The movement toward starting greener, more sustainable, businesses isn’t new, because ecopreneurs have been making waves in the sustainable business world long before the word sustainable was used to describe them, but taking an existing business, especially a big one, and transforming it a company that values and supports environmental stewardship is something of a […]
Film And Television
“For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth… yet these glorious pollinators are facing challenges and fading from our planet. Did you know the honeybee is responsible for one third of the items on your dinner plate? BEE PEOPLE is a groundbreaking film about bees and the people who keep them.” Find out […]
What’s the most destructive industry facing our planet today? You can be forgiven for thinking it’s fossil fuel production and consumption, with all of its attendant pollution and GHG emissions, along with its destructive extraction processes and the all-too-frequent oil spills in our oceans and waterways, because most environmental organizations focus on that. However, according […]
If you think you’ve got what it takes to create the ideal society, starting from scratch, you might want to apply for a new reality TV show (“a social experiment reality show”) and put your skills to the test. The forthcoming reality TV show from Fox will take 15 people out of their daily lives, […]
Imagine a building that uses 80 to 90% less energy for heating and cooling, simply because of its design features, and along with offering considerable cost savings, can greatly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with homes or commercial buildings. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t, because those kinds of buildings, built to […]
If you’re a filmmaker or aspire to be one, and you’re interested in sustainable food and farming, here’s an opportunity to get one of your short films noticed. The Real Food Media Film Contest is looking for captivating short films that can spark action and inspire change in the way we think and talk about […]
In part three of Operation Cleantech, Future360 asks everyday Americans how it feels like to lose. While trying not to get punched in the face in the process. America has always been a world leader. We put man on the moon. We invented flight, light and the iPad. But when it comes to cleantech, we’re trailing behind the rest of the world.
Future360 is back on the streets of LA. This time we’re on a quest to find out whether people know about the benefits clean technology can bring. Things like clean water, an end to the crazy weather that’s destroying our planet, and a lessened reliance on the fossil fuels that are driving us into oblivion. […]
Pah Tempe’s mineral water, which everyone else recognizes as sacred and healing, is referred to by the local county water district as, incredibly, a *pollutant* which they feel needs to be captured and ‘disposed of’ somewhere out in the desert. For them, this requires condemning and closing the property on which these precious hot springs sit. This outcome has been their consistent goal for many years, despite a worldwide (and local) fan base, and clear scientific consensus on the amazing biological uniqueness and diversity of fish in that exact section of the river, now made endangered by the diversion of water in the name of development.
How can we tell people about the most toxic fossil fuel on Earth?
Here’s one easy way: Watch and share this short animated video that shows what’s so bad about tar sands. Can you guess which famous Canadian-American actor provided the narration?
(Hint: He once voiced a “hunky environmentalist” on The Simpsons.)
We should be growing our own food! All of us should; as a society why did we stop? Our agricultural construct is a problem everyone refuses to acknowledge because we like bananas in Colorado or we want oranges in the winter. We don’t think about the fact that those tropical fruits came from…well, the tropics. Importing and exporting and transporting food is expensive, especially because it’s something we need daily and always.
want to share a video with you that’s very special to me and everyone who worked on it because it marks the beginning of an incredible journey. This is the first teaser we put together for Holy Terror; before gas drilling was even an issue in the North Fork Valley. We fell in love with an inspirational tale on a breathtakingly beautiful farm in the Rockies:
Crowdfunding Platform is a new series on Ecopreneurist that aims to help crowdfunding campaigns that have a clear environmental or social focus. Want to feature your campaign? Get the deets here!
Campaign Name: (IM)PERMANENCE film project
How can we bring social entrepreneurs into mainstream media? By making the social innovation movement a part of the pop culture. Yoxi wants to do exactly that. This company identifies shared value business opportunities and matches brands with the social entrepreneurs to give these impact entrepreneurs a bigger platform to do better.
iblings Kassidy and Ryan Brown are the creators of Journey of Action, an independent production company that produces entertaining and enlightening short form documentaries on Generation Y Change-Makers.
Urge NPR to remove the American Petroleum’s “Vote-4-Energy” sponsorship ads from all future broadcasts. This ad is politically charged and comes dangerously close to the electoral campaign advertisements from candidates who advocate rampant exploitation of fossil fuels regardless of their environmental costs.
In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to improve our well-being. Kasser goes beyond these findings to investigate how people’s materialistic desires relate to their well-being. He shows that people whose values center on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy—regardless of age, income, or culture.
Billboards take a fraction of our attention but are environment intensive. Signs are key to marketing and advertising so its high time we thought about how we can lower their impact. Our favorite stores will print thousands of signs to advertise just one promotion.
But what happens after the sale?