Innovations

37 Innovations
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    The Grootbos Resort created a foundation to better the lives in their community. As well as, use sustainable&n...
      South Africa
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Grootbos is a great example of what a hotel in a tourist area can contribute to the community.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful story!
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    Daterra is an agribusiness company for the farming of premium quality coffee created through the efforts of CEO, Luis No...
      Brazil Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A wonderful story of a sustainable innovation that has significantly and holistically changed the coffee industry.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The founder of this company has always cared about sustainability. It shows through his passion for his company and his outcomes.
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    Eco Learning Camp or “Eco Camp” is the informal education place about environment where visitors can enjoy t...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a great example of how you can run a flourishing business by helping the communities (farmers), educating the students, improving welfare (suppliers and vendors of the business) and encouraging a new life style of green and healthy vegetarian way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This place sounds so beautiful!
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    Empress Green Inc, founded by husband and wife Asher Landis and Zaro Bates, is an urban farm consulting company currentl...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Deepa Aravind
      Deepa Aravind This innovation is a prime example of a potentially scalable innovation that could have a significant positive impact on the community, the environment, and the business!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This really has the potential to be scalable and change the way so many people get their food.
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    Ecosia is a search engine that raises money the same way any other search engine does: Ecosia displays adverti...
      Germany Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great story about an unusual and creative innovation!
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad What an amazing idea for something many people use everyday!
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    Les Jardins de Chivrageon is a sustainable micro-farm created by Raphaël, a freshly graduated cook who is passionat...
      Switzerland
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Nadene Canning
      Nadene Canning A sustainable micro farm with a wide variety of products that no other farmer was offering in the region between Morges and Nyon, in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder With a little land and a lot of gumption, it's possible to do well by doing good.
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    The transformation of the post industrial peat harvesting landscape in order to create a facility that would benefit the...
      Ireland
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a beautiful story about a company that is making up for past pollution by doing something innovation and great for society and all life on land!
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    Ecoware’s innovation of using pulp of agricultural waste such as sugarcane bagasse, birchwood and cornstarch-based...
      India
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A fascinating look at a company introducing a wonderfully sustainable product!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter If more companies were to replicate this model, we could eliminate the waste from plastic cutlery completely.
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    Syngenta is a biotechnology firm that produces agrochemicals and seeds. The "Good Growth Plan", implemented by the ...
      Canada
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Syngenta is a great example of how a large company can instill 'Good Growth' principles across its workforce and embed sustainability in all of its operations.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Syngenta makes agricultural products to feed a growing globe.
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    RUR offers end to end sustainable and decentralized waste management solutions. RUR strives to sensitize and educate cit...
      India
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Shiji Lyndon
      Shiji Lyndon RUR is an exempler in waste management, which is the need of the hour for cities like Mumbai.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus RUR is a role model providing waste management solutions by showing a measurable positive impact to the environment.
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    Implementation of waste reduction policies and processes in the workplace Member of Sustainable Salons Australia, whi...
      Australia
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Koto Hair and Sustainable Salons Australia are an excellent example of sustainability practice applied to the hair salon industry. In reviewing this submission, I learnt how Australian hair is being used as 'hair booms' to clean up ocean oil spills. Fantastic!
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It is heartening to know that sustainable practices are filtering down into industries, with enterprises such as Sustainable Salons Australia serving the salon industry. Koto hair not only attends to their waste management, they also have other practices...  more
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    R. Landscapes is a privately owned landscape architecture business investing time and energy into sourcing materials fro...
      Australia
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi The more examples of ethical and sustainable landscaping the better for transforming industry practices.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato This business is making the use of landscaping materials less linear and more circular.
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    Taos Ski Valley believes in a commitment to the sustainability of their community and surrounding region.  These va...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story about a ski resort really trying to become less unsustainable, and ultimately flourishing. Interesting how this can really differentiate them as a ski destination.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It takes all companies to make a different - from big corporations to local ski resorts. This ski resorts efforts are a great example for what other companies need to be doing.
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    Based on study published in the journal Science led by Jenna Jamback from the University of Georgia released on 2010, In...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Honestly, I like innovation like the story tell us. as human, we should find solution for the problem that we made, including waste problem caused by plastic.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby I hope Enviplast may increase their production scale with empowering the cassavas farmers and shared the technology with them so the spread of this environmentally safe container will replaced the conventional plastic bags in few years trough out indonesia....  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Plastic bags are typical of waste that contributes so much problem to the environment due to their easyness and availability in the community. They are so simple and cheap so that most of people never think the impact for the environment. I wish that this...  more
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    TreeShirts is an online clothing retailer that plants one tree in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil for each shirt sold. The...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Similar to the Tom's Shoes 'one for one' model, this business provides much needed trees to combat deforestation, one tree for every t-shirt sold.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's delightful to read about a social enterprise started in a university class that has gone on to continued success beyond the end of the term. While some enterprises donate a portion of proceeds, this company goes farther by planting a tree for every sale.
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    iGrow Preserving Life Through Impactful Investment The name iGrow came from the expression “I Grow&rdqu...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya it's a breakthrough innovation like ITC Choupal in India has conducted to helping farmer through technology. Good story Ibu Leli
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    Koperasi Hutan Jaya Lestari (cooperative) was founded as a solution to eliminate illegal logging and...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
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    The way that farmers treat crop straws is quite simple: just burn them. Although the ash generated by burning of crop st...
      China
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane I love how this innovation addresses the needs of an often forgotten smaller scale market, that of small farmers in China (and potentially beyond). This is a scalable innovation and one worthy of consideration.
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes I agree with Beau's assessment. However, the story could be improved by interviewing one or more farmers who are actually using this innovation.
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    DeBaise Lawn Care has found a way to be profitable while benefiting their business and the environment. Stephe...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of a local company that gives back to the community in which it does business.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how the business supports the local community through both photography and lawn care.
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    Healing people (physically, mentally, and emotionally) through healthy eating that is delicious. Sustainable resource...
      China Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Demonstrating that healthy food sourced responsibly can be a sustainable business will encourage others to follow this model that is possible to replicate by many with meaningful impact on health and the environment.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a very inspiring story about how a man turned his life around and is aiming to help others become healthier and happier.