Blue Moon Box is a start-up business that brings a new box full of science, technology, engineering, and math educational tools to your door every month to entertain and inform impressionable young students.
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The WindAid Institute missed its Kickstarter goal, but you can still donate directly to this important non-profit dedicated to teaching people about the benefits of renewable energy.
WindAid Institute helps bring clean wind energy to rural areas of Peru. It also focuses on education and micro-enterprise support.
Bakeys is an Indian company that manufacturers edible cutlery. If not consumed with the meal, it easily breaks down, keeping plastic utensils out of land fills and the world’s oceans.
Crowdfunding is the new fundraising darling of inventors, creators, entrepreneurs, and startups, and with good reason, as it can offer a viable way of bridging the funding gap for some products and companies. However, if all you see in the media are stories about the huge successes made possible with crowdfunding, but not highlighting the […]
In the developing world, finding a light in the darkness is not always easy or affordable. Sometimes the only available options are unhealthy and dangerous, such as burning kerosene, wood or coal. Other times, the only option is darkness. But you can’t fight Ebola in the dark. That’s where WakaWaka steps in. WakaWaka, which means […]
The country of Cambodia has the dubious distinction of being the most bombed country in the history of mankind, and more bombs (by weight) were dropped on Cambodia between 1965-1973 than were dropped by allies on all countries during WWII. Some 30% of those bombs failed to detonate on impact, so these weapons of destruction […]
If you weren’t raised eating bugs, errm, insects, the thought of crunching down on something that crawls out from under a log may not sound very appealing. But in many places around the world, protein is where you can find it, not just stuck between two buns at a burger joint, or packed into a […]
Designing products that incorporate upcycled components is a great way to reduce waste and raw material demands, and when combined with a social mission, can be the core of a great model for eco and social entrepreneurs. That’s what Alchemist Creations is doing, and their previous products, the Can Carry series, is a really neat […]
Even the best projects, with the most talented team and the most well-intentioned backers, can effectively do only as much or as little as the amount of attention they’re able to attract, and sometimes, such as in this instance, that might mean finding a way to raise cash in order to get the opportunity to […]
In a market filled with mass produced plastic-based children’s toys, one startup is trying to start a revolution by producing toys made from recycled, safe, and sustainable materials. The eco toys from Luke’s Toy Factory will be made entirely in the US, and are intended to have the look and feel of classic wooden toys, […]
For portable power, there are a bunch of options for small solar chargers, which can allow you to charge your mobile devices with the sun’s energy, but there aren’t too many options when it comes to using the wind to produce energy on a small scale. There is one small 15W vertical wind turbine, called […]
It’s really exciting to see the advancements being made in solar power over the last few years, especially in the small scale and personal solar charger industry, as they seem to keep getting smaller, more efficient, and more affordable. But how small can solar chargers go, while still being powerful enough to handle our mobile […]
In the rapidly changing business environment and job market of the US, where individual jobs, or even entire branches of companies, can be lost to cheaper labor or mechanized and automated processes, the path to entrepreneurship is looking increasingly appealing to more people every day. It’s not just their reluctance to bet their financial future […]
One extremely promising green building material comes from a plant that has been demonized in the United States for decades, but which could ultimately be used for multiple sustainable solutions in the food, fiber, energy, and construction sectors. That wonder plant is called hemp, and it offers a variety of advantages over other crops, including […]
If you’d like to start turning your home into a smart house, but are overwhelmed by the seemingly complex solutions offered for smart home technology, a new system of open source wireless building blocks promises to give anything in your home a higher IQ. The smart house of the future might include intelligent lighting, smart […]
For the ultimate in small batch custom snowboards, the Empire Grown project uses wood cores from poplar and birch trees that have been harvested right near their shop from family-owned, responsibly managed forest land in upstate New York. What began as a simple text message, “We should build a snowboard,” several years ago, has now […]