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Farm Alliance of Baltimore Improves Viability of Urban Farming

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s been an explosion in the number of farmers’ markets in the past few years. This has increased access to and demand for locally and regionally sourced food.

When this demand is combined with the excess space left by urban flight in places such as Detroit and Baltimore, it creates the ideal condition for urban farming to take root. But unlike traditional market models where each business competes to bring products to the consumer, many urban farmers recognize that collaborative arrangements can have multiple benefits.

July 15th

Panel Discussion: Compatibility Between Recycling and Waste-to-Energy, July 17

Recycling is a growing sector with an estimated potential for the creation of 1.5 million new jobs in the United States alone. The second panel discussion from Waste Wise explores how recycling potential can be increased, and the compatibility between recycling efforts and waste-to-energy programs. Waste-to-Energy addresses the need for society to address its energy demands […]

July 15th

Waste Wise Turns the Volume Up on Waste Management Solutions. Join in

The need for real, actionable, sustainable expertise on waste solutions is critical in both developing and developed economies. However, practical expertise has been slow to spread.

Thought leadership is concentrated in only a few parts of the world and the current methods of sharing expertise and knowledge such as, dense and lengthy reports and global conferences are limited in their ability to reach a wide variety and number of stakeholders. Enter Waste Wise, a simple and innovative idea. Waste Wise plans to conduct online video panels with experts from across the waste spectrum using Google+ Hangouts, broadcast them live, and then publish content for ready use by decision makers, policy analysts, experts and advocates.

July 8th

What Do We Want? Innovation! When Do We Want It? Now!

Endeavor is a global nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurs.

The Endeavor Effect is looking to create a culture of supported innovation and entrepreneurs which will provide global solutions to pressing social issues and a business eco-system which supports and sustains entrepreneurship. Endeavor.org is a worldwide germination and support system for fostering entrepreneurship.

June 25th

Mother Nature’s Sons/Daughters Go Digital with Digital Green

Information and communication technology are effective tools for amplifying the effectiveness of development efforts across the globe for affecting sustained, social change.

Digital Green embraces this principle and has built a system which combines modern technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden community participation of existing agricultural extension systems.

May 1st

Spread Your Knowledge Globally – with Skillshare

Skillshare powers thousands of creative, collaborative classes on everything from programming to silkscreen t-shirt printing to graphic design to knitting or other artisan crafts. All taught by individuals worldwide. Sharing knowledge via the Skillshare platform makes learning fun, modern and easily accessible.

April 25th

It’s Electric! Fighting Poverty By Providing Sustainable Electricity

Husk Power Systems is a rural empowerment enterprise which focuses on inclusive rural development on the backbone of electric power.

Unlike other sustainable electricity efforts in the world, Husk Power Systems creates a self-sustaining ecosystem in the villages it serves. By doing this, it enable economic development along with environmental protection, providing physical well-being and strengthening rural communities.

April 22nd

Listen: ‘It’s All Good’ Features Ennovent

Debbie Hyde, from the UK tells us that she loves the site and routinely features our stories on an internet radio show she hosts on – Brooklands Radio. Talking with Debbie, we hatched out a small plan for her to have a special Ecopreneurist feature on her show every week! We are super stoked!

April 12th

Westly Group Announces 150 Million Cleantech Fund

The Westly Group recently announced their 160M cleantech fund at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco. Future360 got the inside story on the announcement.

According to Steve Westly, it’s harbinger of things to come. Westly cites the IPO for Tesla as the first time people saw a big transformational idea come to fore.

April 5th

Stocking Up on Your Social Conscience

The Social Stock Exchange (SSE) is looking to become the premier venue and access portal for Social Enterprises and Social Purposes Businesses seeking to raise risk capital and for Social Impact Investors looking to find global businesses which reflect their values.

March 26th

Don’t Buy Fancy Pants – Lease Them!

Everyone loves wearing well-fitting designer jeans, but no enjoys paying designer prices.  A new program in the Netherlands allows consumers to eliminate wasteful spending on clothes.   Instead of owning a pair of jeans for life, fashionistas can now keep them for a year before sending them back to be recycled and receiving something fresh […]

March 20th