California breaks record and creates solar power for 6 million homes in one day

Last Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that California produced electricity for 6 million homes with its solar power. The record-breaking number is nearly twice that of what it produced two years ago and is only counting the electricity proouduced at power plants, not on individual houses.  The rooftops are reported to produce another 50% of that number… Lire la suite California breaks record and creates solar power for 6 million homes in one day

Patagonia introduces world’s first neoprene-free wetsuit line

VENTURA, California. (November, 16 2015) – Patagonia will introduce the world’s first neoprene-free, wetsuits made with plant-based material for Fall 2016 – a groundbreaking innovation that doubles down on the company’s initial entry into natural rubber last year with another industry first and expands Patagonia’s Yulex offering from two to 21 wetsuits for men, women… Lire la suite Patagonia introduces world’s first neoprene-free wetsuit line

Mark Zuckerberg sells $95 Million worth of Facebook shares for charity

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking steps toward fulfilling his promise to donate 99 percent of his Facebook stock to charity. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan made their first cash infusion into their for-profit charitable group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). On Wednesday and Thursday they sold 767,905 shares they had transferred to the organization, which was worth… Lire la suite Mark Zuckerberg sells $95 Million worth of Facebook shares for charity

The ‘Uber’ of food delivery has sent 1,000 unsold meals to people that need them

« Millions of Americans are starving while billions of dollars of food are being thrown in the dumpster, » say the creators of Unsung, the app that gets unsold food to those that need it. In fact, $500 billion worth of food is thrown away every year in the United States.  This is horrendous and a serious slap… Lire la suite The ‘Uber’ of food delivery has sent 1,000 unsold meals to people that need them

Beards boost to high street as growing interest in grooming has seen increase in shops

A boom in the popularity of beards is helping to boost the economy, a study shows. Personal grooming salons are opening at a rate of 12 a week as more men grow bushy ‘hipster’ beards and women copy the latest styles from reality TV. Some 626 barbers and beauty salons opened around the country last year,… Lire la suite Beards boost to high street as growing interest in grooming has seen increase in shops

Creating the building blocks for tackling ocean waste

“It’s all about timing,” says Gregor Gomory, CEO of ByFusion, a startup he believes is about to take advantage of a “perfect storm” brewing as the world wakes up to the enormous problem of plastic waste filling up our oceans. In the throes of developing a process for creating construction blocks out of straw bales – and… Lire la suite Creating the building blocks for tackling ocean waste

Maya Pedal : the center of bicycle technology

Maya Pedal is a Guatemalan NGO based in San Andrés Itzapa. We accept bikes donated from the USA and Canada which we either recondition to sell, or we use the components to build a range of « Bicimaquinas », (pedal powered machines). Pedal power can be harnessed for countless applications which would otherwise require electricity (which may… Lire la suite Maya Pedal : the center of bicycle technology

Un magasin où tout est gratuit à Montréal

Une boutique Zérodollar a ouvert il y a un mois dans l’arrondissement de Saint-Léonard. Elle aurait déjà permis d’écouler près de 2000kg d’articles usagés malgré les critiques qu’elle suscite. Pour dégoter les meilleures aubaines, les premiers clients font déjà la file 30 minutes avant l’ouverture du commerce de la rue Valdombre. «Au début, les gens… Lire la suite Un magasin où tout est gratuit à Montréal

Warinwald : des produits naturels d’entretien de la barbe fabriqués à Malartic, en Abitibi

Un jeune homme de 22 ans de Malartic a développé des produits naturels pour l’entretien de la barbe. Soudeur de formation, Maxime Garneau a flairé la bonne affaire avec le retour en force de la barbe et l’intérêt croissant des hommes pour les soins qui s’y rattachent. Il confectionne des huiles et des baumes pour… Lire la suite Warinwald : des produits naturels d’entretien de la barbe fabriqués à Malartic, en Abitibi

Une entreprise dévoile une batterie en graphène chargée en 15 minutes

Le fabricant chinois Dongxu Optoelectronics a conçu une batterie de téléphone en graphène, qui se charge de dix à vingt fois plus vite que celles en lithium-ion. Ça commence maintenant à faire quelques années que le potentiel du graphène, découvert en 2004, nous promet monts et merveilles technologiques, à commencer par la résolution définitive du… Lire la suite Une entreprise dévoile une batterie en graphène chargée en 15 minutes