The Power Forest

In the course of writing a book about what free-living animals learn from each other, I find myself on the Tambopata River in southeast Peru. The nearest town is Puerto Maldonado but from there the trip is all upriver. Wheeled vehicles are useless in this forest, and there are none. The surrounding forest has been officially protected with designations of national reserve and national park. Perhaps the strangest thing is that while it takes very special skills for humans

Starbucks’ ‘Upstanders’ Returns to Share Stories of Real People Effecting Extraordinary Change

Starbucks is harnessing the power of new media to highlight the efforts being made by real people across the United States to effect positive changes in their communities. The coffee giant has brought back its Upstanders original series for a second season, which features stories of ordinary people showing extraordinary courage. The series was written and produced by Howard Shultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks; and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Starbucks

SAP Ariba Takes Aim at Forced Labor with Supplier Risk Management Tool

Despite the attention the issue has received in the past decade, child labor and modern slavery are still prevalent across the world and in many corporate supply chains. The figures are stark – the United Nations estimates that 168 million children are victims of child labor across the world, while the Global Slavery Index estimates that 45.8 million people are enslaved. Eliminating child labor and modern slavery will require dedicated action from the entire business world. SAP Ariba is well positioned to lead on this. Its products already connect over two million buyers and sellers around the world, with over $1 trillion in transactions. “That’s more than 2.3 times

All-New Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Case (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Charcoal Black

Slim, form-fitting fabric case perfectly fits your all-new Fire HD 8 and provides front and back protection at home or on the go. Easy to attach and remove, the cases are integrated with a magnetic closure to ensure your cover stays shut while on the go, and automatically puts your Fire tablet to sleep when […]

Re-Teck Harnesses C2C Business Model to Revolutionize Tech, Slash E-Waste

As circular business models begin to gain steam, a new strategic service is helping companies in the technology, electronics and telecom sectors uncover new ways to reuse, remanufacture and recover technological devices, while simultaneously turning costs into profits. Dallas and San Francisco-based Re-Teck provides companies with Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) technology and engineering expertise to rethink the way products are designed, manufactured, sold and repurposed

As Cobalt Declines, Demand-Growth Rises by 500 Percent

Circular initiatives may be on the rise, but an impending commodity crisis for cobalt indicates that we still haven’t learned our lesson as far as resource depletion is concerned. The ferromagnetic metal is primarily used in the preparation of magnetic, wear-resistant and high-performance alloys and is a critical component of batteries designed for electric vehicles, laptops, smartphones and a host of other electronics. And we’re running out. The super metal has run at a surplus for years, but with growing demand for electric vehicles and

Big Oil Faces Big Trouble in the Amazon

By Andy Rowell We have known for years that the days of finding easy oil outside the Middle East are over. It means that the oil industry has to go into fragile ecological areas like the Arctic or exploit dirty unconventionals like the tar sands or shale gas. Or the industry can go deep

TP-Link Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere, Works w/ Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant (HS100)

Control electronics from anywhere using your tablet or smartphone with the HS100 Smart Plug. Turn devices on/off, check status, create schedules and set timers using the Kasa App. Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are […]

ARUP, BAM Explore Circular Economy Benefits for Built Environment in New Report

Discussion surrounding circular business models (CBMs) is often focused on manufacturing, packaging and consumer goods where significant change is already underway, yet closed-loop systems have the potential revolutionize the built environment. In an effort to spark conversation about circularity and highlight the benefits the concept can offer to the field, ARUP and Royal BAM Group (BAM) have

Nintendo New 3DS XL Special Edition: Lime Green (Amazon Exclusive)

THE NEXT DIMENSION IN ENTERTAINMENT The New Nintendo 3DS XL system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. Take 3D photos, connect with friends, and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear […]

Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Small. Strong. Smart. Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Tap. Talk. Tunes. Discover and enjoy music, all in one place. Just […]

Changing the Culture of Excess [Packaging]

Some time ago I was on a business trip, and an acquaintance presented me with a box of cookies as a welcome gift. It was beautifully presented, featuring a large and beautifully intricate bow. I thanked my companion and expressed that I would open it later. Later in my hotel room and hungry for a snack, I pulled

Amazon Tap

Small. Strong. Smart. Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Tap. Talk. Tunes. Discover and enjoy music, all in one place. Just […]

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. Amazon Fire TV now brings you 4K Ultra High Definition streaming capability, giving you a best-in-class television experience with true-to-life picture quality when used with compatible 4K Ultra HD TVs—something Apple TV, and Chromecast don’t support. Your 4K […]

Instapark® Mercury27 27-watt Compact Foldable Solar-powered Battery Charger with 12V Output for Instapark Mars20S, Duracell Powerpack Series & Wagan Power Dome Series and Dual USB Ports for Apple iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Amazon Kindles, Android Smart Phones, Tablet Computers (27 Watts Foldable)

Converting virtually unlimited supply of solar power to much needed battery juice for your mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad and many, many more USB portable devices while you are on the go or there is a power outage or disaster strikes, the Instapark Mercury27 is a light and compact solar battery charger that […]

Amazon Virginia Solar Farm Approved For Construction

Amazon recently received final approval to begin construction of a 80 MegaWatt solar farm in Virginia’s Accomack County.  The farm, called “Amazon Solar Farm US East,” will be owned and developed by EPC Community Energy, and Amazon will buy the power generated through a power purchase agreement. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe revealed that the Virginia Amazon Virginia Solar Farm Approved For Construction was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

Amazon, LEGO Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.

Amazon, LEGO, BMW, Sanofi, Schneider Electric and Panera Bread have the best public perception for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute.The U.S. CSR RepTrak highlights the companies that have the best reputations for CSR among the U.S. public based on a survey conducted in Q1 2015.The list includes businesses from a wide

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of TV shows and movies, voice search, plus exclusive features like ASAP, it’s the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games, and more. What’s […]

Trending: HP, Other Tech Giants Making Huge Investments in Wind Energy

Technology giants are making strides towards a sustainable cloud: in the past two weeks, HP, Facebook and Amazon announced significant investments in wind energy.HP’s first utility-scale renewable energy purchase involves a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunEdison for 112 megawatts (MW) of wind energy, which will power 100 percent of its Texas

World Forest Problems Include Deadly Fragmentation

; When environmentalists, farmers, and loggers speak about forests, the discussion usually revolves around the issue of deforestation, which is one of the largest contributors to climate change. As James Ayre pointed out in a recent PlanetSave article, forest cover estimates are currently a subject of hot debate because a new satellite imaging study contradicts the World Forest Problems Include Deadly Fragmentation was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or

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