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Mar 20th

Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa

By Suza Adam

Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg

This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to meet with their counterparts from around the world in order to pursue the objective of setting up clean technologies businesses in the continent holding commercial promise.

For African entrepreneurs and their businesses, the Johannesburg held event will prove most beneficial in a much as it will allow them to meet with potential global partners, both in technology and finance so as to evaluate and execute projects in renewable energy,  provision of  potable water, solid waste recycling, effluent  treatment and other projects that aside of their commercial merits would have even greater socio-economic benefits and impact on the people and environment of the continent for years to come.

Much of the event this year would concentrate on adaptive and appropriate solutions for particular instances.

Some projects in the past, although technologically sound, could not be justified commercially, nor technically, as support infrastructure – human resource and even reliable energy supply - could not be sustained.

As Africa is now becoming the focus of the developed nations as far as inward investment into the continent, so as to “fire up” economic development, there is much anticipation that infrastructural development will ensue.

Thus, the provision of energy, water (for drinking, agricultural and industrial use) as well as other objectives such as road infrastructure and telecommunication will become a priority.

Therefore in Africa the concept of “clean technology” is more about the ability to answer to the said needs in a more independent manner, than what is currently possible - that is deploying energy generating capacity that is not reliant on massive infrastructural setup, but rather small scale and scalable solutions adapted to remote and rural regions within a country.

Similarly innovative solutions regarding water treatment and purification coupled with that of industrial effluents can also be deployed on the basis of  small scale and scalable range of solutions, thereby commercially justified as per community/regions’ needs.

In summation, Viridis Africa showcasing Clean Technologies initiatives and innovative solutions is about appropriate technologies which balance commercial promise with cost affordability to users.

For more information, visit www.viridisafrica.com or contact the organiser, Spindle Communications on suza.adam@spindlecommunications.com

 

More information:

On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the third Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton South Africa.

Called Viridis Africa, the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their interest and investment criteria.
    
Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and project developers dedicated to the cleantech sector. They would also include North American, European funding agencies, major Asian industrial conglomerates, technology specific investment funds and major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

Entrepreneurs from all over Africa are invited to submit a business plan for inclusion in the program. Interested parties can mail their cleantech proposals to suza@viridisafrica.com

 

 

Jan 27th

Calling Dynamic Entrepreneurs to involve in the Greatest Cleantech Project

By Hariharan PV
Here are a few stunningly immaculate Wood Substitute Molded Doors that use Agrowastes as the staring point.

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Here are some Boards made of Agrowastes which are the First semi-finished Products for Molded Doors:

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India has the potential to create a development based on an average Village Turnover of not less than $1,000,000 in each of the 638,596 Villages … a total turnover of over $630 Billion. About 15% of these businesses could be generated through Wood Substitute products alone.

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Nov 26th

Eradicating Global Poverty by Going Green?

By Tinia Pina

Global Poverty - Re-NubleIt’s easy to become frustrated by the disconnect between scientists and politicians regarding climate change.  In some countries (like the US), it’s not even a disconnect – it’s an outright debate over whether global warming is happening and whether human activity is a factor.

Fortunately, attitudes are shifting closer to the scientific consensus.  Even in America – one of the last remaining strongholds of climate change denial – the tide is turning.

Unusually brutal hurricanes in late fall have a way of influencing public opinion.

But is growing awareness amongst constituents enough to tip the balance?  After all, politicians are often driven by more pressing, short-term mandates like economic development or ending poverty – areas in which progress is easier to document within a 2, 4, or 6-year election cycle.

Even the greenest of candidates might shy away from the types of long-term solutions many climate scientists advocate.  It’s hard to pitch a 10-year environmental plan if voters must assess your performance in the here and now.

Well, we’ve got good news – in fact, double good news.

Turn Down the Heat – Climate Change as Key to Ending Poverty

In a landmark report, Turn Down the Heat, released by the World Bank, climate change emerged as one of the most important factors in combating global poverty.

