Technology for Change: Guayaki Yerba Mate

Guayaki Yerba MateSinglebrook recently connected with Guayaki Yerba Mate through the B Corp network. We’re fans of their organic, caffeinated herbal beverage, yerba mate, and have become even bigger fans after learning about the company’s efforts to preserve the habitats and cultures of the areas of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay that supply their mate. Their interactive Impact Report is an innovative way of showcasing these efforts.

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So long and thanks for all the code

by Casey Dreier

As of today, I am no longer a Singlebrooker. 

I am voluntarily walking away from the best job I have had to spend time not programming and not in front of a computer screen. It will be an adventure, but before I leave, I feel...

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Building RailsBridges to New Communities

I walked up to the door, not quite knowing what to expect. I had rushed over there from my co-working space to participate in the RailsBridge Friday night install-fest. I buzzed and was let in.

RailsBridge started a few years ago in the wake of a...

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Technology for Change: Preserve Gimme 5

Preserve Gimme 5 Preserve Gimme 5 is a program that turns disposable items that commonly end up in a landfill into recycled plastic. The program uses a free iPhone app--Preserve Gimme 5, that allows users to locate the nearest #5 plastic drop off center where they can recycle Brita water filters, yogurt cups and other containers, as well as Preserve toothbrushes and disposable razors.

Preserve is the manufacturer of high-quality, super eco-friendly home products, including toothbrushes, razors, kitchen items and tableware. Preserve products carry catchy tag lines like “Powered by leftovers” and “Powered by yogurt cups” (through a partnership with Stonyfield Farm yogurt). Their products are all made in the USA, and Preserve is a B Corp, so you know they pass high standards to certify their sustainability efforts.

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NY Law Creates New Kind of Corporation

B Lab Red Re-posted from B Lab's email sent 12/13/11. Singlebrook is happy to provide a comment on this exciting new law! 

Congratulations to all. An early holiday present from the State of New York and another big milestone for our community. Happy holidays everyone!

For Immediate Release:

December 13, 2011

CONTACT: Erik Trojian or Andrew Greenblatt at B Lab - (212) 608-4150;;

NY Law Creates New Kind of Corporation, Spurs Investment to Create High Quality Jobs and Uses Business to Solve Social Problems; State Legislators from Wall Street Sponsored the Bill

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