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WakaWaka Solar Lamp Social Enterprise Brings the Most Efficient Solar Light on the Planet

The problems of conventional kerosene lamps used in poor communities all over the world are many: indoor air pollution, environmental sustainability, fire hazards, low … ...

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Farmhopping and Tilt World Create Remote Eco Heroes via Green Entrepreneurs

Though we always hope humans will get out into the natural world and get their hands dirty – whether they garden or farm or go for a hike or walk in the park - sometimes … ...

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Innovation Challenge = Budding Green Entrepreneurs – Rain Barrel Sized Disaster Relief Housing & More

The University of Washington (UW) 2012 Environmental Innovation Challenge recently concluded, with some truly inspiring innovations coming from the green entrepreneur winners. … ...

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Social Entrepreneurs Create 2 Amazingly Simple Water Carriers

Two social entrepreneurs have recently introduced simple, yet astoundingly effective systems that can be used by women living in developing countries to collect and carry … ...

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Networking Advice from 3 Successful Green Business Women

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Recycled Bomb Accessories for a Social Enterprise Twist on Eco-Jewelry

There are numerous ways to create eco-friendly jewelry, but we bet you’ve never heard of bomb-based jewelry! That’s right, these two social enterprises have taken … ...

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How to Write an SEO Friendly Online Press Release for your Green Business

Online press releases can play an important role in promoting your green business—both to members of the media and to potential customers. And the secret to making them … ...

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What Internet Marketing Strategy Does Your Green Business Need?

Green Marketing TV is pleased to begin offering a series of expert led webinars on marketing your green business online. To help us prioritize which webinar to develop … ...


Two Organic Skincare Companies Doing Nature-Inspired Green Business

If you’re looking for ways to infuse your beauty routine with socially-aware, environmentally-friendly products, then these two green businesses certainly will inspire – … ...

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Slashing Waste with Two Green Businesses – Stylish, Cutting Edge Water Filtration

We know that water is a serious environmental and social issue. The following two green enterprises are looking to tackle the problem of water-related waste, wish a social … ...

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Biztopia – a Must-Have Resource for Passionate Social Entrepreneurs

  Biztopia is the newest tool lauched by to help people in the business of social entrepreneurship. This new, interactive microsite aims to help social … ...

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Social Entrepreneur + Non-Profit Innovation = MadCap Cafe for Meaningful Employment

16 December 2010 by

Sometimes the goals of for-profit companies and non-profit organisations are well-aligned, but can they work together on joint social enterprises to accomplish shared dreams? We talked to Anthony Cheeseman, social entrepreneur and project manager for Ermha’s MadCap Cafe, a for-profit/not-for-profit joint venture that seeks to provide meaningful employment for people with cognitive delays. We wanted…

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The Barefoot College: Empowering the Rural Poor

15 December 2010 by

The Barefoot College is an innovative non-profit organization inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi to provide a better life for the world’s rural poor through practical education and appropriate technology. Along the way, they have empowered women, improved environmental sustainability, and spread the principles of cooperative community problem-solving to hundreds of thousands of people…

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Heifer International: Empowering Rural Poor to Become Entrepreneurs

15 December 2010 by

If you’re like me, you first learned of Heifer International by seeing a commercial, probably around Christmastime, urging you to give a gift of a farm animal to help a family and to end world hunger. What you may not know is that the farm animal wasn’t meant to end hunger literally by being eaten….

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How to Turn a Green Wedding into a Green Business

14 December 2010 by

Knowing that her wedding would have a big environmental impact if she didn’t do anything about it, Kate Harrison worked hard to find green services for her eco-friendly wedding. But the experience took way too much time and was full of frustration. Determined to make it easier for future brides to plan a stunning, sustainable…

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How To Start a Green Design Business on Zazzle

13 December 2010 by

A Zazzle shop can be a great green business opportunity for artists and designers, and an opportunity for non-profits and social enterprises to promote their cause while earning extra money. is a online print-on-demand service that allows users to upload images to the site in order to create any of hundreds of different products,…

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Four Green Products For Eco-Friendly Indoor Gardening

10 December 2010 by

Planting a vegetable garden is a great way to save money on grocery bills, enjoy fresh, healthy, and delicious foods, and reduce your carbon footprint, but across much of the United States, the growing season is short – as little as two months in some parts of the Mountain West. Preserving food can help, but…

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