Legends surround the 800 year old University. Students claim the statues rearrange themselves at night; they claim the halls are haunted; and many swear the headless ghost of Archbishop William Laud lives in the St John's Library. There is one legend, however, that is backed up by facts: the University is home to countless Unicorns. Not all these Unicorns have one horn and travel on rainbows. A Unicorn is a company valued over $1 billion, as defined [...]
Green business is more than just a trend -- it’s a profitable model that can be great for companies, customers, and a changing planet. Today, many businesses are implementing sustainable ideas into the core of their practices and philosophies to great benefit. There are many smart ways businesses can adopt greener strategies and witness positive results. While many remain skeptical, sustainable business practices have been shown time and time again to spur innovations that yield big returns. [...]
From the hunting and gathering of prehistoric humans to today’s fast food utopia, the items we purchase, prepare, eat and digest seem like a safe staple of life, unlikely to be more radical than the occasional dragon sushi roll. Unfortunately, this won’t be the case forever: experts believe that food as we know it is unsustainable long-term. Personally, I’m all for fresh and natural nutrition. This already is seeing troubles of its own, with the rise of [...]
Since 2012, when the Green Investment Bank (GIB) was inducted by Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable, the GIB has invested £2.3 billion in public funds with a total value of over £10 billion, many in non-domestic energy efficiency, waste and offshore wind sectors. Those public funds and the restrictions that come with them may be cause for a step towards other money-generating methods. Last summer, UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid expressed intentions to privatize Scottish-based Green [...]
As you may have read in the news last month, a tiny town in North Carolina called Woodland rejected new solar panel installation, citing concerns that it would suck up the sun’s energy. Unsurprisingly, this particular claim was ripe for ridicule -- after all, that solar panels harm photosynthesis is little more than a conspiracy theory. But in this particular detail, the larger point -- that sustainability may need help toward its path to ubiquity -- was [...]
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Photo: Mattwalker69 via Flickr. When it comes to innovation, green technology is poised to turn the energy industry on its head. More companies than ever today are pioneering sustainable technology (also known as cleantech), setting the stage for environmentally conscious energy consumption across the globe. Some nations are better incubators for green innovation than others. In these locations, entrepreneurs have the ability to dip their toes in the cleantech pool, or even dive head first to make [...]