Home Care Assistance, in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation plans to plant 5,000 trees in 2017 to promote a healthy environment and honor its present and former clients. Trees will be planted in the Tahoe National Forest in California and Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.
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Blue Moon Box is a start-up business that brings a new box full of science, technology, engineering, and math educational tools to your door every month to entertain and inform impressionable young students.
Nine-year old Mikaila Uhner of Sugar Land, Texas expects to sell 140,000 bottles of her BeeSweet lemonade with lemon this year. Whole Foods has now picked her lemonade to sell in 32 of its stores.
Designer Matt Manos devotes half his time to business customers and half to social entrepreneurs. He claims entrepreneurs do not focus enough on issues that will confront mankind in the future.
The Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition will award $10,000 to the winning contestant and another $10,000 in runner-up awards. The entrepreneur competition has been established by The Nature Conservancy in collaboration with Enterprise for Equity, Pinchot University’s Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, and the Taala Fund. It is also funded in part by a USDA Rural Business […]
Engineers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a computer program that is able to accurately predict how much electricity a small scale hydro power installation will produce now and in the future, even if local data is unavailable.
The WindAid Institute missed its Kickstarter goal, but you can still donate directly to this important non-profit dedicated to teaching people about the benefits of renewable energy.
WindAid Institute helps bring clean wind energy to rural areas of Peru. It also focuses on education and micro-enterprise support.
Randy and Denise Rowe of Harvey’s Lake, New Brunswick are starting an off grid brewery that uses solar and wind power and just a little bit of propane.
Saltwater Brewery and ad agency We Believers have collaborated to create biodegradable, edible packaging for cans that won’t injure wildlife.
Australian start-up Humanihut has designed and built refugee shelters that are durable and highly portable. They are insulated and contain sanitary facilities. Each is powered by solar panels on the roof.
Two students at UConn have formed a business that sells solar power equipment to places that have no access to an electrical grid. Equipment to recharge digital devices and keep medical supplies refrigerated are among their products.
The SmartBike from VanMoof comes with disc brakes, an internal gearbox, and an anti-theft guarantee thanks to a built in GPS tracker.
Norway’s Thorfinn Johnsen has invented an agricultural growth agent that more than doubles crop yields. If so, it could have a dramatic effect on world hunger and the agriculture industry.
Watly is a 15 ton machine that can turn contaminated water from a river, ocean or even sewage into drinking water. In addition, it generates enough electricity to power digital devices and is a wifi hotspot one kilometer wide. Watly is designed to solve three major infrastructure needs — access to clean water, electricity to run […]
Nomanix is partnering with Recover Fabrics to create the first sustainable T shirt made with 100% recycled cloth and textile waste.
Three years ago, Cynthia Tello gave up her job in LA and moved home to Brazil where she started her own company making sustainable footwear from coconut fiber and recycled plastic bottles.