Posted by: greencrusader
June 16, 2012
Four Harvard students came up with the idea for the sOccket, a soccer ball pictured below, that generates and stores electricity during normal game play. The stored electricity in the ball can then be used to light an LED lamp, or charge a cellphone or battery.
Ecoist handmade handbags are made from recycled candy wrappers, food packages, soda labels, and other recycled materials. A US based company collects waste and “upcycle” it into eco friendly bags, recycled purses, and one-of-kind, limited collection handbags, pictured below.
You’ve heard of a bright-white smile, what about a solar powered dentist? Dr. Keith King, pictured below, is the only orthodontist in Medicine Hat, a town in Alberta, Canada. His practice is powered by the sun.
Picture taken by David Dodge
These and many more are a tip of a huge iceberg of over 100 inspiring stories that I collected from across the globe and stored in our Green Business Library to help you learn and be proud to tell your own green stories from the many green actions you take at work, day-in-day-out.
You too can tell your own green stories. To make your stories great and inspiring, here are some tips.
Tips on writing a great green story for your organization
• Make it simple, clear, real and short – short stories are easy for people to remember and tell their friends.
• Create a story that will produce a ripple effect - if your story captures the imagination of readers, it will create action.
• Think outside the box – find creative ways to frame your stories if you want better response.
• Connect your story to your products/services to let your clients/customers and the world know that you do not just provide products/services, but you walk the talk.
• From talking to named clients/customers of yours, tell the world why clients/customers choose you, how your products/services satisfy their needs, why they will be going back to shop for your products/services.
• Connect clients/customers’ experience to how your products/services make a difference in people’s life, what environmental angle of your products/services stand out, and what you want the world to know about your products/services.
Now get to work right now!
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