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
There are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there. Question is – do you have what it takes to be one? When it comes to business, taking risks, making the right decisions and hard work can easily lead to success.
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
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
Eden Full is an ambitious young green entrepreneur. Founder of SunSaluter, her aim is to create disruptive solar technology to bring the cost of renewable energy down – for both developed and emerging markets. She believes so strongly in her entrepreneurial vision that she quit school at Princeton to make it a reality! How SunSaluter and Eden Full are Radically Boosting Solar’s Efficiency Eden was in the middle of her Princeton program when she decided to venture to Africa to test her SunSaluter idea – a mechanism that makes it possible for solar panels to rotate to track the sun
The goal is to provide toothbrushes to 10,000 people in need by December 31, 2012, and you can help! Bogobrush is a brand new, totally sustainable toothbrush developed by two green entrepreneurs, brother and sister team, Heather and John McDougall. Their dream is to ensure everyone has proper dental hygiene, while creating a buy one give one toothbrush with a much smaller environmental footprint. How Heather and John McDougall of Bogobrush Created a Biodegradable Toothbrush that Gives Back Americans throw away more than 450 million toothbrushes every year, the majority of which are made
With a goal of using social gamification to engage world citizens to go green the tech entrepreneur founders of MotleyGreen.com are sharing the joy of sustainable living with people all over the planet. Using special weekly contests, daily dares, badges, coupons, and other fun and rewarding incentives for going green, MotleyGreen.com hopes to create a learning, growing, and greening platform that will generate a more sustainable world through their entrepreneurial idea. MotleyGreen.com Takes the Pain Out of Going Green People are eager to live more sustainably to be sure, but the