Tag Archives: Women

Investing in “Impact” Businesses: Notes from a novice insider

This summer, between years in my graduate studies, I set out to help realize an increasingly collective vision for a cleaner, fairer economy that benefits marginalized communities.  My exploration led me to Jalia Ventures, where I got an insider perspective … Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneurs have a Role in Recessionary Recovery

In 2009, President Obama gave a rare shout-out to New Jersey-based social entrepreneur Alfa Demmellash, founder of Rising Tide Capital in Hoboken.  Rising Tide Capital serves small business owners and people considering starting a business by providing start-up and business … Continue reading

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Paupers to Partners: Co-Creation as New Framework for Base of Pyramid

Reposed from TriplePundit.com: 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of the equally venerated and vilified concept of “Base of the Pyramid” first proposed in an academic paper by then business academic CK Prahalad.  The concept gained considerable steam in business circles … Continue reading

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SustainACTIVITY: Vintage styles and clothing swaps

This one is for the style junkies out there.  Here’s a video highlighting a Chicago-based vintage stylist… shown on  SoulofGreen.com, from Conscious Living TV on Vimeo. Although it’s nothing new to folks who have lived frugally on the clothing side, … Continue reading

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How can we define “environmental justice”?

Majora Carter is a super charged environmental justice advocate who’s work is akin revolutionizing city planning, access to green services, and the use of public space in the South Bronx. What a guiding light. If you have not seen her … Continue reading

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Women: Keepers of the seed

I have always agreed that those most affected by disasters must be at the table to solve them.  So, I take to heart stories of women’s leadership when it comes to demonstrating good stewardship of the land and its resources.  … Continue reading

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Ethnology of Backpacking

I haven’t done much backpacking in my life, or international travel for that matter.  My backpacking has been of the studious girl-with-too-much-to-carry variety.  But having visited India and now Costa Rica, I have begun to familiarize myself with the other … Continue reading

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