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1 day 10 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Favorable trends in corporate sustainability are transforming the world and creating a significant impact on the companies’ top and bottom lines. Global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and demographic shifts are creating new opportunities and risks that businesses must address today to stay competitive tomorrow.


1 day 21 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Obama’s recent State of the Union address made an appeal to every CEO in America to hire veterans. The push was not without reason. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of unemployment for veterans in 2013 was over 6.5 percent, and the number shot up to more than nine percent for post-9/11 veterans.


2 days 23 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fuel cell technology involves clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical power in an electrochemical process that is virtually free of pollutants. Due to absence of combustion, almost no harmful emission is generated by the fuel cells.


3 days 18 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Last Wednesday (Jan 14) leaders from various industries converged to the launch of the Mars-UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health and discuss one of the most pressing issues of our time: food security.


4 days 20 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As if there wasn't  enough to see here already at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the area was blessed with the appearance of a rare migrating bird, the Solar Impulse, resting up in preparation for a historic journey of truly epic proportions.
The two Swiss pilots, and founders of Solar Impulse, Bertrand Piccard, and Andre Borschberg are getting ready to set out to do what no one has ever done before—to fly around the world, covering 21,000 miles in a heavier than air craft, without using a single drop of fuel, relying entirely on the power of the sun. The plane will fly both day and night using energy stored in batteries to sustain power at night till the sun reappears each morning.
The plane, the Si2, is the second iteration of the Solar Impulse. Its wings, which extend 236 feet, longer than those of a Boeing 747, will be covered with 17,248 monocrystalline silicon solar cells that will provide the power. These cells were specifically developed for this craft, being extra-light, extra-thin (135 microns), highly efficient (23%) and capable of withstanding the necessary extremes in temperature that they will likely encounter.
While the plane is as large as a jumbo jet. it weighs little more than a family car (5,070 pounds), itself a miracle of space age materials. The four electric motors can produce a total of 70 HP, allowing the craft to putter along at a leisurely pace of about 20 miles per hour. This lean operation allows the craft to store enough energy to stay aloft through the night, meaning it could stay aloft indefinitely were it not for the fact that the pilots need to come down for food and drink.
Coming down for a pit stop, is in fact, the only way the pilots can change places since the quarters are so tight they can't switch with the cockpit closed. Each man, will typically be at the helm for 20 consecutive hours, the typical length of each leg.


5 days 3 hours ago

Guest Blog by Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair, SVA’s MFA program in Design for Social Innovation 

This interview with Cheryl Heller was conducted by the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program (taking applications now) and explores what it means to design for social change—a path Cheryl has dedicated her life to and writes about periodically.


5 days 10 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – ​ More range and a sexier look. Th​ese​ ​are two​ ​of the innovations driving Chevrolet’s new Volt electric car, which the company unveiled recently.


5 days 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Each year professionals donate more than $15 billion in pro bono services. This is about four times the amount that corporate foundations donate every year. Pro bono services can help nonprofits realize their full potential. The Taproot Foundation is at the forefront of the endeavor to provide nonprofits with access to high quality pro bono services to meet their unique needs.


6 days 9 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Education is the single most potent tool to empower children and adults alike to participate actively in societal transformation. According to Global Partnership for Education, if all students in low income countries acquired just basic reading skills, it would lift 171 million people out of poverty.


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