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A new town in southwest Florida intends to be the greenest community in the US. The developer has made sustainability the central theme of his new town, Babcock Ranch
Planting Justice is a non-profit in Oakland, California that brings nutritious, sustainably grown food to inner city neighborhoods. It teaches people how to grow their own food and provides job training for chronically unemployed people.
Paige Brown of Bangor Maine has invented an inexpensive but effective method for removing phosphorous from rivers and streams. Her idea won her a $150,000 award from Global Good.
A British entrepreneur is making heating pellets out of coffee grounds. His company, Bio-Bean is recyclng 50,000 tons of coffee grounds every year.
TetraPak has been using FSC certified materials to make its containers since 2007. By the end of this year, it expects the total number of such products it has delivered to top 200 billion.
Online sales are a big part of the new sharing economy. Whether you are a seller or a buyer, doing business online can cut down on the number of miles you need to drive. That cuts down on auto emissions and helps give the earth a breather.
Non-profits in St. Louis and Toronto are using converted buses to bring wholesome, nutritious food to inner city food deserts.
John Hingley of MIlton Keynes, England, has developed a portable solar panel system he says is a self contained microgrid for remote areas or places hit by natural disaster.
An enterprising couple in Kazakhstan have started producing bio-degradable shopping bags to replace the plastic bags used in most stores.
The Schnap portable hammock allows you to nap right under your desk, saving the time it would take to go home and return when time is critical,
Bakeys is an Indian company that manufacturers edible cutlery. If not consumed with the meal, it easily breaks down, keeping plastic utensils out of land fills and the world’s oceans.
WeCycle Atlanta uses donated bicycles to reward students who complete a 4 week educational program that teaches them about growing their own food, recycling and sustainability.
A start-up in Australia is experimenting with pre-fabricated solar systems that can be transported to remote locations and set up in a matter of days or even hours. Later, they can be taken down and moved to a new location.
The Wheelys 4 Green Warrior is a bicycle powered cafe with solar panels and an ono board air purifying system. Just the thing for enterprising ecopreneurs.
Danish start-up Human Habitat has designed a two story hydroponic garden that can be flat packed and shipped anywhere to bring freshly grown food to people who have limited access to good nutrition.
Spiers New Technologies of Oklahoma City has created a business that repairs, refurbishes, repurposes, and recycles used