Buildings that produce more energy than they use may be a necessity in the future. A new design competition asked architects to design these net-zero buildings for a site in California, with impressive results.
In Kaunas, Lithuania, the economy has been better. So instead of putting their usual giant tree in the town square, this year an artist constructed a giant Christmas tree made entirely of recycled material.
BBMG helped Walmart improve its already impressive sustainability record by finding ways to involve the company’s employees. From that experience, they have tips on how any business can reap the benefits of healthier, cleaner workers.
Santa Clara University’s Global Social Benefit Incubator, which partners socially conscious organizations with Silicon Valley mentors, is an intensive bootcamp for entrepreneurs who want to change the world. It launched Kiva, and now it’s preparing its 10th anniversary class.
"Shrilk," made from proteins found in crustacean and insect shells, is strong, stretchy, and fully biodegradable. It may be how you carry your groceries home in the future.
You could probably stand to be a little nicer on social media. Charity Swearbox fines you every time you use an obscenity in your Twitter feed, so that your dirty mouth can feed kids in Africa.