A new study from United Nations University explores the economic value of human poop, and the wealth potential of making use of it in the developing world.
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An awful lot of US food-grade plastic still doesn’t get recycled; Lifecycle Plastics believes its sorting technology can change that, and create jobs.
Waste pickers collect recycable trash to feed themselves. Plastics for Change has developed a mobile technology giving them access to pricing information.
Important Media is raising funds to create the web’s best green jobs site. Contributors can buy books, games, ads, or just a good feeling.
The K2 clean cook stove concept can cleanly burn small amounts of plastic trash in its fuel mix, a common practice in the developing world.
The Open Source Beehives project publishes printable plans for honeybee shelter that are ready for a computer-controlled cutter (and that can be made really techie with sensor kits).
I’ve been passionate about educational programs for sustainability from sustainablog’s earliest days, so I wasn’t surprised at all to discover that I’d written about Minneapolis-based educational company KidWind way back in 2006. Founded by former science teacher Michael Arquin, KidWind has developed an impressive array of educational programming both for science educators wanting to introduce their […]
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 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.
Sustainable Microfarms is a socially-focused startup developing products for making food production more efficient. They’re raising funds to launch their first product, which could make even the most chemistry-phobic of us consider trying out hydroponics.
Can a clean cook stove use charcoal as its fuel source? I didn’t think so until I came across the EcoRecho, and the realities of cooking food in the most impoverished parts of Haiti.
Guatemalan renewable energy company Quetsol believes that the “pay as you go” model can work for electrification of remote communities in the developing world.
We’re sharing current crowdfunding projects at this week’s Hangin’ with sustainablog. Got one you’re running or supporting? Come share it with us.