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A Whole New Way to Think about “Paying with Plastic”

January 11th, 2014 | by Guest Author

The very best solutions not only come up with a brilliant answer to an important problem, but often manage to help address other issues too. Here's one that seems to fit that bill, pointed out to us by Izabella Kaminska. It's called Plastic Bank


Sometimes, a T-Shirt Does Make One a Change Agent

June 6th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Yep, we've all seen those folks who think a progressive message on a t-shirt (or a bumper sticker, etc.) actually makes a difference. In most cases, no: just a bit more action is needed to play the role of change agent. But if that shirt comes from San Francisco's Lonesome George & Co., you might just have a good argument


The Pedal Powered Business: Turning Human Power into Profit

May 21st, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The energy transferred from biker to bike doesn't necessarily have to create forward motion: it can be put to other uses. A few entrepreneurs around the world have seen the profit potential in pedaling: here are a handful of businesses powering themselves at least partially by human power



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