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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.
In this first article in a series,you’ll learn how recycling then remanufacturing plastic has real eco-business potential.
I love coworking in San Francisco at Eco-Systm, a dedicated green coworking community. Learn why coworking spaces are so important for freelancers.
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.
Women eco-entrepreneurs in the solar energy industry are taking action for empowerment, diversity in careers, and extending access to energy to impoverished areas of the world.
Jeffrey Hollender is the author of 7 books, a serial eco-entrepreneur, co-chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, and teaches at NYU. He may be best known for his role in co-founding Seventh Generation, one of the pioneers of greener and healthier household cleaning products. Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Mr. […]
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.
In Part II of this two-part series, you’ll learn the five most popular ideas for starting a green small business in 2016.
In Part I of this two-part series, you’ll learn five of the ten of 2016’s most popular ideas for starting a green small business. In the next installment, you’ll discover the final five ways that you, too, can become a success green entrepreneur in 2016.
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 […]
HustleDeck provides curated lists of tools for entrepreneurs to help grow and sustain business– whether you’re looking for analytics, content, or email help
You love the environment, and you’ve always wanted to open a small business. Here are five hints to help you get started and be successful.
Energy efficiency is, hands-down, the most effective way for us to get to a low or no carbon future. According to an analysis by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (see above), it’s the absolute cheapest source of energy, by a 3 to 1 margin, that we can explore. It’s (relatively) easy, it’s inexpensive, and the technology is proven […]
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.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]
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.
That’s right, we want to hear from you! Important Media (the parent company of Green Living Ideas and 20+ other sites!) is offering you a chance to share your story with our readership to help us move the global sustainability conversation forward. We’re looking for the good stuff here: stories that will truly benefit our […]
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.