What can you learn from starting up a social enterprise in another country and culture? Lots, it turns out…
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Steven Smith threw the dice; he quit his job and sunk his savings into restoring land in the South Bronx that was once an illegal dump. It paid off.
Could urban agriculture provide a viable economic alternative for kids in poor neighborhoods? St. Louis’ The Sweet Potato Project will find out this Summer.
Nicholas Kristof, journalist and New York Times columnist, shared the triumphant story of Jane Ngoiri, a 38-year-old Kenyan mother of three, who overcame homelessness and poverty by recycling discarded wedding gowns and dresses. She bought a dress for about $7 and used the fabric to make several children’s dresses. Jane’s business grew quickly, and she […]
The Alternative Market of Tlaxcala is one example of food production and community effort creating economic opportunity for small-scale farmers in the developing world.
The notion of bike delivery isn’t particularly new: courier and messenger services have been around in urban areas for decades, even developing their own culture. Hauling larger loads by bike, however, is a concept that’s still catching on… the services we have seen on this front are relatively unique. A group of students from three […]
You’d probably feel pretty safe claiming that eco-entrepreneurs want to make money by saving the planet… or, to quote Ray Anderson, to “do well by doing good.” As I’ve conducted these sustainablog Approved interviews, though, I’ve seen that such statements may be a bit a broad for defining the motivations of most green start-ups. Yes, […]
I’m a little late to the game here (see yesterday’s Five for Friday for my excuse), but definitely wanted to give a “heads up” for the inaugural editor of the Green Business Blog Carnival. Nick published it yesterday morning at Triplepundit, and we’re really pleased with our initial offering of some of the best green […]
There’s just too much emphasis on “getting a job” these days. Okay, so we’re at nearly 10 percent unemployment nationally (if you believe the Federal numbers), so many people are without a steady stream of bi-monthly paychecks. Yet, 90 percent of Americans who had a job when the economy tanked, still do. But for some […]
Environmental Defense Fund: Discovery Channel Special Airs Tomorrow – The Promise of a Low-Carbon Revolution Comes to Life
Alaskan frontiersman Bernie Karl keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs. For a hundred years, Chena Hot Springs has attracted tourists who come to soak in its healing waters. But Karl — bearded and bursting with can-do spirit — saw the springs as a natural source of untapped […]
If you think you have an idea that could change the world, or the reality for many people, Google wants to hear about it. And, if they like it, they might pay you up to $10 million. Project “10 to the 100th”, in honour of Google’s 10th anniversary of helping you surf the web (and […]
Several years ago, I had an idea (which I may have brought up here… can’t find it if I did): why not harness market forces (or, at least, the desire to save money) to encourage people to throw away less. My idea: charge by the pound for garbage collection, but credit households and businesses for […]