According to World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, “We will never end poverty if we don’t tackle climate change.  It is one of the single biggest challenges to social justice today.”

In other words, fighting climate change isn’t simply an environmental issue any more.  Of course, many businesses already realized as much when their supply chains and services were interrupted by Hurricane Sandy.  But now the leading authority on global poverty has added its 2 cents.

Why is this good news?

Because this report draws a direct link between the economic development that typically guides political action and the environmental protection that most of us agree needs to happen.

In other words, selling 5, 10, or even 50-year environmental platforms shouldbecome easier.  Rather than view regulations and protections as job destroyers, we can reframe them as job creators – a major plus during one of the worst economic crises in recent memory.

That’s good news #1.  Now for #2.

We Don’t Need to Wait 5, 10, or Even 50 Years to Turn Down the Heat

At Re-Nuble, we’d love to see more politicians throw their weight behind long-term global warming solutions.  Cutting emissions, improving fuel efficiency, investing in new technologies – these are all critically important.  Any news that makes implementing such standards should be viewed as “good news.”

But it gets better.

There exist a range of immediate, short-term solutions we can begin implementing today.  Solutions that don’t require political risk – or even political input, for that matter.

Our entire business model revolves around one such solution:

  • Collecting the 1.3 billion tons of food waste that we already produce every year
  • Recycling this uneaten food into green energy and natural fertilizer
  • Using both of these resources to reduce reliance on fossil fuel and improve the quality of our food, air, and water

It’s a simple fix, and the resources are already at our disposal.  We’re simply not using them.  In fact, we’re spending money not to use them and paying with our health and environment in the process.

Think it’s silly to clear trees so we can grow food that doesn’t get eaten?  We think it’s silly too.

Join us today and help us put a stop to this.  If not for environmental or health reasons – do it because Re-Nuble’s mission also plays a small role in eradicating global poverty and spurring local economic development.

Nov 22nd

When You Support Re-Nuble’s Mission, You Also Support…

By Tinia Pina

We’ve touched on this theme a bit in the past, explaining the benefits of Re-Nuble’s mission to restaurant owners and individual citizens.  But what about everyone else?  What do they gain by donating to our green crowdfunding campaign (besides the awesome perks we’ve got lined up)?

There are 3 broad categories of direct and indirect benefits – regardless of your political, economic, or social background.  Whether you’re a bigwig executive or a volunteer firefighter, below are just a handful of ways that Re-Nuble’s mission helps you and your community.

Environmental Protection

The first, and arguably most important, benefit is the environment.  Every dollar donated to Re-Nuble’s crowdfunding campaign moves the world closer to a zero-waste cycle of food production and renewable energy generation.

You benefit from:

  • Less overall waste in your community (we could stop the list right here).
  • Decreased use of limited, precious resources (i.e. fossil fuel, virgin forests, delicate ecosystems, endangered fishing waters, etc.).
  • Fewer pollutants in the air and water (due to less fossil fuel consumption and less organic waste in landfills – a major source of greenhouse gases).
  • A more sustainable cycle of food production, waste management, and green energy.

By itself, greening the planet makes donating $5 worth it.  Wouldn’t you shell out a few extra dollars to have cleaner air, healthier water, and a more sustainable world?

Admittedly, we realize that not everyone is as passionate about the environment as we are.  Intangibles like “a greener planet” are not always enough.  So let’s explore something everyone can get behind.

Local Green Economic Development

Re-Nuble tackles global problems with local solutions by ensuring that the renewable energy and all-natural fertilizers it creates from waste go to the very communities that originally created this waste.  There are no national supply lanes or international shipping routes involved.  We keep all resources within the local communities that we serve.

The end result?  Well, you benefit from:

  • More green job opportunities.  Even if you’re not personally in the market for a new job, you probably know folks who are.  And besides, more local jobs means more tax revenue.  This leads to better schools, safer roads, and less crime – all generated through activities that help the planet rather than hurt it.
  • More economic growth.  Your community relies on local resources to sustainably grow the food and generate the power it needs.  This approach to community scale renewable energy and sustainable farming can pay huge dividends at a time when cities across the country are hemorrhaging money by sourcing these things from abroad.

