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deliberateLIFE: Green-Focused Magazine Designed to Create a Better Tomorrow

The deliberateLIFE magazine is designed to do more than regular magazines can. It’s more than just a great read – it helps to create a better tomorrow. In short: good businesses win, as well as earth and the people around us – even if they are miles apart. How deliberateLIFE is Helping Customers to Learn about Green Products in an Interactive Way This green-focused publication helps people live their lives to their fullest potential, giving information about travelling, volunteering, innovating in business and engaging in the local community. It is very much a magazine that helps you do

Alessandro Lanaro and Eco Optics: Changing the Way We See the World

All over the world, hundreds of millions of people of all ages have eyesight problems. While those in developed countries with access to the right technology and enough money can buy the corrective eyewear they need, those in poorer countries have to do without. Alessandro Lanaro, with his green start-up Eco Optics, is changing all that. How Alessandro Lanaro is Bringing Clear Vision to the World Lanaro’s start-up, Eco Optics, creates beautiful and stylish glasses frames from 95% recycled materials, so that the glasses manufactured by the company are more environmentally-friendly than

Repurposing Urban Space for Urban Sustainability: Tara Rogerson of Evergreen Brick Works

As time goes on, we are becoming more and more conscious about the effect of humanity upon our planet. Tara Rogerson, women entrepreneur, is attempting to raise funds for and awareness about the impending environmental crisis. How Tara Rogerson is Building Sustainable Cities Tara Rogerson is the director of social enterprise at a national charity in Canada called Evergreen. Rogerson and Evergreen are attempting to tackle the problem of unsustainable urban development. They recognize that, if humanity continues along the current path of development, our major cities will soon be dirty and

Sounding Off about Worldwide Hearing Impairment: Bridget Hilton of LSTN Headphones

No matter what your age, living with a hearing problem or deafness has a dramatic impact upon your life. Woman entrepreneur, Bridget Hilton, aims to raise money and awareness to help those with hearing problems through LSTN Headphones a unique venture that combines high-end listening devices with a mission to raise money for the hearing impaired. How LSTN Headphones and Bridget Hilton are Helping those with Hearing Problems through Green Business Over 275 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment. What’s more, 95% of children in deaf schools could attend a regular

Putting Used Kids Clothes in their Place: Sharon Schneider and Good Karma Clothing for Kids

If you’re a parent, you’ll know how quickly children go through their clothes. Sharon Schneider is trying to help reduce the quantity of discarded children’s clothes in the world, while also cutting the costs of being a parent with a young child through her entrepreneurial endeavors. How Sharon Schneider, a Determined Green Entrepreneur and Good Karma Clothing for Kids are Reducing Textile Waste Schneider’s social enterprise, Good Karma Clothing for Kids, allows parents with young children to subscribe to a service which sends them gently worn, good quality baby clothes. As the child

Brooks Dame of Proof Eyewear: Social Enterprise with an Ethical Edge

In the Amazonian rainforest alone, an estimated three football pitches of trees is felled every 60 seconds. Brooks Dame is the social entrepreneur behind Proof Eyewear, a fashion brand manufacturing wooden sunglasses in a sustainable way. Brooks Dame is Working to Create Sustainable Eyewear that Protects Forests Brooks Dame had devised an exciting idea for a business. He adored how wood felt on his fingertips, and was inspired by his grandpa to create a brand offering wooden accessories to the masses. Aware of the sustainability issues surrounding the use of wood worldwide, Dame decided

Inyenyeri’s Carbon-Negative Cookstove is Transforming Rwanda Energy Systems

Selling all of his assets earned as an entrepreneur in the US, Eric Reynolds founded Inyenyeri, a social enterprise set to transform the energy systems in Rwanda and make it the first carbon-negative country in the world. They’re doing this by distributing carbon-negative cookstoves that make it possible for people to prepare food with renewable energy and no harmful emissions while earning money at both ends of the lifecycle of the stove. How Inyenyeri is Solving Deforestation and Fighting Climate Change Through Green Entrepreneurism  Cookstoves contribute to several important

Jason Aramburu Creates re:char to Fight Climate Change, Solve Agriculture Problems

Fighting climate change and food shortages in East Africa, Jason Aramburu’s re:char social enterprise has created innovative products that can be used in developed nations, too. This green entrepreneur for change has his eyes on solving multiple environmental and social problems using triple bottome line thinking to create a revolution in agriculture and sustainability around the world. How re:char is Reinventing Fertilizer and Fighting Global Warming Jason Aramburu started re:char following the 2008 financial crisis after evaluating potential projects to take on following the downturn.

1 lb of Ocean Plastic Gone per Sale via Brian Linton’s United By Blue

It is estimated that over 14 billion pounds of plastic waste enter oceans every single year by human hands. That’s a huge problem for marine wildlife and the beauty of our oceans, too, and it’s an issue entrepreneur Brian Linton wants to draw attention to through his green entrepreneurial venture, United By Blue, one pound at a time. How United By Blue is Cleaning Up the Ocean, One Pound at a Time “Our oceans are not the oceans of our ancestors, teaming with fish and crystal clear for miles and miles. Our oceans are emptier of life—and more full of plastic debris.” That’s the guiding

SOCCKET = Soccer Ball = Portable Generator Thanks to Silverman and Matthews

Kick a ball … turn on a light. That’s the idea behind SOCCKET. An idea from the brains of two ambitious green entrepreneurs – Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman – SOCCKET hopes to end energy poverty and light up the night through child’s play. How entrepreneurs Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman of SOCCKET are Using Child’s Play to Create Renewable Energy With just 30 minutes of soccer playing, kids can generate 3 hours worth of energy to power a light. It’s not exactly child labor, but it sure does put play to good use! We’ve heard about the power issues in developing