We don’t get that much power from renewables these days, but we’ve come a long way in the last 40 years. These maps--which track the number of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass installations--illustrate that poignant fact.
A new series of commercials from Mickey D’s features the owners of massive industrial farms talking about their crops, which eventually end up in your Happy Meal (after passing through several middlemen). Are the Golden Arches trying to convince you they’re part of the slow food movement?
Because food safety in China can sometimes be… suboptimal, health inspectors there can now scan a pork chop at the supermarket and know what pig it came from, where it was slaughtered, and if it was stored at proper temperatures.
Embracing failure is a common business mantra, but the participants in FAILFaire take it to the extreme, presenting their failures in public so other organizations won’t make the same mistake.
You might have noticed that the government isn’t the most innovative place, especially when it comes to technology. A new civic accelerator should help get them some tech help, and get programmers working on their civic duty.
Some companies--like Patagonia--thrive on the perception of their sustainability. Others--like Nike--keep it in the background. The difference between the reality of sustainability and customers’ perception of it can make or break your company.