By joining Re-Nuble, not only are you helping to create new green jobs, but you also ensure that local money doesn’t leave the community.  This compound benefit is reason enough to make a small contribution.  But wait, there’s more.

Healthier Living for Everyone

We said earlier that saving the environment was arguably the most important benefit.  And within a much broader context, it is.  But who doesn’t want a healthier body?  We imagine that this is #1 on many people’s list.

If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck.  Re-Nuble actively partners with farmers that champion sustainability and health over agribusinesses that value profit above all else.  Rather than grow genetically modified foods harvested with petro-fertilizers, we’re fighting for a world in which local farmers use safe and humane methods of cultivating the food we eat.

End result?  You benefit from:

  • Safer and more delicious food.  The produce you buy from Re-Nuble’s partners use organic fertilizers and natural seeds rather than laboratory concoctions.  Consequently, you have fewer toxins in your body.
  • Cleaner air and water.  This benefit was also in the “save the environment” section, but it deserves a second mention here.  The chemicals that non-sustainable farmers use don’t simply affect our food.  They also contaminate the air and water.  The same goes with waste that doesn’t get recycled.  When left to rot in landfills, this waste releases pollutants into the environment, and thus, your body.
  • More humane working conditions.  Okay – this is not a direct benefit to you.  But wouldn’t you feel better knowing that the people who grow your food are treated fairly?  You get that peace of mind when you shop from local farmers who champion Re-Nuble’s mission.  You take your chances whenever you go with multinationals, who as mentioned, are driven by profit more than anything else.

Help Us Help You by Donating to Our Green Crowdfunding Campaign

The benefits outlined above are not simply hopes and desires.  They represent the very real outcomes of a very attainable zero-waste model.  But we’re still many weeks away from putting this model into action.

You and your friends can help move us closer.  By donating $5 or more to our green crowdfunding campaign, you can help us launch Re-Nuble – first in the DC area and then to other towns and cities across the country.  For the price of a latte or hamburger, you can make a social investment in your community that will continue to pay economic, health, and environmental dividends for decades to come.

So check out our green crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.com and take that next step.  And don’t forget to look at some of the perks.

 

Nov 21st

Strategic, Long-term Planning in a World of Climate Change and Worse

By Tinia Pina

Freak super storms and droughts are nothing new.  There always have been and always will be those black swan events that don’t fit the usual weather mold.

What is new, however, is the frequency of these events.

Fortunately, a growing number of Americans are taking note – a substantial improvement over the usual climate change denials of just a few months ago.

This growing awareness is obviously cause for celebration.  With a clear understanding of the problem, we can begin taking proactive steps towards fixing it.  That’s the good news.

Now the bad news.  Even if the entire world united tomorrow to combat global warming, progress would be slow.  Freak storms and severe droughts are not things we can solve overnight.

Wait, it gets worse.

We’re still many disasters away from united global action.

In the meantime, what steps can you take to protect yourself – as a business – as a consumer?

You might be wondering – “Why do I need to do anything?  I don’t live anywhere near drought areas or hurricane zones.”

For this, there are 2 answers:

  1. New York and New Jersey are not in hurricane zones either.  But no one bothered to tell Sandy.
  1. Although New York and New Jersey certainly received the lion’s share of destruction, Hurricane Sandy affected anyone directly or indirectly dependent on these 2 states.  In a globalized economy with interwoven supply chains, this means “everyone.”

So again, what steps can you take?

Weaving Redundancies and Contingencies into Our Globalized World

In a recent post on AVC.com, blogger, Fred Wilson described his experience walking around a flooded New York in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.  The author observed in amazement how countless businesses in lower Manhattan had lost servers, computers, and data centers – information and hardware that could never be retrieved.

Wilson hoped that his own equipment had been spared in his flooded basement.

