Don’t Run or Walk, Sit for Something

When Jeremy Haberman left home to run a few errands with his family on another brisk Lake Nokomis morning, he wasn’t expecting another cause-related 5-kilometer walk and run to cross his path. His normal route was closed yet again. Frustrated, Haberman said to his wife, “You know what I’m going to do?  I’m going to […]

Hybrid Value Chain: Opening New Markets to For-Profits and Social Enterprises

The following is an excerpt from an article at, a social entrepreneurship and innovation blog. When local citizen groups in Mexico convinced Amanco, a large producer of water-conveyance products, to team up and support under-served small farmers, they created a new irrigation technology market worth about $56 million a year and the farmers were […]

First North-Central Cleantech Open Attracts 55 Sustainability Innovators

On October 6, 2010, Cleantech and renewable energy entrepreneurs will meet at the North-Central Cleantech Open in Minneapolis, Minnesota to be judged on their solution to the green economy. “It’s like American Idol for clean technology companies,” says North Central Regional Director and Co-Founder Justin Kaster. Applicants are accepted from across the Midwest, including Minnesota, […]

Surf the Web, Better the World

You’re busy. You work for a living and when the 9-5 ends, you relax, have fun and do things that you care about (or, work more). You don’t always have time to give back as much as you want. changes all that. It’s an online social change community that strives to make it easy […]