sustainability

The Hotaru compact shower can reuse the same five gallons of water for two weeks

The Hotaru compact shower holds five gallons of water and, according to the co-founders, a family of three can each take a five-minute, daily shower using the same five gallons of water for up to two

New Firm 1955 Capital Joins An $830 Million Sustainability Investment Wave

On the heels of last year's Paris climate change talks and multiple geopolitical and environmental crises there's a flood of new cash coming in to finance sustainable technologies and development in 2

The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so coo

The Real Reason We Should Be Thinking About Sustainability

“Sustainability” and “innovation” are two broad marketing terms used in conjunction so often that they’ve become almost meaningless. You’ll hear executives talking about how sustainability

Sustainable Development Goes Massively Online As EdCast Launches With Sustainability Expert Jeffrey Sachs

In the spring of 2015 thousands of students from universities around the world will participate in online negotiations under the tutelage of Jeffrey Sachs to draft a comprehensive treaty on climate ch

Efficient Engine Maker EcoMotors Buys A U.S. Factory

On the heels of a $200 million joint venture agreement with First Auto Works to build a factory in China, the motor technology developer EcoMotors has acquired manufacturing capacity in the U.S.

Accoya Uses Chemistry Trick To Detoxify Exterior Wood Treatment Process

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/accoya-wood-fence.jpg'> Most options for wood used in decks, outdoor furniture and siding are rarely entirely earth friendly, since they are

Playmatics Raises $1 Million To Make Reality-Based, Social Games

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/shadow_gov_logo.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Social and mobile gaming startup Playmatics attained a $1 million investment from several Swiss-base

Number Of U.S. Companies With Green Programs Increased 54 Percent In 2010

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0002/2592/22592v1-max-250x250.png"></img> The number of American businesses with formal green programs in place increased 54 percent last year

GoodGuide Rolls Out New Social Features

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/goodguide-beta.png" class="shot2"></img> Good Guide — the mobile app and website that helps people find products that measure up to their en

Sustainable Brand Setbacks: Tesla Roadsters Recalled, SunChips Packaging Shelved

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/tesla_roadster.png?w=300" alt="" title="Tesla Motors Roadster" width="300" height="181" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-229157" /></img>

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/living-planit-logo.png"> Steve Lewis wants to use data for good. His company, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/living-planit">Livin

Cisco and Living PlanIT Go Green With Sustainable City

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/livingplanit.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" /> Networking equipment maker Cisco intends to build a <a href="http://living-planit.com/