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Have Fun! Will Recycle: MIT Students Engage in Recycling Game

Would you call recycling fun and challenging? Are you motivated by your positive environmental impact? Probably not. A Boston company called Greenbean Recycle is trying to make the act of recycling a fun, competitive and engaging game for students at MIT. Greenbean’s Reverse Vending Machines is a convenient, ‘smart’ recycling receptacle that rewards you for your actions.

Greenbean recycling improves community recycling with modern technological solutions. We show you instant recycling impact. And in our greenbean challenges teams compete for recycling superiority.

Users can deposit their recycling earnings via PayPal or elect to give to a charitable organization of their choice.

November 11th

Sustainable Economic Development? Green Jobs? Hawai'i? All in One Board Game!

Scott Cooney, resident of Hawai’i, founder of, and author of ‘Build a Green Small Business’ (McGraw-Hill), has created the ‘Green Economy Board Game’ that brings sustainable economic development, green job opportunities and Hawai’i all together!
This game makes sustainability come to life in a fun, interactive way. Players are investors looking to make more than just financial returns by helping local entrepreneurs in Hawai’i develop sustainability-oriented businesses like organic farms, geothermal plants, green building companies, solar installers, and bike shops. The game is ideal for those who are interested in sustainability as a better way to do business, and can be played by 2-6 players ages 13+.

September 9th

Ecopreneur Interview Series: Sustainable Life Solutions

Part 15 in a series where Krates Ng (co-founder of Mokugift the ecard service) interviews fellow ecopreneurs.  Today, Krates interviews Dianne Martz, co-founder of Sustainable Life Solutions.  Sustainable Life Solutions partners with electricity providers, and also market directly to consumers, to provide smart ideas and products to help people consume less energy and save money doing so. […]

May 9th

The Human Resources Advantage in Green Businesses

Last week I blogged about avoiding trouble with human resource issues, and this week I’m taking a more upbeat note. As a green business, you’ve got a hiring and motivational advantage, and you should retain those dedicated employees with as many benefits as you can without breaking the bank. Alignment around the Environmental Mission One […]

October 29th

How to Green Your Business, Free

This is not exactly advance notice, but tomorrow evening the Small Business Administration in San Francisco is offering a free workshop called “Running & Operating a ‘Green’ Business”. The reason I even bother noting such a last-minute event is that the SBA often repeats popular workshops, and it offers similar programs in different cities. You […]

February 11th

Sustainable Shopping in Portland, Part 1

In the past couple of months, I have had the opportunity to visit a number of clothing boutiques selling clothing made of sustainably produced fibers or accessories made from recycled materials. My personal observations may not tell the full story, but it seems that sales are slow for these cool but relatively expensive goods. In […]

January 26th