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Invasive Species Turned Economic Opportunity in Kenya

Water hyacinth is an extremely devastating invasive species in Kenya, choking the largest body of fresh water in Africa, Lake Victoria, but some proactive, inventive folks in the region have found ways to turn this destructive water weed into a useful resource. Via Danielle Nierenberg of our sister site EatDrinkBetter: “Water hyacinth is actually a […]

November 11th

IBM Uses Computer Hard Drives to Predict Earthquakes & Tsunamis

IBM has now developed an earthquake- and tsunami-tracking system using the sensors in your computer that could really save lives. This breakthrough could especially help in the case of tsunamis, since the information can travel fast enough to give people time to get out of a dangerous situation, but it can also be of great […]

November 2nd

Interview with Ecover CEO Michale Bremans

Jeff McIntire Strasburg of sustainablog recenty interviewed the CEO of Ecover, a company that sells eco-friendly household products. I’m a big fan of Ecover products, so thought I’d share news of this interview with you all. Head on over to sustainablog to Jeff’s interview with Michale “Mick” Bremans of Ecover. Related Stories: 1) Has Indoor Air […]

October 27th

Are Mushrooms the New Plastic? – Green Designer Eben Bayer [VIDEO]

The ecological evils of styrofoam ™ and styrene are well known…the ubiquitous packaging and insulation material constitutes nearly 25% of our landfill volume…it harms marine life…and, of course, since it’s not bio-compatible, the stuff will be hanging around for thousands of years… “We need new materials!” — Even Bayer, green designer But what if there […]

October 19th

TerraCycle a True Green Leader

President Bill Clinton got into the topic of trash at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative recently. It is an important topic. We create tremendous amounts of waste these days, and much of it could be used in a constructive way, rather than polluting our planet. While some companies are trying to be greener and minimize […]

October 12th

Green Business Blog Carnival #14

The Green Business Blog Carnival comes to Planetsave! Following up on Green Business Blog Carnival post #13, an excellent summary of green business news on Sustainablog (one of the Carnival’s co-founding sites), here’s the next edition of the Carnival for your surfing, reading, or eating pleasure (ok, nothing to eat here, sorry). The big business […]

September 10th