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A new report sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies makes a strong case that collaboration between cities and corporations is necessary to address climate change.
Collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy, will support the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Here’s how.
Non-profits in St. Louis and Toronto are using converted buses to bring wholesome, nutritious food to inner city food deserts.
In the history of urban planning, one of the hallmarks of American society was the advent of the modern suburb. The economic expansion post-World War II saw a mass exodus from traditional urban areas to the seemingly endless expanse of land in the continental US. Neither urban nor rural, suburbs quickly became the new American normal. […]
In the three years since I founded my own company, I have learned that linkages are borne out of the unlikeliest of places. Five years ago, I was sitting with my colleague, Ranjith Annepu, discussing an idea Karl Marx first introduced – urban metabolism. Urban metabolism studies cities as if they were organisms, which exchange […]
Last week, I mentioned the fact that our parent company, Important Media, is launching the best green jobs website ever. An Indiegogo campaign is currently running to raise funds to fully develop and release this green jobs portal, and pledges to that campaign are greatly appreciated. But there’s another way you can help out, which […]
Our parent company, Important Media, is working on a great project that has the potential to make a real difference in the world. And although it’s not a new kind of electric vehicle, or a radical clean energy innovation, or even a better mousetrap, it is a venture that may open up a world of […]
Dell, the IT company that aims to leave “a legacy of good“, has been leading the way toward more sustainable packaging in the tech industry, starting with its own, and partnering with organizations such as Goodwill for its e-waste collection program, but a recent award focuses on Dell’s contribution to the circular economy. At the […]
When a large established company makes an earnest effort to reinvent its relevance to the market, by focusing on its strengths and responding to the changing needs of their customer base, interesting things can happen. Big automakers such as Ford, arguably the most well-known car brand in the history of the US, beginning from the […]
Editor’s Note: Uh-oh! Looks like Coride is now defunct. Check out our post about 15 best apps for rideshare and carshare apps here on Green Living Ideas instead! Instead of driving alone on your next long-distance trip, this ridesharing app and network can help you find a like-minded traveling partner willing to share a ride, […]
Gifts and donations of money and goods can be a helpful thing in the community, assuming you have it to give, but it doesn’t fix everything. Signing over a check can provide a bit of capital to finish a project or boost a campaign, which is often needed, but just making a financial transaction doesn’t […]
Over the last decade or so, we’ve seen a huge rise in the awareness in consumers of the importance of supporting local farmers and growers, and an accompanying surge of chefs and restaurants getting on board by buying and preparing more locally grown and produced foods, which has been a big factor in the success […]
Bitcoin, along with just about any digital currency, is one of those concepts that you either get right away or you don’t. You either see the value in cryptocurrency, and its potential applications, or you’re convinced that it’s all a shell game, and ignore it as something that really only appeals to those buying and […]
With the growing emphasis on serving locally grown and produced food in restaurants, the farm to table movement seems like it would be a big positive influence on small farmers, but is that really the case? If you read any of the inspiring stories of small farmers and food producers that have found the right […]
The emerging sharing economy, which includes not just peer-to-peer sharing, but on-demand rentals of many items that have historically been owned by an individual rather than shared, such as cars, bicycles, office space, houses, etc., has quite the potential as a gamechanger in the coming years. Using the sharing economy framework, individuals, businesses, and organizations […]
All too often, we bear the full brunt of ownership costs on our own for things that we only rarely use, and the rest of the time, those things are just taking up space until the next need arises. But in a time when ownership, at least or certain items, is less and less attractive, […]
Instead of paying out the big bucks to stay in a hotel for your next vacation, while also needing to arrange for a house-sitter for your own home while you’re gone, you might want to consider a home exchange, which can take care of both of those concerns at the same time. A home exchange […]
It’s great to see collaboration between two radically different types of organizations, with the end result being a win-win situation for both of them, while also serving to meet a common need in the community. Uber is teaming up with Goodwill tomorrow, May 3rd, and making it easy to spring clean closets while supporting an […]
A group of environmentally conscious entrepreneurs wants to bring fresh, local, organic food to backyards and communities around the world, and they’re doing it with a specially designed greenhouse system described as a “self-contained, year-round, all-natural grocery store.” The lifePOD system is a moveable greenhouse structure with a full array of complementary growing technologies that […]