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Launching – Good is the New Currency!

Eco-Ethonomics launched the newsletter ” Good is the New Currency” featuring the latest news and top stories from the Social Economy. You can access the September Issue here. You can also register here and receive it in your mailbox every month!

Stephen Ritz: A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx

Stephen Ritz: A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx Stephen Ritz embodies the exuberance and energy of the social entrepreneur.  Watching this video is truly inspiring and showcases the addictive nature of social change.  Leading his classes of kids in the South Bronx to cultivate urban gardens, from veggies to indoor plants, Stephen Ritz’s students are constructing green walls and decorating indoor spaces with plant life.  Bringing the concrete …Read More

Panera Cares: An Unusual Revenue Model

Ron Shaich, Panera Bread Panera Bread started a program, called Panera Cares, to give their cafes to the community and improve the food security in neighbourhoods that were in need.  The cafe has the same quality offerings that its other branches have with the same level of service.  The only difference is that the Panera Cares stores don’t list prices but instead have suggested donations.   People can donate more …Read More