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Sustainable Design: Hear it from the Masters

By David M. Foster
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Architect, designer, and eco-luminary Bill McDonough is a person we greatly respect.

Ashoka Youth Venture: Encouraging the next generation of technological changemakers

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NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants, pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Each week we’re featuring guest blog posts about each grant, beginning last week with a post on our grant and PRI to Root Capital.

How to Get Suppliers and Stakeholders on Board with Paperless Options

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Take a trip to one of your many suppliers or simply look around your  office and you will likely find mounds of paper stacked in cubicles, desks, filing cabinets, and storage closets. As mentioned in a recent post, Small Business Tips and Tools for A Paperless Office, we explored ways to identify and reduce paper use.

Social Networking 2.0: Coming Together Online For A Cause

Now that their huge valuations have proven they're successful, the next step is for social networks to find ways to make a difference in the real world.
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From Glenn Croston's Fast Company blog

AISO.net Announces SolarCloud VPS Hosting

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 7, 2011 - AISO.net, the world’s most responsible, green web hosting company, announces their SolarCloud VPS Hosting, cloud based servers powered by on-site solar energy. This service comes from a proven pioneer in green hosting solutions powered by sun, water and air; along with being dedicated to service, value and sustainability.  

Call for Applications to Join the Standards Committee on Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Materials, Products, Services and Systems

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - June 2, 2011 - Leonardo Academy, an accredited developer of American national standards, is pleased to announce three new openings on the Standards Committee for the Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Materials, Products, Services and SystemsOne opening each is currently available in the Producer, User, and Environmental interest categories. 

Chevrolet Volt Spares Landfills from Gulf Oil Spill Waste

212,500 pounds of recycled oil booms provides year of air deflectors for electric car
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  DETROIT - May 23, 2011 -  Oil-soaked booms from the Gulf of Mexico are providing more than enough recycled material to make a production year’s worth of air-deflecting baffles for the Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range, a positive outcome of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. 

Taka Taka Solutions Wins 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition

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Dell was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit that still thrives in our company today. Our mission is to help people and organizations everywhere do and achieve more with technology. We're proud to encourage that spirit among the world's brightest entrepreneurs through the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.

Building GE's Ecomagination 'ecosystem' (Q & A)

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GE has generated $70 billion from ecomagination-tagged products in only five years, which includes everything from wind turbines to hybrid locomotives to electric car charging ports. The ecomagination initiative notes the rising competition for natural resources, which will drive demand for renewable energy and goods that improve energy and water efficiency. Here, Mark Vachon, vice president of ecomagination at GE, discusses the initiative and how it is evolving. 

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GE has generated $70 billion from ecomagination-tagged products in only five years, which includes everything from wind turbines to hybrid locomotives to electric car charging ports. The ecomagination initiative notes the rising competition for natural resources, which will drive demand for renewable energy and goods that improve energy and water efficiency. Here, Mark Vachon, vice president of ecomagination at GE, discusses the initiative and how it is evolving. 

GE’s New Ecomagination Chief: Green Tech Innovation Goes Global

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Mark Vachon, Head of General Electric’s ecomagination, speaks of the importance of staying relevant and how opportunities are increasing globally in places such as China, Brazil and the Middle East.The green market is changing while governments all over the world invest billions in solar and wind energy, electric cars and battery technology. With the launch of the ecomagination Challenge, GE is researching ideas for the smart grid and other green technologies in order to continue expanding the green product range and investing in early stage start ups that show potential.

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Mark Vachon, Head of General Electric’s ecomagination, speaks of the importance of staying relevant and how opportunities are increasing globally in places such as China, Brazil and the Middle East.The green market is changing while governments all over the world invest billions in solar and wind energy, electric cars and battery technology. With the launch of the ecomagination Challenge, GE is researching ideas for the smart grid and other green technologies in order to continue expanding the green product range and investing in early stage start ups that show potential.

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