It wasn’t.

But because he keeps his data in the cloud, the actual information he needs to run his VC business remained intact.  In effect, he had built redundancy into his business to protect himself from the unthinkable.

Cues from the Cloud – Localized Distribution and Planned Redundancy

The basic concept of planned redundancy is not limited to the digital world.  It remains equally relevant outside the realm of 1’s and 0’s.

For example.

Even while the storm raged on, many New Jersey residents had electricity despite being surrounded on all sides by neighbors sitting in darkness.

How is this possible?

These residents had embraced solar power – a distributed, renewable energy technology that complements traditional grid electricity.

So resilient is solar, in fact, that after the storm, ISO New England – the agency responsible for monitoring New Jersey’s electric power generation and transmission system – reported zero complaints of any major damage to solar facilities resulting from the hurricane.

If a few solar panels break, the system still remains operational.  Contrast this with major power stations where one broken widget can bring the entire grid down.  In some cases, power failures can lead to much worse than loss of electricity, which explains why New Jersey deliberately shut down some of its nuclear power stations in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

This redundant, distributed model also applies to food production.

By harvesting local crops with local resources, communities become less dependent on global supply chains.  International produce is always there if you want it.  But by developing sources closer to home, you have more options in the event of a drought in your backyard or a hurricane on the other side of the world.

Curing the Disease & Treating the Symptoms – Why Sustainability Matters

At Re-Nuble, we specialize in developing sustainability programs to combat the grave environmental challenges we face as a planet.  We remain singularly focused on treating the underlying causes of climate change.

But in Sandy’s aftermath, it’s become clear that this approach to sustainability offers many of the same benefits that VC bloggers in New York enjoy when they put their data in the clouds.

Not only does our Green Back Approach help reverse global warming, but it also limits the impact of erratic weather changes.  By developing local recycling facilities that transform organic waste into renewable energy and green fertilizer, we help communities continue thriving even when confronted with supply chain interruptions thousands of miles away.

Join us today so we can expand this Green Back Approach and simultaneously protect the planet and the billions of people who call it home.  Become a Re-Nuble partner, follow us on social media, or contribute to our green crowdfunding campaign.

Nov 20th

Help Us Become An Ignite Good Millennial Impact Challenge Winner!

By Tinia Pina

As you probably know, we entered the IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge this summer. More than 200 people nationwide entered their ideas for social impact and—guess what!—our idea, Re-Nuble, was selected as one of just 10 finalists by the selection committee.

But we can’t win without your help. IGNITEgood is letting the public decide which five ideas deserve to take home a Millennial Impact Challenge Grant, each worth $10,000.

We are relentlessly working to green the planet one community at a time by repurposing our food waste into renewable resources such as renewable energyand organic based fertilizers in urban areas. This mission (and the grant) really means a lot to us.

So, if you want to see our project come to your town (or if we’ve ever made you smile), take a second and vote for us here, on The Huffington Post, before 11:59 p.m. EST on November 23, 2012.

Remember: Only one vote will be allowed per IP address.

We couldn’t do this without you and are forever grateful for your continued support.

Thanks so much.

Nov 15th

Co-Creation: Community Input to Design Our Organic Recycling Services

By Tinia Pina
Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing - Green

Throughout much of the industrial revolution, controlling the means of production represented the surest way to long-term business growth.  And after decades of social progress and innovation, the focus shifted towards having a skilled (and happy) workforce.  But in recent years, an entirely new trend has emerged – one in which end-users have a much greater voice in developing new products and services for the marketplace.

This tendency extends well beyond focus groups and polls designed to assess market needs.  Rather, the goal is to create a platform in which collaboration replaces traditional, one-way feedback.  When you give local communities a voice, they become invested in your success – a concept that resonates strongly with us given the urgency of our mission to green the planet.

Re-Nuble’s Strategy 1: Crowdsourcing Our Way to a Better World

We actively engage community partners (businesses, politicians, citizens, civic organizations, etc.) to determine exactly what they’re needs are and how best to position our services.

