Speakeasy: Jeffrey Hollender at Wanderlust Squaw Valley

What is Jeffrey Hollender up to these days?

Jeffrey Hollender is the author of 7 books, a serial eco-entrepreneur, co-chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, and teaches at NYU. He may be best known for his role in co-founding Seventh Generation, one of the pioneers of greener and healthier household cleaning products. Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Mr. Hollender at the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Squaw Valley, CA, where he gave a talk for the “Speakeasy” sessions offered at Wanderlust. I also asked…

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eco-entrepreneur competition

Entrepreneur Competition Will Award $20,000 In Prizes

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.

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Mobile tech empowers residential energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is, hands-down, the most effective way for us to get to a low or no carbon future. According to an analysis by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (see above), it’s the absolute cheapest source of energy, by a 3 to 1 margin, that we can explore. It’s (relatively) easy, it’s inexpensive, and the technology is proven and effective already. Yet the industry remains nascent. Part of the challenge is that people are unaware of the opportunities. In terms of greening a…

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1st Electric Car Highlights From 1st Cleantech Revolution Tour Conference

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to come to our Leipzig conference or another future event). But I did spend essentially the whole day going through some of the electric vehicle presentations in…

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Watly Uses Sun To Purify Water, Make Electricity, And Provide Internet

Watly is a 15 ton machine that can turn contaminated water from a river, ocean or even sewage into drinking water. In addition, it generates enough electricity to power digital devices and is a wifi hotspot one kilometer wide. Watly is designed to solve three major infrastructure needs — access to clean water, electricity to run electronic devices and internet connectivity. Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, 1.2 billion lack access to electricity, and…

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