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.
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What Could a Regenerative, Thriving Future Look Like? An Excerpt from Guerrilla Marketing by Shel Horowitz
Guerrilla Marketing, Shel Horowitz’s tenth book, addresses how climate change can be impacted by powerful social change. He asks what kind of world would we live in if the abundance paradigm were integrated into every aspect of society?
An enterprising couple in Kazakhstan have started producing bio-degradable shopping bags to replace the plastic bags used in most stores.
Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]
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.
Spiers New Technologies of Oklahoma City has created a business that repairs, refurbishes, repurposes, and recycles used
Food sharing is at the heart of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a non-profit start-up in the Boston area that has redistributed more than 3.6 million pounds of fresh food since 2010 to help feed the hungry.
Prepd Pack is a customizable lunch box that supports alternative dietary regimens.
ClimeWorks is a Swiss company that plans to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it for commercial purposes. Its first plant will be up and running by the summer of 2016.
BioMason is a North Carolina start-up that makes bricks from sand and bacteria just the way a coral reef is formed. The process has no carbon emissions and even recycles the water it uses to manufacture the bricks.
Saving money and saving the planet are both great objectives for businesses. Luckily, they go hand in hand, as many sustainability upgrades pay for themselves very quickly with the energy and water they save (like LED lights, energy star appliances, water saving devices, and the like). But how does the green-minded business manager prioritize the wide […]
Freight Farms, a Boston based start-up, it taking refrigerated shipping containers and re-purposing them into Leafy Green Machines — hyper local hydroponic farms that grow organic vegetables and can be located anywhere. The 320 square foot units can grow as much produce as two acres of farmland while using less water per day than the average American […]
Our media company offers a range of news and lifestyle sites that inform and educate readers, but we’re also in the business of promoting cool brands with our inbound marketing services. This digital marketing technique can help even small businesses become more successful online, and it’s a key topic in the conversation about boosting SEO and […]
Throughout history, coffee shops have been where citizens gather to change their society. In the 1700s, coffee shops were where the fires of the American Revolution were fueled. In the 1800s, coffee shops were where laborers debated their rights during the Industrial Revolution. Today, as we too fight for our right to a sustainable society, […]
As a long-time surfer and yogi, I’ve long known that surfing and yoga have a great synergy: both offer great benefits for the body and mind, and the activities themselves complement each other. Yoga helps balance out the hard work of the muscles, while surfing makes the body stronger and more balanced. And now Suga yoga […]
We’re big fans of conscious consumerism here on Important Media, and we love learning about brands that are doing sustainable business right. We met the fine folks from Nomadix at Wanderlust Squaw Valley (CA), and were instantly intrigued by their awesome products and #ownlessdomore attitude. Doing more with less stuff is the ethos behind Nomadix, offering a line of versatile towels […]
Yesterday Etho Capital, in partnership with Factor Advisors, a subsidiary of ETF Managers Group, successfully launched the world’s first diversified, socially responsible and fossil-free exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange. The ETHO ETF is based on the Etho Climate Leadership Index (ECLI), an index of 400 companies announced in October that is completely […]
As it becomes increasingly clear that traditional investments and holdings in fossil fuel companies are going nowhere fast, smart investors and companies are divesting from fossil fuels and putting their money into more sustainable investments. In a recent post on Grist, author Ben Adler explains that while divestment is often thought of in feel-good, sustainability […]
If you’re ready to jump into the franchise world, congratulations! Starting a franchise is a great way to begin or continue your entrepreneurial career– and with so many franchise options available to you, there has never been a better time. Unless you have already decided to buy into a store-front franchise, like a food chain […]
A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend The Franchise Expo, a huge expo that winds its way across America and Canada each year offering up an array of franchise opportunities. The franchise model holds a lot of promise to aspiring business owners: many people know they want to work for themselves, but […]