What we’ve learned so far?

  • There’s growing interest in healthier, more transparent food production (i.e. no genetically modified products and no petro-chemicals).  Prop 37 in California probably best exemplifies this push, but the movement has spread to every corner of the country.
  • Average people across the country increasingly want greener sources of energy – not simply election promises or big ideas – but actual (and affordable) access to renewable power at the local level.
  • Despite some political efforts to make it otherwise, “green” is not a dirty word.  There’s a growing belief that sustainability, economic growth, and social equality are strongly correlated.

It was through discussions like these that we essentially “crowdsourced” our entire business model to find unmet market needs and untapped resources.

For example, many companies regard “waste disposal” as a significant problem – an expense.  But through our talks with local businesses, we realized that when managed properly, “waste” actually represents a profitable resource – one that could be converted into organic fertilizer, alternative energy, and most important, new green jobs.

This realization was only possible because we tapped into one of the richest resources at our disposal – the local communities that we serve.  Had we relied on our own intuition, we would have overlooked this opportunity entirely.

Not surprisingly, communication and collaboration are now central pillars of the Re-Nuble model.  We actively engage and share as we continuously tweak our formula to make Re-Nuble more responsive to the needs of those we serve.

Re-Nuble’s Strategy 2: Crowdfunding Our Way to a Green Planet

Based on the encouraging success of this approach to collective action and community inclusion, we decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign with IndieGoGo.com to help us raise start-up capital.

 

Check out our new crowdfunding slideshow:
Re-Nuble Green Crowdfunding on Prezi
 
 

We’re certainly open to traditional financing strategies (i.e. angel investors or social impact investment funds).  But this multi-stakeholder approach is more in line with our general attitude towards fixing the problems of the world.  Shared ownership is a vital component of Re-Nuble’s mission – everyone is affected by global environmental challenges, and thus, everyone should have a role in developing solutions – even if it’s simply donating $1.

We thought this was a novel concept, until we read a recent article in CleanTechnica about crowdfunding’s growing importance in clean energy development.  Government, private investors, and Wall Street can (and should) help, but their commitments to green causes are not always certain.  What is certain, however, is people’s individual commitment to eating safer foods, breathing cleaner air, and passing on a cleaner planet to future generations.

If you feel like we feel, please join us in our mission by doing one or all of the following:

  • Visit our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.com and make a small contribution.  Every dollar makes a difference.
  • Follow us on social media or sign up for our e-newsletter, and share your own ideas with us so we can continue making Re-Nuble better and better.
  • Spread the word – let others know what we’re trying to do.  Share this link with your friends, family, colleagues, and people on the street (http://www.indiegogo.com/re-nuble).

 

Nov 14th

68% of Americans Now Believe Climate Change Is a Serious Threat

By Tinia Pina

Global Warming - Re-NubleHow important was climate change in this most recent election?  It’s difficult to say.  After all, the topic scarcely came up on the campaign trail – a fact lamented by many environmental activists.

True, Obama offered varying degrees of support for clean energy and environmental protection, while Romney derisively mocked attempts to “slow the rise of the oceans.”

But given how many issues came up in this election (reproductive rights, tax codes, immigration reform, etc.), it’s difficult to conclude whether Obama’s victory was a decisive referendum on global warming.  The President won for any number of reasons.  And let’s not forget – the election was quite close.

However, a recent poll by Rasmussen suggests that climate change is an important issue for a growing number of Americans.  According to the survey, 68% believe climate change is serious – a 47% improvement from a similar Rasmussen survey conducted in 2009.

Silent Fall Replacing Silent Spring – the Demise of Climate Change Denial

It’s worth noting that the survey took place just days before the election during the height of Hurricane Sandy cleanup (and several weeks after Hurricane Isaac delayed the Republican National Convention).

It’s quite possible that, if the Rasmussen survey had been conducted 3 months ago, this 68% number would be much lower.  In fact, a 2010 Gallup poll found that 48% of Americans believed global warming’s severity to be exaggerated.

