Businesses and families looking to cut their carbon emissions have a lot of options these days. One inexpensive and extremely effective way to cut carbon emissions and help fight climate change is to offset your company or household footprint with carbon offsets. Pear Energy is a company that provides carbon offsets for businesses and homes. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a week, most businesses can go carbon neutral with Pear Energy and help the company drive investment on a large scale into new renewable energy projects.
Greenstart kills its accelerator program for something better. The premier cleantech accelerator is going for the kill and has transformed itself into a venture capital + design firm that will offer its startups a full range of services aimed to create better value and impact.
William McDonough, winner of two U.S. Presidential awards for environmental sustainability, announced last week that he will partner with Cherokee to support environmental startups through the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge.
Plastic Pollution Coalition announced that it is accepting applications for Think Beyond Plastic, a contest for entrepreneurs working on products, services, materials and infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction inplastic pollution. Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2013.
We are proud to announce a new Hangout-on-Air series on Ecopreneurist called “Hangout with an Ecopreneur.” Every Tuesday we will chat with an entrepreneur who is creating an impact through a viable business. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good.
For our next hangout on-air on Google+, we will chat with Caroline Cummings, serial entrepreneur and VP of Marketing at Palo Alto Software. Owning to her startup failures and successes, Caroline has a wealth of information for entrepreneurs that she will share with us.
As part of the DOE’s SunShot Incubator Program, the Department recently announced the availability of $12 million to accelerate solar energy innovation that reduces manufacturing, installation, and permitting costs for American homes, businesses, and utilities.
Missed our hangout with an Eco-preneur – Becky Striepe on Google+? Never mind- we have the hangout on You Tube for all of you. Our first hangout with Becky Striepe (owner at Glue & Glitter and author – 40 Days of Green Smoothies) was great. Jeff McIntire Strasburg of Sustainablog joined us to chat with Becky about how she quit her corporate job to do what she loves- crafting, cooking and writing. Watch the entire hangout here- [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOvykJeZyws&w=420&h=236] Some great tips…