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Rachel Barge: Top Three Ways to Work with Mentors

July 12th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

Future360 caught up with Rachel Barge of Greenstart to hear her Top 3 Ways to work with Mentors. Identify the mentors you need, make it easy for them to work with you and synthesize all the advice you get

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

July 8th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

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.

How to Create a Green Office Working Environment

July 5th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

As an employer, you are in a pivotal position to educate your workforce on how to improve their environmental awareness. By introducing a sustainability strategy with a number of environmental policies, you can create a green culture which encourages staff to behave responsibly in their working and social life. Fortunately sustainability strategies have business benefits too, with efficiency improvements helping to reduce overheads, develop brand reputation and improve profitability

Economical Living Can Help Save Money and the Planet

June 6th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Two of the most important challenges facing households today are how to live more economically and how to be more environmentally friendly. Baines and Ernst have published a new Infographic called 'Live more economically and save the planet' which primarily offers advice on the first of these issues. However, much of the advice given can also be seen to be good for the environment and can indeed contribute to saving the planet

Spread Your Knowledge Globally – with Skillshare

April 25th, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

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

How to Run a Green Office

March 7th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Going green isn’t always easy though. If you’re yet to implement an environmental policy, now is the time to do so. Not only will it help your business to do its bit for the environment, but it should also help you to save a bit of money

Caroline Cummings: Startup Lessons from Failures

March 4th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

We chatted with Caroline Cummings, serial entrepreneur and VP of Marketing at Palo Alto Software, over a G+ hangout last week. It was a great conversation and Caroline shared some very useful tips for entrepreneurs that are lessons from failures

A Gift of Service

January 24th, 2013 | by Glenn Croston

A Gift of Service connects those who want to give help with those who need the help and those who provide it, giving them a way to provide housecleaning, babysitting, nanny service, handyman services, dog walking, or more. Have you ever had your life stopped in its tracks by a sudden crisis? Whether it is from illness, accident, a death in the family or one of life’s other challenges, most of us will run into a crisis at some point in our lives that throws us off the tracks. Anne Carey is building A Gift of Service for people to give help at times like this when it is needed the most

Building Social Entrepreneurship Vision in Schools

January 22nd, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

In the UK, there are over 400,000 teenagers annually enrolling in college courses which will not lead to jobs. Currently, three leading support organizations – InspirEngage International, UnLtd’s “Live UnLtd,” and Xing Education have begun the ‘Create Your Career’ program to try and change that

Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Karen Lee on Jan 22, 4 pm EST

January 21st, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

We are proud to announce a new Hangout-on-Air series on Ecopreneurist called “Hangout with an Eco-preneur”. Every Tuesday we will chat with an eco or social entrepreneur who is creating an impact through a viable business. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. For our next hangout on-air on Google+, we will chat with Karen Lee,a retired Chiropractor-turned-ecopreneur. Tune in on Tuesday, Jan 22 at 4 pm

The $60 Billion Opportunity – Are We Ready For It?

December 13th, 2012 | by Pattie Kettle

No matter what kind of energy it is – people can save most of it with a few simple improvements. Believe it or not, with that saving comes extra cash. Want to know how? “The Fifth Fuel,” after oil, nuclear, coal, and renewables is Energy Efficiency. It actually deserves better than co-equal status as the side effects it produces, unlike the other afore-mentioned energy sources, are negligible

Tips For Entrepreneurs Part 3 – Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

December 12th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

How do you deliver the perfect sales pitch in 30 seconds? How do you cram in all the wonderful aspects of your idea or innovation so that the listener is hooked. The point is you don't. Too much information is bad. Keep your message short, simple and to the point. Describe the problem simply, what your solution offers and why is better than anything else happening today. Done. Easily said that done, but these tips will help you perfect your elevator pitch

Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 2 – Preparing For Your Investor Meeting

December 11th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

So you now have a meeting with a VC. How do you make sure you nail this opportunity? Show the market problem, your strategic solution, and that you have the better, faster and cheaper answer to the problem. Be prepared to discuss how you will scale your idea. Learn more via this useful video

Tips for Entrepreneurs Part 1 – Getting the Investor Meeting

December 10th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Ok you have the next big idea in clean tech and you have assembled a great team. What's next? Capital. If you have ruled out traditional methods of financing like - banks, family or angel investors for your business, it is time to approach a Venture Capitalist. How do you get on their radar? Remember VC's usually have a lot going on and very little time. Here are a few tips to put your best foot forward via Cleantech Open

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