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.
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 […]