Meet the 11 startups accelerating change at VERGE Hawaii

May 2, 2018 by  
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Here are some of the greatest solutions you haven’t yet seen — but should.

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OLIO launches revolutionary food sharing app to reduce waste

December 26, 2017 by  
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OLIO  is an online app designed to reduce food waste through social networking . After creating an account, OLIO users can upload photos and descriptions of foods, such as extra vegetables, surplus canned goods, or leftover meals, that they wish to share. Since launching in the United Kingdom in early 2016, OLIO has gained 322,000 users, with more than 400,000 food transactions made on the app. A third of OLIO’s regular users are from low-income households. “[The food system] is clearly absolutely bonkers and needs to be fixed,” said OLIO co-founder Tessa Cook, who was inspired to create the app to deal with what she describes as “one of the biggest problems facing humanity today,” according to the Independent . One-third of all food produced globally is wasted, while in the United Kingdom, the average family discards £700 worth of food each year. Cook was inspired by one incident in which she sought to share leftovers on the street, but could not find someone. “I thought, this is perfectly delicious food . I know there is someone within 100 meters who would love it. The problem is they don’t know about it,” she said. Related: France is the world’s most sustainable food country When Cook realized there was no food-sharing app, she and Saasha Celestial-One, an American former investment banker, co-founded OLIO after raising £1.65 million (~$2.2 million) in investor funding. OLIO is now collaborating with cafes and supermarkets to reduce food waste , while positively impacting business and consumer behavior. Sharing apps like OLIO have highlighted the positive possibilities of a networked society. “These have made visible the kind of opportunity within all this stuff around us, and they can be really powerful,” said Joe Iles, editor-in-chief of Circulate , a magazine which promotes the idea of a circular economy, in which materials and products are reused . Via the Independent Images via OLIO and Depositphotos

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Entrepreneurs strut their solutions at VERGE Accelerate

September 25, 2017 by  
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Thirteen startups competed for attention for solutions to curb traffic congestion, improve lithium extraction, reduce building energy consumption and more.

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Etsy hacked an app to track waste — one you can use, too

April 13, 2017 by  
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The only publicly tech company to be certified under the Living Building Challenge is open-sourcing the system it uses to measure what’s leaving its offices.

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3 ways to embed sustainability in public-private partnerships

April 13, 2017 by  
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Sustainability considerations should be prominent in the design, development and operational phases of the PPP process.

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Here’s progress, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise way

August 16, 2016 by  
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A hunt for mobile apps and web services that will advance human rights, environmental causes, financial inclusion and health care in emerging economies.

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Can high-tech bacteria make fish farming more sustainable?

August 16, 2016 by  
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A methane-eating bacteria could create the basis for new fish feed that doesn’t rely on soy or corn. But that doesn’t make it a silver bullet.

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10 climate change-fighting energy apps to tap

June 15, 2016 by  
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These tools put the power to advance renewables in your hands.

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Tech brands tackle supply chains for social, financial wins

June 15, 2016 by  
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With Ford joining as its first automaker, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition fine tunes a focus on sustainability, human rights.

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Drinking at the exponential firehose: Hope for data overload?

March 22, 2016 by  
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As Tesco, Princes and John West explore tuna supply chains, a new technology promises to find facts, uncover stories and change supply chains for good.

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