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Ogami Makes Tree-Free Paper

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Italian company uses a revolutionary process to produce paper from stone

There are plenty of paper notebook offerings that make use of recycled materials or paper from sustainably-harvested trees. But Milan-based company Ogami takes eco-minded print materials to another level with a collection of notebooks that bypass trees altogether. Called Repap (yes, smartypants, that's paper spelled backwards), the Ogami-innovated paper makes use stone instead of wood. The......read more

Youngster's Recycling Business Lauded by City Hall

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10-year-old eco-entrepreneur Vanis Buckholz helms a successful recycling company

At an age when most kids are just learning to not pick their noses and eat it, Vanis Buckholz is running a business with an eye on helping not only the planet but also the less fortunate folks in the community. The 10-year-old from Corona del Mar, CA is the CEO of My ReCycler, which collects recyclable waste for delivery to the local recycling plant. Launched when he was only 7, My ReCycler......read more

Alter Eco: Arbor Skateboards

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Santa Monica skate company brings sustainability to the streets

A tuned-in skate shop owner in Santa Monica boils down the basic tenets of the SHFT philosophy - that we need to bring sustainability to culturally relevant places. And that today's youth will gravitate towards green living when it's presented to them in the context of what they do in their every day lives. We think he's right, and Arbor Skateboards nails it on both counts....read more

ClimateCounts.org iPhone App

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Discover an iPhone App that allows you to score a company's initiatives toward reversing climate change

Get the official Climate Counts app for FREE! If you are serious about supporting global climate change, put your dollars to work by supporting the right companies. We can’t change our climate overnight, but we can make a difference every time we shop by voting with our dollars! Here’s how it works. We analyze companies, and our ranking scale tells you how well the company is addressing......read more

Energy-Saving GreenCam Automatically Shuts Off Your Monitor

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Brazilian company develops eco-smart app that saves energy during quick breaks at work

Most of us spend most of our days on computers, which require no small amount of electricity to run for hours. That being the case, you'd think we would be diligent about shutting off our monitors or putting our computers in sleep mode when we take a break. But we're all guilty of leaving them on from time to time. Enter GreenCam, a free PC app that automatically turns off the user's monitor......read more

They Might Be Giants "Electric Car"

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Brooklyn sustainable furniture company launches new line crafted from an iconic material — reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk.

Animal friends going for a ride in a green vehicle is never a bad thing, in our opinion. Brooklyn's Tiny Inventions delivers the goods with a fun and fantastic multimedia interpretation of They Might Be Giants' "Electric Car". ...read more

Billionaire-Backed Company Unveils Asteroid Mining Plans

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Planetary Resources looks to expand our resource base to include the solar system

In a press release that reads like sci-fi writing, a startup called Planetary Resources announced plans to identify, explore, tag, and finally mine asteroids for materials ranging from precious metals to water. The audacious venture is an attempt to locate and exploit a sustainable resource supply for  Earth's ever-growing population. "Many of the scarce metals and minerals on Earth are in......read more

Rewriting the Future of Paper

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With its market evaporating, a responsible paper company finds new uses for pulped wood

With more and more of us reading things on digital screens, the future of paper looks very bleak indeed. While trees around the world breathe a cautious sigh of relief, the paper industry is trying to find ways to change its fortune. At Fast Company, Ariel Schwartz informs us about a joint venture between Domtar (a paper company focused on environmental responsibility) and FP......read more

Upcycled Bikes by Starling & Hero

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Busted down bikes given new life by South African company

Okay, so we know that biking is the most eco-friendly mode of transport. But what's the most eco-friendly form of bike? Starling & Hero have your answer. The South African startup restores is building a business on restoring old, beat-up bikes into beautiful cruisers and racers.  Starling & Hero founder Emile Kotze scours thrift stores, garage sales, and friends' basements for......read more

Boxed Water Is Better

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Michigan company hawks a green(er) alternative to bottled water

Sometimes, to think outside the box you gotta think within it. Such is the case with Boxed Water Is Better, a Michigan startup that has created a sustainable alternative to the eco-abomination known as bottled water. Company founder Benjamin Gott calls his venture "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."  Boxed Water's......read more

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