IdeaBlob is the name of a monthly contest put together by a group of small business owners and entrepreneurs. Contestants submit business ideas, and the ideas with the most votes win $10,000 in cash to start up their venture. Incidentally, it’s a great place to browse through some cool green ideas.
Take Seven Rivers, for example, one of the ideas up for this month’s prize. Seven Rivers (subtitle: “Water without the waste”) is a plan to provide clean, cheap, filtered water to people who don’t have clean tap water to drink, or people who don’t like tap water, and would otherwise buy bottled. They want to build a “water vending machine” – essentially a large water filter which will dispense clean, fresh drinking water for a small price.
They envision their customers using eco-friendly, reusable cups, as well. If people started using a system like Seven Rivers instead of buying bottled water, lots of good things would happen. We would cut down on waste, because less plastic bottles would be thrown out. We’d help reduce our consumption of petroproducts. And we’d save all the energy that goes into shipping water all over the world.
Other green ideas on IdeaBlob include local food programs for schools, green design competitions and green education for coffee growers.
written by Devin Griffin, March 27, 2009
written by Alex Diaz, March 30, 2009
written by Gary Kolesar, March 04, 2010
written by Bill Jones, July 15, 2010
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