Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 70

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin. Develop something: ship, ship, ship! It’s Hard To Improve on Nature: Nature fuels herself through an ingenious cycle of nutrients wherein energy is conserved, preserved, stored and revived. I think that in many cases the process defies what we have learned in physics, that everything tends to decay because a naturally healthy system often... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 69

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Wash.  Rinse.  Repeat: Chemistry has done wonders for many of our lives.  It’s also poisoned and killed a lot of people around the world.  It makes sense to use products that have a beneficial purpose, like energy efficient / water saving rinse additives. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? It doesn’t... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 68

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Veggie: No matter how much I think about sustainable living, it’s hard to get past the plant based diet. Bill Maher (the comedian) is quoted as saying that the vegetarian in a Hummer trumps the Prius Hybrid driving customer in the McDonald’s drive through for minimizing their carbon footprint, and... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 67

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Hot Water: If you use a water heater, you are wasting water and energy, just keeping all that water heated throughout the many hours it’s not being used and waiting for it to reach the point of use. If you heat your water with a tankless/on-demand heat exchange system you’re still probably wasting... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 66

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Energy: It’s wasted everywhere…needlessly. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? Dan Miller describes an opportunity he noticed while taking a business/vacation trip to Florida last week.  The air doors he envisioned actually serve double duty: keeping energy in and flies out. http://www.48days.com/2011/07/19/is-this-an-opportunity/ Simple.... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 65

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! How You Drive: The way you drive can significantly enhance or impair your fuel efficiency and subsequently effect the future repair and maintenance costs associated with owning/operating a vehicle. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? Driving skills can be taught, and improved upon over time.  The opportunity... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 64

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Friends: Here’s an example of sustainable friendship: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left:... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 63

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Have you tried e-Books yet? There will always be a place on my shelf for a new book…and digital just won’t do for something that I really want to absorb into my mind, my soul, and my skin.  That said, I have read a few books in digital format. The Kindle reader requires an investment…as... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 62

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! On-Target: The secret to opening doors is to have the right key. I asked a sales associate at a local store to let me into the restroom, and fully expected her to punch a code into this little electronic box. Instead, there was a small red buzzer on the adjoining wall, that opened the door.  I didn’t... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 61

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Energy: We need to be able to make our resources work harder instead of sending them to the landfill. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? Science keeps finding answers in nature…we need to look for ways to duplicate this infinite wisdom. More sustainability solutions found in nature! Termite guts... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 60

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Fresh: Some of the best, most nutrient dense foods can be found growing in local gardens.  Eliminate the middleman and buy direct from a farmer if you can. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? Co-op gardening and crop-sharing is a fantastic way to get a ton of fresh food for less than you’d pay at... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 59

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Minimized packaging: If DVDs, CDs, and video games get pushed downstream to the used-games store, they often lose their big plastic boxes.  Why did we need them anyway? Primarily we needed something bigger than someone’s pocket. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? Why not seal these products in packages... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 58

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas. You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Stupid Simple: Some sustainability projects are so simple, one wonders why it wasn’t embraced sooner.   Take chlorine-free paper towels for instance…or cutting the sheets smaller, so there’s less waste. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? What can you design or re-design that will exemplify... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 57

I’m sharing “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas.  You can have them for free. Be a Linchpin.  Develop something: ship, ship, ship! Education: Here’s a great example of a company (Timberland) that takes sustainability seriously. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? We need companies to use resources widely, but many are already engaged in sustainability without the hoopla. A Linchpin positioned as a consulting business could be... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 56

I’m sharing some “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas and you can have them for free.  Be a Linchpin and develop something: ship, ship, ship! Shoes for Sustainability: Shoes are definitely a challenge, because we wear out a few parts and toss them.  (Especially in the west.)  There are synthetics and natural fibers mixed together to form these wicked compounds that typically can’t be reconstructed. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? What... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 55

I’m sharing some “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas and you can have them for free.  Be a Linchpin and develop something: ship, ship, ship! Sharing: Redbox has a great business model…and they only have to air condition a tiny piece of real estate. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? What business can you build that minimizes the space needed to sell your goods while maximizing value to the customer? Here’s a Linchpin idea: What... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 54

I’m sharing some “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas and you can have them for free.  Be a Linchpin and develop something: ship, ship, ship! Better Bottles: The glass bottle on the right is infinitely recyclable. Trouble is…it’s way to heavy, so shipping burns additional unnecessary diesel. Where’s the Linchpin opportunity? We need bottles that can be absorbed back into the environment. Maybe someone can invent a package... Read More

Sustainability Solutions to Share with Linchpins # 53

I’m sharing some “million dollar” creative sustainability ideas and you can have them for free.  Be a Linchpin and develop something: ship, ship, ship! About 40% of the food produced in the United States is wasted. We already have some inkling of what is needed to improve the massive waste stream through our commercial kitchens but few are making progress.  Here are some examples of what IS being done: Some restaurants embrace the waste... Read More