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Greenovate! The guide to creating environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profit

Greenovate!  The guide to creating environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profitImagine a neighborhood where smart, solar-powered garbage cans signal trash collectors only when they are full and ready to be emptied, thus reducing fuel costs. Or a mass transit system where buses run on recycled cooking oil, making them cheaper to operate with reduced emissions. Or a program to create homes for the poor by converting and upgrading discarded shipping containers.

In Greenovate!, the inaugural publication released by the Hult International Business School and the Center for Innovation, Excellence, and Growth (IXL), these environmentally-aware scenarios are a reality. Fifty companies that have successfully “gone green” while also turning a profit are carefully examined, their goals and barriers clearly laid out so that readers can easily understand how a ”greenovation” is conceived and executed. The book covers a wide range of industries and products, from all-natural cosmetics, to energy sources derived from cow manure, to intelligent street lighting.
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Community dialogue explores cultural identity and spirituality

A discussion about family and cultural identity and spirituality takes place 5:30-7pm Wednesday, May 5, at University Outreach Research/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis, Min...

Elevating the community's voice in health disparities research

The University of Minnesota's Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research will feature Barbara Israel, DrPH, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of M...

Projects aiding the poor strengthen mentoring ties

Participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters “Beyond School Walls” program will donate 18 hand-made blankets to homeless families and their children at People Serving People in Minneapolis. As part of...
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Library examines Asian cultures through food traditions

Library examines Asian cultures through food traditions Asian Americans make up approximately six percent of Hennepin County residents. The largest groups are Hmong, Vietnamese, Asian Indian and Chinese. Asian celebrations are centered around food and Asi...
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