Water ATMs via Sarvajal Provide 175 Households with Clean, Affordable Water

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How do you take economical technology into very rural communities in India in order to solve crushing water shortage problems that cause debilitating waterborne diseases? Create water entrepreneurs, of course! That’s the aim of Sarvajal, a social enterprise started by Anand Shah, a project of Pirmal Foundation. How Sarvajal is Solving Water Quality and Shortage Challenges in India 40 million people in India suffer from waterborne diseases annually, costing the country 73 million working days and $600 million in the process. Solving water quality and shortage problems is an absolute

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

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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

Childhood Inspiration Turns Eden Full into Ambitious Solar Entrepreneur

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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

100% Biodegradable Bogobrush Helps Disadvantaged Americans Achieve Better Oral Hygiene

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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

Social Gamification Makes Going Green Fun: MotleyGreen.com

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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

Social Entrepreneurs of Two Degrees Offer Free Meals to Hungry Kids


Two Degrees, a social enterprise dedicated to providing nutritious energy bars to its customers, also benefits the poor by donating a free meal to a child in need for every two bars sold. Founded by social entrepreneurs, Will Hauser and Lauren Walters, Two Degrees is staffed by a variety of talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to reducing malnutrition in developing countries. Low-sodium, gluten-free energy bars sold by Two Degrees are filled with delicious, all-natural ingredients, such as dried apples, tart cherries, roasted almonds, and vegan bittersweet chocolate. By

Your Rain Boot Purchase Turns into Free Rain Boots for Roma Kids via Roma Provisions

Roma Provisions - entrepreneurs for change

Roma Provisions has created a social enterprise to provide access to free rain boots for Roma children to keep them warmer and dryer on cold, wet days. Creator of stylish, durable rain boots for children and adults, Roma Provisions uses a portion of the proceeds to donate free rain boots to children in need. While Roma Provisions cares for children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds through its charitable program, its main focus is on assisting children of Roma heritage. Founded by Romanian-American social entrepreneur, Samuel Bistrian, Roma Provisions entrepreneurial endeavors are staffed

Luxury Ties from FIGS Social Enterprise = Free School Uniforms for Needy Kids


FIGS, a socially-conscious fashion company, doesn’t sacrifice high fashion to achieve its overarching goals of helping needy children. By offering offers cutting-edge necktie designs, crafted from very fine fabrics (such as cashmere and silk), to its discerning customers, FIGS has created a for-profit system that gives back. For every tie that they sell, the team at FIGS donates a free school uniform to a child in a developing nation. By combining love of fashion with a “threads for threads” social enterprise, FIGS creates a new entrepreneur business model that is a powerful force for

Smile Squared Boosts Dental Health for Poor Kids via BOGO Program


Eco-friendly toothbrushes that also create better dental health for poor children in developing countries?  Yes! Smile Squared’s BOGO program provides both consumers and disadvantaged children access to toothbrushes made from sustainable materials - every toothbrush is crafted from bamboo and DuPont bristles and fully biodegradable. Every time a consumer purchases a Smile Squared child’s or adult’s toothbrush, another toothbrush is given away to a child in a developing country. Founded by husband and wife duo social entrepreneurs, Eric and Geri Cope, the mission of this company is to improve

Social Entrepreneurs of Embrace Advocate for Infant Health


Embrace, created in part by entrepreneur Jane Chen, offers health care workers in developing countries access to low-cost, non-electric neonatal incubators. These affordable and innovative infant warmers provide the highest standard of care to premature infants, thereby decreasing the risk of infant death in rural areas of developing nations, but are much more affordable. They’re a perfect solution for regions where finances and lack of electricity often impede health care efforts. Chen's dedication to social entrepreneurism is lifesaving. Embrace: Solving Neonatal Health Issues with