Solving Environmental and Development Issues Through Technology

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief In remote villages, where children and adults alike suffer from anemia (lack of iron in the bloodstream), the trick was to find a waste-free solution to dietary supplements. Small plastic packages filled with minerals are often used as a remedy, but this leaves a bunch of trash that doesn’t degrade. Instead, […]

Peeking into the Future at Biosphere 2

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief In an otherwise unassuming small town lies a scientific wonder of the sci-fi sort. Oracle, Arizona is home to Biosphere 2, and holds a history that seems as though it should be the setting of a thrilling science fiction movie. Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a tour of […]

Sustainability Tips

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer A few tips to be more sustainable in your everyday life: Less Paper I know, we have been hearing this one since grade school, but it is still an essential piece of being more sustainable. If you are presenting, don’t print a copy of a slideshow or pamphlet for all […]

The Undeniable Shift Toward Sustainable Business

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer  In this day and age, social issues run rampant in our society and recent news. These issues include a variety of subject matters from climate change to sexual harassment to labor rights. And people are beginning to take action! This action can be seen, especially in social media, with: #metoo […]

The Difficulties of Doing Sustainability

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor Late last year, I was invited to participate in a workshop hosted by my Alma Mater, ASU’s School of Sustainability (SOS). The workshop brought together people who had, in various ways, proven their chops as sustainability professionals and ‘change agents,’ and our goal was to bring our collective expertise and brainpower […]

Adventures in Translation

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor; and Brian Adams, Guest Writer Over winter break, I took a trip down to Costa Rica to explore buying a trout farm in the mountains and setting up a Sustainability Education Center. I was working with locals and ex-pats, landowners and businesspeople. It was my first real international business experience, and […]

Net Impact: Defining B-Corp Certification

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Are you interested in a career path connecting social change to profitable business ventures? If yes, then hopefully you’ve already begun exploring the world of social enterprises and the impact-driven missions that define their organizational charters while at the same time promoting social and environmental initiatives on a global scale. […]

Those Who Do It Different: Coopedota Coffee

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By Chris Barton, staff writer In the Mountains of central Costa Rica, high above the San Jose and sometimes even above the clouds, lies the Dota Valley. The valley is shallow, its sides alternating between gently sloping, bucolic fields and steep, dense forest. The people who live in Dota look upon the valley from all […]

TRINA SOLAR, CHINA: The Largest Solar Module Manufacturer

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer The solar power market is characterized by evolving technologies and standards that led to improved features, such as more efficient and higher power output, improved aesthetics, and smaller size panels. Trina Solar (TS) has been very successful in all these aspects, and thus achieved an unprecedented success in the solar […]

Those ‘Under the Dome’ Live Different Lives

By: Gloria Liu, Staff Writer For the first time in 14 years since 2000, the NASDAQ index went over 5,000 on Monday, March 2. Also for the first time in China, dozens of eco-technology stocks soared above ten percent (the upper limit of a stock increase). It seems that technology is booming all over the […]