May 2nd, 2014 | by Derek Markham
We green types get accused of loving nature, the environment, etc., more than human beings a lot. But, from my perspective, an environmentally sustainable lifestyle is pretty human friendly: not only do we all need clean air, water, and soil to survive&hellip
November 19th, 2013 | by Derek Markham
If you’re willing to give a little out of your own pocket, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you’re [&hellip
July 22nd, 2013 | by Greg
Oringally posted at the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability blog, cross posted with permission This blog is a follow up to [&hellip
July 18th, 2013 | by Greg
This blog originally posted to the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability Blog, cross-posted with permission. Common Wealth Contributions By Business Much to [&hellip
November 9th, 2012 | by Megan Vick
As the title indicates, Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) wants to invest in the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. The 2013 [&hellip
September 26th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan
Story about how a local wind farm has created a bunch of jobs and why American towns should invest in this.
September 16th, 2012 | by Green Steve
In many industries and demographic regions, companies find themselves in the less than desirable situation of competing on price because their product or service has become so common place and customers are so focused on it. When this occurs, it can be tough for a business to expand and gain market share without squeezing their margins to the point where it becomes unsustainable.
There is another option, however, and it is one that more and more business owners and managers are becoming aware of: product and service bundles. Bundling essentially means putting more than one product or service together into a single offering and it has the effect of removing you from the price arena where all your competitors are
September 10th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani
Online voting is now open for the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge, and will remain available until September 30, 2012. Challenge winners will be endorsed by WWF Switzerland and provided global visibility, networking and capacity building opportunities.
Innovative for-profit solutions with a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity are needed for the benefit of the planet and the people. On behalf of WWF Switzerland, Ennovent manages the Tropical Forest Challenge, to find the best for-profit solutions in 3 categories: ideas, startups and companies. Ennovent accelerates innovations creating a sustainable impact on low-income people
July 5th, 2012 | by Scott Cooney
We spend a lot of time blogging about the what’s, how’s and why’s of green entrepreneurship, and we feel we would like to focus a little energy on the who’s this month. It’s Independence Day in America, and we would like to use the occasion to promote independence from all the things we think are wrong with the world: big oil, GMO’s, too-big-to-fail banks, plastics, and the like. We’d like to celebrate the heroes of the new economy. The small and mid-sized businesses that are changing the world, regenerating natural resources, creating sustainable jobs that aren’t just outsourced at the first convenient moment
June 13th, 2012 | by Veronica French
Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round
April 4th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor
Launch Your Own Environmental Business! The Cherokee Challenge is designed to identify, fund and develop high impact environmental business ventures. Up to three ventures will be offered $20,000 in seed funding from Cherokee and will then be invited to participate in an intensive three month accelerator
February 13th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani
Greenstart, the first startup accelerator exclusively designed for the cleantech industry, begins its second accelerator program today with a new cadre of companies under a tightened focus. Today also marks the launch of Greenstart’s new in-house design practice, which will provide product, service and brand design for startups selected for its 3-month accelerator programs.
February 8th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor
In today’s world, keeping eco-friendly practices in mind, there are various ways to reduce the waste of many products; like purchasing items that are made from recycled materials. Remanufactured printer ink cartridges are a great example of a commonly expensive, but very necessary product, that has gone through a recycling process to be resold to consumers
January 31st, 2012 | by Britt Mauriss
In University of Maryland, the roof of the Church of the Brethren is adorned not with religious symbols, but with solar panels.
The group responsible for the solar panel installation, the for-profit University Park Solar, includes members of the church’s congregation like Don Monroe. “In this church,” Monroe said, “there’s a real sort of consciousness of what we call ‘care for creation,’” adding that solar energy “very much fits into that idea.”