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Turning Pineapples into Plantable Plates!  

Meet the people turning fruit waste into super-sustainable packaging! Their amazing innovations are opening a whole new world of possibility for us all. Prepare never to look at pineapples—or paper plates—the same again.
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It Came in a Package I Never Expected; Building a Gratitude Economy with Hope Zvara (Episode #06)

One thing Thought Leaders have in common, is that they combine unlikely things to create change. Today’s thought leader Hope Zvara is a perfect example. Hope is the CEO and Co-founder of Mother Trucker Yoga and the creator of STIFF Mother Trucker Pain Relief Cream. She’s also the host of the Daily Dose of Hope Podcast. Hope lives with one simple calling in mind: “help others live the best damn life possible,” which she does by sharing her dynamic story, vibrant personality, and expertise in yoga. Hope created Mother Trucker Yoga to combat the effects of prolonged sitting, limited movement, broken sleep patterns, and heightened stress of an essential group of workers.
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Educate the Consumer and Optimize the Food Industry with Ben Conard (Episode #02)

Today’s thought leader is Ben Conard, founder of Five North Chocolate, a healthy chocolate snack company empowering farmers and celebrating diversity by committing to fair-trade. Ben has been named one of the Top 10 Biggest Fair Trade Advocates in the World and 40 LGBT Leaders Under 40. Ben is passionate about making an impact in the way people buy and how companies produce.
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How a Vancouver Hotel Is Supporting First Nations Artists

How can a hotel support the art and culture of a community? When it comes to doing good business that's good for the world, Skwachàys Lodge has created a model for supporting Indigenous artists while giving people a world-class vacation in Vancouver!
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Could Your Water Bottle Become a Monk’s Robes?

Hundreds of tons of plastic waste have never looked so good! By transforming plastic refuse collected from around the country into a fiber, this monastery in Thailand is helping us rethink the life cycle of our plastic! Could recycling actually just be the beginning of a new exciting journey? Check this out.  
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From Fish to Fashion: When A Fishing Net Becomes A Hat!

What if we looked at the life cycle of every item we purchased and thought "Where did this come from? What will happen when I'm done with it?" This company has figured out how to solve a problem for a community of fishermen and save wildlife by giving some of the ocean's most harmful pollution a new, more fashionable, life.
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Why Good Business is like Good Bread!

Why do we love a good loaf of bread so much? For 130 years a little bakery in Ireland has stood the test of time, answering this question for generations. The answer is a lesson we can pass on to other corners of our life as well!
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The Secret Power of Checklists

The fastest way to start reducing your stress and increasing productivity doesn't require any expensive new planners or apps. All you need to start working with the accuracy skill of a doctor or an astronaut is a piece of paper and a pen!
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Welcome to the Earthship—The Future of Living Well and Doing Good!

Can a house made from old tires, recycled beer bottles, and detached from water and electricity be a luxurious answer to sustainable housing needs? Well, for those who have discovered the magic of Earthships the answer is "Yes!" Find out how people are creating the buildings of the future with surprisingly low-tech innovations! 

The 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Bringing Sweetness to Everyone!

14-year old Michael Platt is making life a little better for someone in need, one cupcake at a time. For every dessert he sells through his business, he's donating one to shelters in his community—bringing some sweetness to those who could most use it. Here's his amazing story! 

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