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A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights
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You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?
April 14, 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
This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg

This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg

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Josh Tetrick wants to remake the food industry from the bottom up, starting with the traditional egg.
April 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
'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
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
BrusselKale: The Trendiest Superfood of All?

BrusselKale: The Trendiest Superfood of All?

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Two trendy vegetables have united to create a hip hybrid that may be the next big thing in food.
March 17, 2014 in Lifestyle
Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

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Of all the people and companies that Frank Ocean could attack, the usually PR-friendly Chipotle would not have been our first bet.
March 11, 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
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

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Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
February 18, 2014 in Startup Financing
Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

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Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.
February 18, 2014 in Advertising
We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger

We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger

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More than 87,000 people including celebs such as Ellen DeGeneres and Pamela Anderson have signed a petition asking McDonald's for a McVeggie.
January 31, 2014 in Franchises
Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

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The burrito chain is releasing a four-part comedy series on Hulu next month that offers a satirical take on industrial farming.
January 27, 2014 in Advertising
Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

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To get a sense for what it's like starting up environment-friendly and social ventures today, we reached out to three founders based out of NYC's Green Spaces incubator.
January 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
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
This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

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In places where access to electricity and other infrastructure is far from guaranteed, this system aims to sterilize the grimy bits.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

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HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she’s gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business.
December 10, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

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Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
November 5, 2013 in Sales
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

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Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
October 31, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony

How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony

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Doing good just for the sake of saying you are won't help you run a more socially responsible business. Here are three key considerations.
October 24, 2013 in Managing Employees
First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

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Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
October 17, 2013 in Branding
How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

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Mike Diamond (aka the Beastie Boys' Mike D), celebrity chef Sam Talbot and designer/hotelier Robert McKinley address the continuing needs of the economically devastated New York beach community by transitioning their Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck from a relief effort into a sustainable business and mentoring program.
September 19, 2013 in Profiles
Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

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A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.
August 6, 2013 in Business Management

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

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The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
July 19, 2013 in Business Management

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