Home Care Assistance, in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation plans to plant 5,000 trees in 2017 to promote a healthy environment and honor its present and former clients. Trees will be planted in the Tahoe National Forest in California and Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.
Blue Moon Box is a start-up business that brings a new box full of science, technology, engineering, and math educational tools to your door every month to entertain and inform impressionable young students.
Nine-year old Mikaila Uhner of Sugar Land, Texas expects to sell 140,000 bottles of her BeeSweet lemonade with lemon this year. Whole Foods has now picked her lemonade to sell in 32 of its stores.
Designer Matt Manos devotes half his time to business customers and half to social entrepreneurs. He claims entrepreneurs do not focus enough on issues that will confront mankind in the future.
The Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition will award $10,000 to the winning contestant and another $10,000 in runner-up awards. The entrepreneur competition has been established by The Nature Conservancy in collaboration with Enterprise for Equity, Pinchot University’s Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, and the Taala Fund. It is also funded in part by a USDA Rural Business Development Grant.
Engineers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a computer program that is able to accurately predict how much electricity a small scale hydro power installation will produce now and in the future, even if local data is unavailable.
The WindAid Institute missed its Kickstarter goal, but you can still donate directly to this important non-profit dedicated to teaching people about the benefits of renewable energy.