A Small Company Has a Big Idea For Emergency Shelters in Haiti

What does cardboard in the East Bay have to do with Haiti? Green Earth Packaging is a small cardboard company in Lafayette, CA, with a very limited web presence.  So limited, in fact, that I couldn’t find a suitable picture for this post. Luckily, our local ABC7 News will find and cover just about anything that meets the following criteria: local, haiti, green. These water-resistant corrugated-materials experts saw the tents being distributed in Haiti and knew they could do better.…

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Ecopreneur Interview Series: PlentyWays

An interview about the challenges, lessons and successes that ecopreneurist Brendan Gill of PlentyWays.com, online retailers of products to green your lifestyle.

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Recycling Bottle Caps Into Signage

The following is an interview with Ecopreneurist Alan Harris, an artist based in DFW and the founder of BottleCapArtWork.com. The company uses used bottle caps to created one of a kind corporate signage and objet d’art for clients.

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44 oz. BPA Free Geyser Collection From Glass America

Glass America has launched their new 44oz BPA free stainless steel Geyser collection. These huge stainless steel reusable bottles have a EQP of $6.99 with single color imprint. Although all Geyser bodies are finished stainless steel in color the top accents are available in Black, Purple, Blue, Orange and Green.

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Night lights: The Next Green Promo Great Idea?

Enter now the good folks at ADLites and their custom printed electro-luminescent promo night light, the most energy efficient promo night light available in the USA costing only $0.03 per year to continuously operate.

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Disruptive Innovation: Social Entrepreneurs' Lessons

In yesterday’s Disruptive Innovation panel at SoCap09 “Three Successful Approaches to Scaling Impact”, Kevin Jones moderated a panel of three very different but equally disruptive business models. Instead of establishing a nonprofit organization to increase computer access around the world, founder Mark Beckford explained that NComputing is a for-profit company leveraging existing distributing channels and repair services in developing countries. Their hardware and software solution, which they call “the $70 PC”, can actually yield more margin and profit for distributors…

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Let Me Nominate You: $100K Small Business Competition

American Express, in partnership with NBC Universal, is holding a competition to “Shine A Light” on an “inspiring” small business. I find so many of you inspiring, I’m thinking: Could it be you? They are looking for small businesses that are: Innovative Give back to the community Demonstrate a “customer first” mentality. If so, they want to hear your story and you might win a $100K grant in cash and marketing support from American Express.

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12 Ways To Make The People's Stimulus Green

I just read about the People’s Stimulus Package and am impressed.  Started by an Alabama pharmacist who thought his little town need its own stimulus, he gave his employees $700 bucks each ($300 to part timers) in $2 bills.  All he asked is that they give 15% to a charity and to spend the rest locally in independent stores.  Now, Turman Commercial Painters has formalized the program and are hoping it spreads across the country. I hope it does, but…

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Twitter For Trees: Help Plant 100,000 Trees With U.N.E.P

June 5th is United Nations World Environment Day. The U.N. Environment Programme has setup a twitter campaign called ‘twitter for trees’. All you have to do is ‘follow’ http://twitter.com/unepandyou and they will plant a tree. The goal is to get 100,000 followers by June 5th. That plants 100,000 trees, so lets get started!

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