Dell Honored as Circular Economy Pioneer at Davos

Dell, the IT company that aims to leave “a legacy of good”, has been leading the way toward more sustainable packaging in the tech industry, starting with its own, and partnering with organizations such as Goodwill for its e-waste collection program, but a recent award focuses on Dell’s contribution to the circular economy. At the recent Circular Economy Awards in Davos, Switzerland (an annual event that recognizes those individuals and enterprises making notable contributions in driving forward the circular economy…

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Ford’s Ride Sharing Concept Hints at the Future of Collaborative Mobility

When a large established company makes an earnest effort to reinvent its relevance to the market, by focusing on its strengths and responding to the changing needs of their customer base, interesting things can happen. Big automakers such as Ford, arguably the most well-known car brand in the history of the US, beginning from the all-American success story of its founder’s assembly lines, are now redefining their focus to include a stronger emphasis on technology and personal mobility, and with…

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Long-Distance Ridesharing App Helps Find a Seat or Fill One For Roadtrips

Editor’s Note: Uh-oh! Looks like Coride is now defunct. Check out our post about 15 best apps for rideshare and carshare apps here on Green Living Ideas instead! Instead of driving alone on your next long-distance trip, this ridesharing app and network can help you find a like-minded traveling partner willing to share a ride, and the costs, with you. The rise in local ridesharing services and on-demand cars help add to our transportation options, and can be a great…

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Local Food Hub Software Offers Comprehensive Custom-Branded Platform

Over the last decade or so, we’ve seen a huge rise in the awareness in consumers of the importance of supporting local farmers and growers, and an accompanying surge of chefs and restaurants getting on board by buying and preparing more locally grown and produced foods, which has been a big factor in the success of many small farms and markets. But that interest in local food, and the market opportunities it opened up, didn’t happen overnight, in large part…

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Does the Farm to Table Movement Really Help Small Farmers?

With the growing emphasis on serving locally grown and produced food in restaurants, the farm to table movement seems like it would be a big positive influence on small farmers, but is that really the case? If you read any of the inspiring stories of small farmers and food producers that have found the right market for their products, you’d probably be tempted to answer yes, but it’s not an easy question to resolve, and we may end up with…

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Sharing Economy Advisory Network Formed to Identify Regulatory Challenges

The emerging sharing economy, which includes not just peer-to-peer sharing, but on-demand rentals of many items that have historically been owned by an individual rather than shared, such as cars, bicycles, office space, houses, etc., has quite the potential as a gamechanger in the coming years. Using the sharing economy framework, individuals, businesses, and organizations can avoid the cost of ownership for items that are only used occasionally, while also potentially profiting from sharing those items they do own. And…

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One answer to food deserts might be this innovative greenhouse system

A group of environmentally conscious entrepreneurs wants to bring fresh, local, organic food to backyards and communities around the world, and they’re doing it with a specially designed greenhouse system described as a “self-contained, year-round, all-natural grocery store.” The lifePOD system is a moveable greenhouse structure with a full array of complementary growing technologies that allows for hydroponic, aquaponic, and aeroponic growing, and can be used year-round to produce local food in quantities to feed many people, especially those in…

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The real power of Bitcoin is as a new kind of payment network

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as an alternative currency, but as Ezra Klein of Vox explains, the real revolution of Bitcoin is as a new kind of payment network, and one that’s outside the conventional ‘big profit’ networks with loads of restrictions on them. And as an open technology network, it could be a “hot bed” for innovation, able to be used by anyone, for free, and serve to build a new…

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Book a Private Space to Work or Relax with Breather

When you’re away from your office or home, but need a quiet and private space to get some work done, or a place to relax and recharge before your next appointment, a new service could help you find a comfortable and well-equipped spot to grab some peace and quiet. If you need a temporary space in the city to be more productive during your day, or to hold a meeting in, or even to catch a quick nap and charge…

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