But as of right now, the number isn’t lower because:

  • Hurricane Sandy did happen
  • The RNC was delayed
  • Millions are still without power (and many people lost much more)

Whereas “green” and “environment” used to be dirty words that invited public backlash from climate change deniers, even the far right was noticeably silent in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Denial is a tough sell when entire New Jersey neighborhoods are being washed away because of a freak storm that originated somewhere off the coast of South America.

Why Climate Change Acceptance Gives Us Hope

This growing acceptance is encouraging.  Even if global warming is only a political topic (or not) during any given election cycle, it seems that the public’s attitude is slowly shifting.

This gives us hope.

It gives us hope because our mission to green the planet feeds off of public participation – regardless of what the Beltway does or doesn’t do.  Growing acceptance increases the very community activism that fuels our Green Back Approach.

It gives us hope because addressing the grave environmental problems we face requires acknowledging that these problems even exist.  It seems like such a simple first step.  But remember, in 2010, less than half the country considered climate change a serious issue (and 30% continue to believe it’s not important).

It gives us hope because, as a nation, we’ve long been reluctant to join the international community in the fight against global warming.

This reluctance is truly problematic when you understand the disproportionate number of resources we use for a population of our size.  The US is less than 5% of the global population, but we consume nearly 25% of the world’s energy.  For us not to be involved is unthinkable.

Do You Share Our Hope That Acceptance Will Spark Greater Action?

68% is a pretty encouraging number.  It’s not where we need to be, but it’s a dramatic improvement from where we were just a few years ago – in fact, maybe just a few weeks ago.

Do you share our hope that climate change acceptance will lead to major improvements in the future?

Do you believe that 68% is a good starting point for slowing the rise of the oceans and improving the way we generate energy, manage waste, or harvest food?

Then we encourage you to do any and all of the following:

  • Write your congress people today and let them know that climate change is real and needs to be addressed.  Help us convert the “public” will that Rasmussen’s survey illustrates into the “political” will that our country needs.  Click on these links to contact Senators and House Representatives in your state.  Hopefully it’s been updated since the most recent election.
  • Tell your friends, coworkers, and family members your thoughts on climate change.  Share these environmental facts or this interactive presentation.  Some of your friends may call you crazy, but you won’t be the odd man out for very long.  The tide is turning.  We just hope the message gets out before another Hurricane Sandy (or worse) comes along.

There’s safety and power in numbers.  Our efforts will yield greater results if we work together.

Nov 10th

Startup CEO Asks Reddit Community for Input on Green Business Model

By Tinia Pina

By Tinia Pina

How often have you been invited to participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Session with someone who is passionate about what you have to say?  If you’ve been following the presidential campaign closely, you may have been one of the 2.99 million users on Reddit who took advantage of this type of opportunity to interact with President Obama.

Consider me inspired, as I am trying to do just that.  However, the “why” behind our AMA is a bit different from the President’s.

I’ll be using my AMA to empower members and stakeholders within the D.C. Metropolitan area to co-create Re-Nuble’s business model during our design stage.  Our sole intention is to involve the community as much as possible to ensure that its concerns and suggestions are heard in regards to our organic recycling projects.

Waste and composting are often sensitive topics.  However, we would like to:

  • dispel any fears around the technology we plan to incorporate
  • raise awareness of our planned social and environmental impact
  • educate our community about why we are passionate about organic recycling
  • promote how Re-Nuble will create more good than profit

It is our mission to ethically satisfy our community members’ concerns and help demystify the process.

Uneaten food constitutes roughly 14-20% of the nation’s waste stream.  There is a growing movement of concerned citizens and businesses who want to reduce that percentage responsibly and ethically.  Through our organic recycling services, Re-Nuble helps solve this challenge while simultaneously producing 3 additional benefits:

  • healthier food grown from our safe and organic fertilizers
  • fewer pollutants in the atmosphere
  • creating cleaner communities fueled with renewable power
 

The Reddit Ask Me Anything session will be held on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.  On the day of the actual event, visit Reddit.com and register as a user to be able to join the conversation with CEO, Tinia Pina.

