Author Archives: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Poop to Power: How to Extract Value from Poopy Water

November 26th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Between humans and livestock, we produce an awful lot of poop... and the methods we currently use to deal with all that mess use a lot of energy and clean water. Startup Pilus Energy thinks they have a solution for extracting value from all that messy stuff


The Online Game that Plants Real Seeds: Rainmaker Project

November 14th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The Rainmaker Project has something quite different in mind from the standard notion of an online game about planting seeds and crops: a global community committed to the sustainable exchange and planting of seeds... in the real world. It ain't Farmville; rather, its more like Facebook itself, made up of people committed to expanded landscape of real, live plants, and ideas for cultivating those plants more sustainably


The Invisible People Who Take our Trash “Away”

November 7th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Ever gotten stuck behind a garbage truck? Or heard one banging against a dumpster in the middle of the night? I'd guess that for most of us, these inconveniences/disturbances are among the few times we give any thought to the people who deal with our waste after we throw it "away."


New Loyalty App Lets You Eat Well & Do Good: The Spring

October 29th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Remember Carrotmob, the company that offered a "carrot" (specifically, a "mob" of customers at an assigned time) to small businesses for investing in social or environmental good? They've created a new "loyalty program" for socially-minded diners and the restaurants who share their values



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