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09.14.10

Smart Poop: pet waste powers streetlight

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, even your dog’s poop is smart. The Boston enclave, better known as home to such esteemed landmarks as Harvard and MIT, now lays claim to dog parks that use dog waste to power lampposts.…

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09.13.10

eBay tests out reusable boxes

Every spring, eBay hosts an Innovation Expo that invites eBay employees, from every department and level of the organization, to develop prototypes for new products and breakthrough innovations. This year, more than 250 employees on nearly 80…

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09.08.10

PepsiCo Leads on “Water Stewardship”

Last year, PepsiCo became one of the first companies to publicly recognize the human right to water. The food and bev giant has committed to providing access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by 2015…

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09.03.10

Brands: Ikea to sell “second-hand furniture”

According to Ikea’s CEO, Anders Dalhvig, “there’s no longer any doubt about whether taking environmental and social concerns seriously is good for business.” They’ve banned plastic bags, power many of their stores with the help of renewable energy

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08.30.10

Reading between the lines: E-Reader vs Paper Book?

Every so often, the e-media vs. paper-media debate flares up again. We’ve covered it a few times on this blog, including a One Degree TV clip of our conversation with Brad Robertson of GannettLocal.…

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08.26.10

Brands: Proctor & Gamble’s sustainable packaging

In the late 1980′s, Kelly LeBrock starred in a series of Pantene print and television ads* with the slogan, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.” We didn’t. And now Proctor & Gamble, which makes Pantene, could run with “Don’t…

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