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Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products
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The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.
April 22, 2014 in Technology
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

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A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
April 18, 2014 in Technology
3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

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Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

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With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
April 10, 2014 in Business News
'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

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A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.
March 31, 2014 in Franchises
Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

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If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup.
March 31, 2014 in Lifestyle
The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

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Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

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Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

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What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.
March 18, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

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Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising.
March 18, 2014 in Franchises
Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole

Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole

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The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu.
March 5, 2014 in Franchises
Photos: Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
February 19, 2014 in Technology
Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

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A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil.
January 30, 2014 in News and Trends
Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?

Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?

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Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchisees are joining together on an unlikely issue: our nation's fuel supply.
January 28, 2014 in Franchises
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

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One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
January 27, 2014 in News and Trends
How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry

How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry

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As McDonald's promises to buy 'verified sustainable' beef by 2016, the question remains -- what exactly is sustainable beef?
January 8, 2014 in Franchises
How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable

How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable

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"Clean tech" may not be the easiest sell. But startups in the sustainable technology sector offer the next wave of discoveries with potential for big returns.
December 18, 2013 in Financing
Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

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As the New York City Council's decision on the Styrofoam ban nears, Dart Container has offered an alternate solution.
November 25, 2013 in Franchises
3 Apps to Prepare Your Startup for Severe Weather

3 Apps to Prepare Your Startup for Severe Weather

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Use these helpful tools to track extreme conditions locally and afar.
October 8, 2013 in Apps & Software
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

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Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
September 26, 2013 in Franchises

Arctic Melting Won't Kill Your Business

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You may have read that the recent acceleration of Arctic melting will lead to $60 trillion in global economic losses. Don't believe it.
July 25, 2013 in Management & Operations
How to Better Run Your Business? Nature Knows

How to Better Run Your Business? Nature Knows

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A smoothly run business is a lot like an ecosystem. Here are four ways to learn from nature to better manage your business.
June 26, 2013 in Business Management
Obama's Climate-Change Initiatives Expected to Support Cleantech Entrepreneurs

Obama's Climate-Change Initiatives Expected to Support Cleantech Entrepreneurs

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The President unveils a set of executive actions Tuesday that aim to cut carbon pollution and prepare the U.S. for extreme weather changes.
June 25, 2013 in Innovation

Report: Green Business Leads to a Greener Bottom Line

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A new survey reveals green products and services give small businesses a competitive advantage.
June 7, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Tips on How to Make Your Supply Chain More Environmentally Friendly

Tips on How to Make Your Supply Chain More Environmentally Friendly

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A look at how Green Toys brought sustainability into business production.
April 22, 2013 in Business Management

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