Popular Business & Policy
- Could Your Smartphone Power The Next Big Invention?
- Chase Ezell
Have you wondered if your old smartphone could used in another capacity? Used smartphones in good condition are affordable, adaptable and have a wide range of capabilities. Smartphones still have the capacity to capture, process, store and transfer data, with working features including an accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS, camera and display screen. And yet, the U.S. EPA estimates 135 million smartphones (or cellphones) are discarded each year, with only 11% being responsibly recycled as consumers… Read More
- Farming Goes High Tech With FarmLogs
- Kimberly Button
Farming crops and computer software engineering. Not two fields that you usually think of as symbiotic, huh? Yet the difference between having a bounty of tomatoes to choose from at the farmer's market and just a handful is often due to the type of data technology that farmers can access. That's where FarmLogs comes in. No, FarmLogs aren't campfire necessities for making s'mores. Far from it. FarmLogs is a data science company co-founded by 26-year-old Jesse Vollmar to help farmers bec… Read More
- Know Someone That Recycled 1 Million Tons Last Year? You Do Now.
- Chase Ezell
We see recycling bins in retail locations but have you ever wondered what happens once you place your recyclables in? Recycling management companies, many of which are working behind the scenes, ensure that retailers are maximizing their recycling efforts. On such company is Quest Resource Management Group. who knows a thing or two about waste reduction. Quest loves a challenge and thrives on finding new uses for things once thought of as ‘waste’. Organics, used cooking oil, meat and s… Read More
- Project TGIF - Inspiring Social Entrepreneur Turns Grease Into Fuel
- Madeleine Somerville
When a seventh-grader tells the world she has found a brilliantly simple way to solve not one but three big issues affecting her community, people sit up and pay attention. It should come as no surprise then that ever since twelve-year old Cassandra Lin presented a way to redirect waste, prevent costly sewer damage and provide support to local families struggling to heat their homes, her efforts have been garnering a lot of it. Lin is a brilliant young social entrepreneur who has demonstr… Read More
- Boycott, Buy Or Both? Buycott App Let's You Decide
- Chrystal Johnson
You have probably heard the statement, "Vote with your dollars," more than once - especially since the campaigns for GMO labeling began a few years ago. Many people live by this motto. Do you vote with your dollars? When you're first getting started, it can seem overwhelming to understand which brands you should avoid and which brands you should support. One of the main reasons it is so challenging is because so many brands we think are small brands are actually owned by so few mega-corporati… Read More