Karm.io, a new online deal site that connects local merchants to global causes, has announced its alpha launch. Unlike existing online deal platforms, Karm.io allows merchants complete control over their deal terms. In exchange, merchants agree to donate a portion of each sale to a charity of their choice.
Once upon a time, branding was simply a symbol, a name, and/or a design that represented a business. Today, branding stretches far beyond that realm and incorporates the people who work at that company. Because of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, nearly every employee represents his or her brand- whether they want to or not. And it is absolutely critical that your brand is represented properly all the time.
A Solar Light Bulb can bring easy day-lighting impoverished housing developments around the world. Millions of people in developing countries live in temporary settlements that are so close to each other that they lack adequate lighting even during the day. Electricity is not an option for many and they resort to kerosene, candles, or inventive wiring for light, that are not only risky but also expensive. Filipino entrepreneur and activist Illac Diaz created Liter of Light to provide informal settlements in his country with a cheap daytime…
The Global Transition to a New Economy is a world map of innovative projects which challenge business as usual and make a contribution to the systemic change to the world economy which is urgently required. Together, the projects work to create a world which prioritizes human wellbeing with sustainability and within healthy environmental limits. This mapping tool is great for social and eco-entrepreneurs to see and learn from all the great new economy projects happening all over the world.
Acterra, an environmental non-profit organization located in Silicon Valley, CA, is accepting applications for its 2013 Business Environmental Awards. All businesses and public agencies located in the following Bay Area counties are eligible to apply: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz County. Non-profits may also apply if environmental work is not their central mission.
This year’s categories are: Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, Sustainable Built Environment, and the Acterra Award for Sustainability.
With a unique design and great price point, the Kenguru is an up-and-coming vehicle designed to suit the transportation needs for those in wheelchairs. It fills a need for a large group of people while remaining economical and it’s got a fantastic future ahead of itself.
Is too much of a good thing, bad? Not if it makes the world a better place. But it can present another problem. Here, at Ecopreneurist, we cover business and strategies that do social and environmental good and make profits along the way and trust us when we say – there are so many great things going on that it is hard to keep up. What if there was a way to document happenings in the world of social enterprise, CSR and eco-entrepreneurship on one platform? One that could help other do-gooders get all the information they need.
Roughly one-third of food produced in the world is wasted. There is an obvious problem here. The problem is even more pronounced because there are millions who go to bed hungry, 1 in 6 americans. According to Canada’s Second Harvest, a surplus food redistributor, food supply is not the problem distribution is. And where there is a problem, there is a business opportunity.
It’s no secret that the American healthcare system is flawed. Even for those insured, dealing with the system is oftentimes more trouble than it’s worth. Why should a silly little finger cut set you back $4000 and 8 hours in the ER? It shouldn’t. And Sherpaa is here to help manage the system.