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5 Sustainable Market Trends That Unleash a World of Opportunities

5 Sustainable Market Trends That Unleash a World of Opportunities

By Marianne Haahr A week of risks has come to a close with the finalization of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The narrative it left us with is about a fearful future with jobs being taken over by robots sidelining humans on the labor market. However, fearing the future is not going to change […]

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    World’s First Off-Grid EcoCapsule Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy

    World’s First Off-Grid EcoCapsule Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy

    After much anticipation, the egg-shaped EcoCapsule is finally available for pre-order earlier this month. The oblong home, which costs €79,000 (about $85,688) per unit, runs entirely on renewables. The 88-square feet of interior space may seem pretty small, but it packs in all the necessities—plenty of storage, a shower, composting toilet, stove, sink, table and couch that converts into a double bed. […]

    SUGA Mats: Made From 100% Recycled Wetsuits

    SUGA Mats: Made From 100% Recycled Wetsuits

    Süga is a company that manufactures yoga mats made in the USA from 100 percent recycled wetsuits. The name Süga “evokes the two worlds it straddles: surfing and yoga,” explains founder Brian Shields, whose a surfer and a yogi. https://twitter.com/SugaMats/status/676170164111470592 Surfers enjoy a bond with the environment, says Shields but “we struggle to reduce our […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Is at It Again, Invests in Energy Technology Company Zuli

    Leonardo DiCaprio Is at It Again, Invests in Energy Technology Company Zuli

    Zuli, creator of the Zuli Smartplug, announced today that world-renowned actor and environmental philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the company’s board of advisors. DiCaprio also invested an undisclosed sum in the company, joining a group of existing Zuli advisors and institutional and private investors that includes Menlo Ventures, Logitech, Winklevoss Capital, Guy Kawasaki and Hossein […]

    Largest Desalination Plant in Western Hemisphere Opens: Will It Fix the Drought?

    Largest Desalination Plant in Western Hemisphere Opens: Will It Fix the Drought?

    The largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, which we featured on EcoWatch earlier this year, officially opened Monday. If the Carlsbad, California plant performs as expected, desalination could play a much larger role in addressing the four-year drought plaguing the state. About 15 other desalination plants are being proposed in California. Israeli company launches Western Hemisphere's largest desalination plant–in […]

    ‘Shrimp’ Made From Algae: The Latest in Fake Meat

    ‘Shrimp’ Made From Algae: The Latest in Fake Meat

    With global shrimp populations quickly declining from overfishing and warmer ocean temperatures, a shrimp cocktail could come with a side of guilt. But America’s most popular seafood could be getting an environmentally friendly makeover. New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based sustainable seafood startup, is developing a lab-grown “shrimp” made from algae that could be as nutritious as the real deal. […]

    Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post-Paris Step

    Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post-Paris Step

    The ongoing international climate negotiations here in Paris are an intricate ecosystem of policy wonks, finance ministers and world leaders trying to create one seamless tapestry called a low-carbon future. ICYMI: 100+ global companies call for bold #climate agreement in Paris. https://t.co/Az7WOS4RdN #COP21 pic.twitter.com/IodVOBsUwm — Ceres (@CeresNews) December 7, 2015 But there’s another equally important […]

    Richard Branson Presents Sustainia Award for World’s Most Innovative City Solution

    Richard Branson Presents Sustainia Award for World’s Most Innovative City Solution

    Effective and inspirational, the redesign of Indian city Chennai wins the 2015 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, for its solution to the city’s mounting air pollution and traffic casualties. The city receives the award, while experiencing incessant rainfalls, overflowing rivers and lakes are causing thousands to flee the city, stressing the importance of sustainable […]