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Worldchanging Products – Interview with Samuel Harrington of Ecovative Design

Worldchanging Products – Interview with Samuel Harrington of Ecovative Design

The Full Program Worldchanging Products – Interview with Samuel Harrington of Ecovative Design from The Socio Capitalist on Vimeo. Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview

Au Naturale

Au Naturale

Let’s face it: we’re fat. You’re fat, I’m fat, our kids are fat, we’re all fat. Oh you’re not fat? Fine, you’re overweight. Oh you’re not overweight either? That’s because you’re underweight. Better carb up for winter, pipsqueak. In the best-case scenario, that one in a million chance that you could be the one person […]

Forbidden Medicine: The Future of Medicine?

Forbidden Medicine: The Future of Medicine?

Roland R. Griffiths and Charles S. Grob recently published an article in the December 2010 edition of Scientific American entitled, “Hallucinogens as Medicine,” in which they explore current mood-therapy research involving, among other substances, psilocybin as an anxiety cure for terminally ill cancer patients. Griffiths teaches psychiatry and neuroscience at [...]

A Real Biofuel Solution? Gevo, Inc Takes Sustainable Biofuels to a Practical Level.

A Real Biofuel Solution? Gevo, Inc Takes Sustainable Biofuels to a Practical Level.

Alternative Energy For Dummies We have all witnessed with disdain the struggles of renewable energy solutions in the past few years.  We’ve seen the advent of corn ethanol and some expensive and contradictory processes to utilize that resource.  We’ve watched wind farming develop whole schools for expanding the idea of big pinwheels driving our energy […]

The Value of Paper

The Value of Paper

Not long ago, most reading and writing was done on paper. But with a world full of computers, e-readers, smart phones, and tablets, many people are doing all of their reading on screens. There is no argument that electronic devices are more convenient, and with internet access, the scope of available information is limitless. However, […]

Think Outside the Bottle

Think Outside the Bottle

My dad has always wondered about bottled water.  He jokes that if he went to a bottled water factory, he’d probably find a guy out back filling thousands of bottles of water with a garden hose.  It’s funny ‘cause its true. According to Corporate Accountability International, 40% of bottled water comes from the same sources […]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Unveils Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Unveils Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. As a top health priority, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is creating bolder tobacco control strategies that will be sustained to effectively eliminate this epidemic. HHS cites that tobacco has caused more than 440,000 premature deaths in the last […]

China And Japan Grow Further Apart On Rare Earths

China And Japan Grow Further Apart On Rare Earths

Already strained relationships between Asian Superpowers China and Japan are being further deteriorated by the battle over rare earths. Rare earths are elements and metals whose value lie in alternative energy. They are important in the production of photovoltaic cells, wind turbine magnets, high-capacity battery tech, and fuel cells. Additionally, they are used in the […]

Sustainable Innovation: Open source patents may save the world or be the cause of its demise

Sustainable Innovation: Open source patents may save the world or be the cause of its demise

Imagine a world in which information is a limited resource. Imagine a world in which that resource was in short supply. Now think of a way to resolve the problem. Now implement that solution… oh wait, that solution has already been patented so you’re going to need to pay licensing rights to save the world. […]

Consumasaurus: The way of the dinosaur

Consumasaurus: The way of the dinosaur

I haven’t quite gotten over my 4th grade obsession with dinosaurs. Because of this complex, I name everything with the suffix of “asaurus.” Case in point. Consumasaurus – those who consume too many resources and are therefore paving the path toward their own self-extinction. Don’t be archaic. Regardless of your religious affiliation or impending fear […]