sustainability

  • GoodGuide Rolls Out New Social Features

    Good Guide — the mobile app and website that helps people find products that measure up to their environmental and social values — quietly rolled out new, social networking and product recommendation features this month. Groups of friends and colleagues can now follow each other via Good Guide, share product reviews, and either warn to avoid, or encourage one another to try… Read More

  • Sustainable Brand Setbacks: Tesla Roadsters Recalled, SunChips Packaging Shelved

    Advocates for environmentally sustainable business are having a rough week. Two products beloved by the movement, the Tesla Motors Roadster, an all-electric vehicle, and PepsiCo Frito-Lay’s SunChips, the snacks sold in biodegradable bags, are suffering setbacks. Tesla voluntarily recalled Roadster models 2.0 and 2.5 due to a fire risk… and PepsiCo Frito-Lay announced it would… Read More

  • Web Services for Mother Earth: Living PlanIT's Vision for Data-Driven Cities

    Steve Lewis wants to use data for good. His company, Living PlanIT, works with hundreds of partners to create sustainable cities and improve business and construction efficiency. Living PlanIT aims to bring high tech tools to the construction industry to help create sustainable, data-driven cities. We wrote about one such city in Portugal, where each building within the city will be able to… Read More

  • Cisco and Living PlanIT Go Green With Sustainable City


    Networking equipment maker Cisco intends to build a sustainable city in Portugal. The company will work with Living PlanIT, a startup focused on developing large-scale sustainable technologies. What will this city look like? For one thing, it’ll be wired with tens of millions of sensors providing real-time data to help manage common urban issues like traffic and crime. The… Read More