Weekly News: Busting Myths on Vegans and Volunteers, IKEA goes Green, and SE Asia Battle with Water

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, I have created this post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship.

If you have an article, or event, that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section.


5 Surprising Myths About Volunteers and Donors – Some of these will come as no surprise to you, the educated and experienced Change Maker!

When You Burn Out While Changing the World – This is a big issue for many I know in the space.

Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable – I am not sure the hipsters have ever tried to proclaim their vegan / green tech economy was sustainable.  I think it was more about the hipsters looking for better ways to act on their convictions, which at times meant transitioning to veganism and supporting cleantech (EV cars, solar panels, etc).

The milk industry is changing. We meet the man giving dairy a run for its money – In this article, the hipster vegan is behind the milk industry’s decline.

In Shanghai, every Ikea delivery is now made with an electric vehicle – Awesome news, and STAY TUNED… I am going to tru and arrange an interview and drive along on one of these trucks!

Mekong water level lowest in 10 years – The lack of water will be THE challenge faced in Asia, and while we have only started speaking about Chennai’s issues, the lower Mekong struggles to reach the sea.

The Sea Is Consuming Jakarta, and Its People Aren’t Insured –  The poor always lose.

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