Originally published on Gas2. We can’t all be Elon Musk, smashing multiple business paradigms in a single bound. But there are opportunities for innovative thinking all around us. All we have to do is look. That’s what one entrepreneur in England did a few years ago. Arthur Kay is an architect by training. While designing […]
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Coffee pods aren’t designed for recycling, but can you reuse K-Cups? Yes: with a little ingenuity, there are all sorts of way to make use of this waste.
Cleaning up wastewater from coffee processing not only prevents water pollution, but also creates biogas that would otherwise be emitted as methane.
Now that you’re back from the festive break – feeling refreshed and re-energized – it’s the perfect time to give your office that much needed revamp you’ve been putting off. According to GOV.UK, a low number of businesses were recycling in 2013. The government are hoping to move to a more ‘eco-friendly environment’ in 2014, […]
The notion of using sailing ships to transport cargo probably seems like a giant step backwards… unless you consider that environmental impact of modern shipping. Carrotmob is challenging a California coffee company to try out sail-powered shipping in exchange for $150,000 in “buycott” sales.
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.
Already planning for Spring foraging? Dandelions are hardy and versatile; once you pick a mess of ’em, here are seven ideas for cooking.
Imagine ordering your favorite coffee drink without grabbing one of those disposable cups, but using a cool reusable cup instead. It may not be something you think about when you stop at your favorite coffee shop in the morning, but you should. If everyone used a reusable cup for their daily cup of coffee, imagine […]
[social_buttons] I need to be very careful in what I say about this topic because it would be easy to scare people beyond what is rational. I could also also easily make enemies in the Wheat industry which is about the last thing I’d like to do. I’m going to try to hit the right […]
I considered myself a seasoned coffee junkie. I jump-start every morning with a cup of Sumatra, with Fair Trade, organic and shade grown stamps of approval. A fair – and delicious — start, but after meeting the folks running Peace Coffee, my coffee awareness, appreciation and activism was jolted. Issues I never thought about – […]
This morning I stopped at Starbucks for a treat – a soy gingerbread latte. As I walked through the door berating myself for not bringing my travel mug, I noticed again all of the disposable cups and associated waste we now accept as part of our morning coffee ritual. Over 50% of adult Americans, more […]
Earlier this month, Starbucks took a beating by environmentalists when it was reported that the coffee chain was wasting up to 6 million gallons of water daily. Just a few weeks later, the are making environmental news again, but this time for something positive they are doing. Yesterday, TransFair USA and the Fairtrade Labelling Organiations […]