  • For more information and inquiries, please contact us at media[at]re-nuble[dot]com.
 

Re-Nuble's Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Check out our new crowdfunding slideshow:
 
Re-Nuble Crowdfunding
 
To learn more about Re-Nuble’s crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo or to make a contribution, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/re-nuble.


About Re-Nuble

Re-Nuble’s mission is to responsibly manage limited, local resources at minimal cost to the environment.  By recycling organic waste into all-natural fertilizer and green energy, the company hopes to replace society’s current linear model of waste with a closed, sustainable loop.

To learn more about Re-Nuble or join as a partner, visit: http://www.re-nuble.com.

Nov 8th

Re-Nuble’s Crowdfunding Campaign – There Are No Insignificant Acts

By Tinia Pina

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newest crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.com – an initiative we hope will raise $25,000+ as we unroll our organic recycling services to cities across the country.

But first a little background.

At Re-Nuble, our mission is to halt the wasteful habits we’ve accumulated over the past century or so:

  • Across the globe, 1/3 of all food never gets eaten.  It literally goes to waste.  Worse still, this organic waste gets sent to landfills where it rots to produce methane and other harmful greenhouse gases.
  • We’ve become overly reliant on fossil fuels to power our economy.  Unfortunately, oil, gas, and coal are resources that are limited in supply and incredibly toxic.  There’s no upside.
  • We are also overly dependent on fossil fuel to grow the food we eat (1/3 of which never actually gets eaten… remember?).  The petro-chemicals we use to cultivate our crops are bad for the soil, harmful to the environment, and terrible for our bodies.

Our goal is to stop this cycle of madness.  It’s not even a cycle to be honest.  It’s a linear model of pure waste.  We extract dirty fossil fuel to grow unhealthy food that we don’t even eat.  And then we discard that food and allow it to rot and release even more harmful toxins into the atmosphere.

All this makes insignificant acts like throwing away a half-eaten apple seem pretty significant.

What is our solution?

Re-Nuble’s Approach to a Greener, Cleaner, and Healthier Planet

Well, first we started with the premise that NO act is insignificant.  Everything we do has an impact - positive or negative. Next, we decided to create a business model that minimizes these negatives and amplifies the positives. At Re-Nuble, we collect organic waste (leftover food, yard trimmings, etc.) and recycle it into all-natural fertilizers and renewable energy. As a result, we minimize the negatives by:

  • Reducing waste
  • Lowering fossil fuel reliance
  • Decreasing harmful toxins in the atmosphere

And we amplify the positives by:

  • Putting organic waste to better use
  • Boosting sustainable agriculture
  • Increasing green energy resources

This Green Back Approach to sustainability creates a closed-loop in which inputs become outputs, which become inputs once again.  No more linear models of pure waste.

Harnessing Local Resources to Combat Global Problems

Although we actively partner with municipal boards and multinationals, our approach specifically targets the community to ensure that local waste becomes local opportunities.

This means that anyone can get involved with the Re-Nuble mission.  Because we all want healthier food, less waste, and cleaner energy, we all have a part to play in greening the planet. 

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What can I do?  I’m just one person,” we’re here to answer that question for you. 

Because remember…. There are NO insignificant acts.  Everything we do has meaning.  And building a better future requires that we all work together.

That’s why we launched a crowdfunding campaign to help get Re-Nuble off the ground. 

Like our community based business model, crowdfunding leverages individual actions to produce something truly great. Anyone can get involved, through $5, $50, and even $500 donations. Our goal is to raise $25,000 as quickly as possible to ensure the successful launch of Re-Nuble. 

So check out our crowdfunding page on IndieGoGo and help us jumpstart our mission of greening the planet – one community at a time.

Check out our new crowdfunding slideshow:
 
Re-Nuble Crowdfunding