sustainable business

NBA Superstar Ray Allen to Open Organic Fast-Food Restaurant

NBA Superstar Ray Allen to Open Organic Fast-Food Restaurant

Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon Allen, are launching an organic fast-food restaurant in Miami called Grown. The Allens were inspired to open the environmentally-friendly space because they wanted to find healthy options for their son Walker, who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was only 17 months old, the Miami Herald reported. South FL’s own […]

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    The Ultimate in Off-Grid Transportation: Mini-Fleet-in-a-Box

    The Ultimate in Off-Grid Transportation: Mini-Fleet-in-a-Box

    Current Motor, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electric vehicle (EV) and solar charging station manufacturing company, is taking transportation completely off the grid. The company’s Mini-Fleet-in-a-Box, comes with four of the company’s electric cargo motorcycles nestled inside a mobile solar charging stations, meaning energy-independent, emission-free rides. The “Mini-fleets-in-a-Box” is comprised of four electric cargo motorcycles and a patent-pending […]

    Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Shoes Could Charge Your Smartphone or Be Wi-Fi Hot Spot

    Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Shoes Could Charge Your Smartphone or Be Wi-Fi Hot Spot

    Mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed electricity-generating footwear that lets you charge mobile electronic devices simply by walking. As it turns out, “human walking carries a lot of energy,” as UW-Madison mechanical engineering associate professor Tom Krupenkin said in a university news release. Researchers say this shoe could directly power mobile devices through a […]

    Check Out These Super Cool Lamps Literally Made From Mushrooms

    Check Out These Super Cool Lamps Literally Made From Mushrooms

    Danielle Trofe is a Brooklyn-based designer who creates pendant and table lamps that are made from mushroom mycelium. She grows the lampshades inside custom 3D-printed molds and treats them with natural dyes. Danielle Trofe grows lampshades inside custom 3D-printed molds and treats them with natural dyes. Photo credit: Danielle Trofe “Mycelium is basically the root structure […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Carbon Capture Technology Company to ‘Bring About a More Sustainable Future for Our Planet’

    Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Carbon Capture Technology Company to ‘Bring About a More Sustainable Future for Our Planet’

    Oscar-nominee and environmental philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the newly-formed government and policy advisory board of Blue Planet, a prominent developer of carbon capture technology based in Los Gatos, California. Blue Planet uses patented technology to capture industrial carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and factories and converts it into concrete for commercial and residential construction. “Our […]

    Extreme Inequality = Economic Collapse

    Extreme Inequality = Economic Collapse

    By Dr. Sally Goerner John Fullerton‘s white paper, Regenerative Capitalism, lists eight principles critical to systemic economic health. The Capital Institute‘s research group, Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (RARE), uses recent scientific advances—specifically, the physics of flow [1]—to create a logical and measurable explanation of how these principles work to make or break vitality in […]

    Kelly Slater: World’s ‘Best Man-Made Wave’ Is Powered 100% by the Sun

    Kelly Slater: World’s ‘Best Man-Made Wave’ Is Powered 100% by the Sun

    Remember when surfing legend Kelly Slater and his team of engineers at the Kelly Slater Wave Company unveiled their awesome man-made wave last month? Well, as it turns out, this “freak of technology” is powered entirely by solar. https://twitter.com/kellyslater/status/677899896087711746 expand=1] Last week, the pro surfer’s wave company announced a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) […]

    Health Scare Led This Woman to Launch an Organic Tampon Company

    Health Scare Led This Woman to Launch an Organic Tampon Company

    For Ana Ames-Durey, an unfortunate health scare led to an eco-friendly business idea. The 28-year-old has launched BON, which is said to be New Zealand’s first 100 percent organic tampon company. Cool story – Health scare leads to New Zealand's first organic tampon https://t.co/jm5OtQYXXV pic.twitter.com/Zp3vKKWyGY — Kasia Mikolajczak (@KasiaMikola) February 2, 2016 According to Stuff.co.nz, it all began when […]

    Ben & Jerry’s Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line With 4 Non-Dairy Flavors

    Ben & Jerry’s Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line With 4 Non-Dairy Flavors

    Holy cow! Ben & Jerry’s has introduced its first-ever line of certified vegan ice cream made with almond milk. The Vermont-based ice cream makers now have four non-dairy creations called Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge and P.B. & Cookies that will hit the shelves later this month. Introducing our #nondairy line – certified […]