Eliza Somsel commented on An Innovation That Cares for the World: What a cool story! Demeter clearly understands that they are in the business of providing clean and safe spaces free of pests and harmful chemicals--more companies can use that same logic to improve business and the environment.
Eliza Somsel commented on Solving Problem, Growing Business: BSI has developed a great program that allows them to expand their business in the region AND provided significant benefit to the community that is clearly needed. Great story!
Eliza Somsel commented on Rebirth From Waste: It's great to see the importance of employees being involved in the change process highlighted in this innovation story! The company would not have had such success without such strong employee engagement.
Eliza Somsel commented on Royal Treatment & Back to Nature: I love the integration of culture and tradition into the Keraton's philosophy and products. This is a great example about how products we use daily can be used to drive flourishing.
Case Western Reserve University improves and enriches people's lives through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration, and education that dramatically engages our students.
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Fast Company recently highlighted Sustainer Homes, a Netherlands startup company who is turning used shipping containers into zero-impact housing. Sustainer Homes builds the world’s first fully off-grid, sustainable, and mobile container homes that require no sacrifices in living comfort. The startup uses cradle-to-cradle principles during construction as well. The container homes feature solar panels, windmills, and rainwater collection and filtration to produce all its own energy and water. Sustainer Homes is starting with homes, vacation homes, and offices, they hope to explore options of home care units, refugee shelters, homeless housing, and student housing in the future!
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a unique approach at giving formerly-incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry, while providing a support network necessary for a successful reentry. EDWINS goals is to enhance the community of Cleveland’s vulnerable neighborhoods by providing its future leaders. Their mission is to teach a skilled trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for the hospitality industry and prepare students for a successful transition into the world of business professionals.
"Our belief is that we can change the face of reentry across the world."
The iShack Project in South Africa is a social enterprise that uses solar electricity to show how slums can be incrementally upgraded in a sustainable and socially just way. The project trains locals to install and maintain the solar systems and to market the service to their communities. The project not only improves living conditions with clean, safe, and affordable energy, but it also unlocks a range of social and economic benefits and development opportunities for the communities.
Bureo reduces plastic pollution in the ocean by collecting and recycling fish nets and turning them in to skateboards and sunglasses. Check our their website to see how many square ft of fishing nets they have recycled to date! http://www.bureoskateboards.com