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Rutgers Researchers Pivot to Green Entrepreneurs, Tackling Wind Energy Industry

By Jeanne Gray, American Entrepreneurship Today http://americanentrepreneurship.com For some entrepreneurs the decision to begin a startup may not have been on their drawing board until the right opportunity is presented. Take for example green entrepreneur Arturo Villegas, co-inventor of deflector technology and co-founder of XPEED Turbine Technology (XTT).  XTT is a startup founded on technology licensed…
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Public Bids and Sustainability: Soft Costs, Hard Lessons

By: Daniel Josephs, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Spruce Industries As appeared on http://americanentrepreneurship.com/green/public-bids-and-sustainability-soft-costs-hard-lessons.html Two painters walk into a hardware store and each purchase a can of paint. Painter “A” purchases the cheapest white paint on the shelf. Painter “B” purchases a can of sustainable premium white paint that costs 15% more…
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8 Green Tips for Winter Lawn Care

By: Craig Vacula, Lawn Tech Winter is the season where most homeowners forget about their yard. The lawnmower has been stored away, snow covers the grass, and you don’t have to worry about weeding and watering your yard or plants. By giving your lawn some special care during the late fall and winter seasons, you…
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Growing Your Own Food Can Help Reverse Climate Change

By David Wagstaff and Patrick Mullin, Co-founders, Alfrea Millions of environmentally conscious Americans are taking up their spades, ripping up their lawns and planting fruit and vegetable crops in an effort to boost heath, save money and reverse climate change. But not everyone is enjoying the benefits of the new backyard garden movement, and a local…
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Batteries for the Home

Alan Cowe, President, bysolar There’s a lot of hype about having an energy storage battery system at home for backup power and to take advantage of utility off-peak rates, or tied to your solar system. Let’s assume you want a battery for your home to provide backup in the event of a power outage, what size of…
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Are We Making Our Kids Sick?

Daniel Josephs Executive Vice President / COO Spruce Industries When it comes to our kids and our students, where are our priorities? What do we really care about? Is it just giving them the tools to learn or is it more? Should we be satisfied with them learning in a space or should we provide…
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