans to launch a new franchise brand called EzyLife that will revolutionize distribution of energy efficient products in the developing world. EzyLife will focus on last-mile distribution of fuel efficient cookstoves and other innovative consumer products, such as solar lanterns, water filters and agricultural products—products that deliver social […]
Daniel Suelo has been living without money for 12 years. The video below is an excellent insight into his philosophy of the gift economy and why he sees money as the root of all problems facing civilization.
LivelyHoods is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that gives youth in slums the chance to earn an honest living. CEO Maria Springer believes that underserved and poor communities need more than band-aids or handouts. They need a way to learn market appropriate skills and opportunities to sustain a decent life.
Paul Polak, an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur who wants to eradicate poverty using business and technology. He is the author of the book Out of Poverty and founded International Development Enterprises, an NGO that ended poverty for 17 million people. Now, Paul and his team is working on empowering low-income farmers with reliable irrigation systems.
Future360.tv attended the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco to find out what’s next for clean technology.
Envision Hawaii’i is an organization designed to convene and support young professionals in public service is committed to providing young public servants and social entrepreneurs with opportunities for community building, professional development and collaborative action.
Currently 80% of the energy we produce comes from carbon emitting sources. Woolard spoke of the need to reverse that equation so that 80% will come from zero carbon emitting sources by 2040. What will it take?
Debbie Hyde, from the UK tells us that she loves the site and routinely features our stories on an internet radio show she hosts on – Brooklands Radio. Talking with Debbie, we hatched out a small plan for her to have a special Ecopreneurist feature on her show every week! We are super stoked!
We may be familiar with computer hacking, but what about hacking buildings? Future360 investigates that a hackable building is one that’s been adapted or modified to be almost unrecognizable from its original form. Architecture firm Gensler first coined the phrase “hackable buildings” and became a case study for this exciting new concept. Gensler’s Los Angeles […]
How would you use $50,000 to create positive, global impact? Submit your social enterprise plans and tell us about your innovative solutions to the world’s problems.
Calling all dreamers and world-changers: Do you have an amazing idea that has the potential to transform lives?
Is Earth Day really significant anymore? One day, I hope Earth Day becomes meaningless and cherishing and protecting our planet becomes an everyday thing. But in the meanwhile, here is a great infographic from our friends at Sustainablog, on the history of Earth Day!
Debbie Hyde, from the UK tells us that she loves the site and routinely features our stories on an internet radio show she hosts on – Brooklands Radio. Tune in to listen to what Debbie is featuring this week.